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May-June Sat/Sun; June through October Wed through Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Address: 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Mile 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Phone: (828) 765-9531 or (888) 765-9531
Beginning June 1st, the Orchard at Altapass goes to five days a week—Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Five days of orchard experiences from hayrides to book signings, the train project, bee and monarch butterfly habitats, heritage exhibits, People’s Pollinator Garden, and free, live music every weekend afternoon through October. All are invited to listen to old to new renditions and take a twirl or a tap (if so inclined) on the pavilion dance floor.
The Orchard at Altapass, is one of the most visited locations on the Blue Ridge Parkway. For the last quarter century, we have diligently worked to ''save the good stuff''—the regional traditions, culture, and the land on which all was built. We're accomplishing that by propagating the best apples possible (with the least amount of chemicals) and hosting activities for all ages that educate and entertain.
We invite you to come for a visit. Bring your dancing shoes. There's room on the floor for all. And your walking shoes. You don't want to leave without a walk through the apple ''forest.'' Bring your appetites for the apple pie a-la-mode and Apple Core Grill delights. Pick your own apples or purchase them in our General Store (in season). Return to a simpler time for an hour or an afternoon at the family- (and pet-) friendly Orchard At Altapass.
The mission of the Altapass Foundation, Inc. is to preserve the history, heritage and culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains; protect the underlying orchard land with its apples, wetlands, butterflies, and other natural features; and educate the public about the Appalachians.