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Here is where to pick apples within driving distance of Columbia

Take a road trip with the family and head to one of these regional U-pick apple farms; all within three hours of the Captial City.

Apple picking Columbia

Try these apple orchards within two and a half hours of Columbia.

Photo by @victoriacpetit

There’s nothing better than a crisp apple and planning a fall foliage roadtrip right before fall. If you just want to do some foliage site-seeing, we’ll leaf this conversation here, but if you want to pick your own apples, you apple-solutely have to visit these five apple orchards and pick apples within driving distance of Columbia.

Don’t worry, we’ve got all the in-cider information.

🍎 Grandad’s Apples ‘N Such | 2951 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC | Two hours
Have you ever shot an apple out of a cannon? Well, you’re missing out if you don’t while visiting this orchard. Don’t miss the apple cannon, the cow train, the corn maze, the pumpkin patch, and 30+ varieties of apples.

🍎 Sky Top Orchard | 1193 Pinnacle Mtn Rd., Zirconia, NC | Two hours
No judgment here if you’re only going for the apple cider doughnuts + slushie. Enjoy U-pick apples, a playground, an animal barn, hayrides, and other family-fun activities.

🍎 Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard | Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard, 170 Stepp Orchard Dr., Hendersonville, NC | Two hours + 15 min.
DYK this 100-acre U-pick orchard + farm was the first pick-your-own apple orchard in Hendersonville? Explore its 5-acre corn maze and its pumpkin patch.

🍎 Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery |1860 Black Hwy., York, SC | One hour + 30 min.
Visit this family-owned + operated boutique apple orchard located in the upstate. It’s also an award-winning Hard Cider producer + its Cider Bar is open for tastings on select weekends. If you’re looking to pick your own apples, register for a time.

🍎 The Apple Truck
These apples are coming to you. The Apple Truck — an Ann Arbor-based traveling food truck that delivers farm-fresh, flavorful, juicy Michigan apples and cider to eight states — will be local stops in SC.

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