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Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

Experience a Blue Ridge Mountain fall adventure at Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill, where apples have been grown since 1930. You can pick apples, go on a Saturday wagon tour of the orchard, watch apples sorted, sample an apple cider slushie, or picnic in the Apple Pickin’ Picnic Shelter. Browse…

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Apple Country Cider Jam

Henderson County has long been known as apple country. The county is the largest apple producer in North Carolina, which ranks seventh in the nation in apple production. That abundance of orchards makes it a natural fit for the growing hard cider industry. Three hard cideries now operate in the…

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Fall Harvest Adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Fall Harvest Adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Fall ushers in a time for cozy sweaters, apple cider, and leaf-peeping. Get outdoors and enjoy the mountains of Western North Carolina as the leaves change from the deep greens of summer to the bright reds, golds and oranges of fall. It’s also a great time to mix the palate of brilliant colors with…

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Morganton Mystery: The Brown Mountain Lights

Morganton Mystery: The Brown Mountain Lights

On a dark night in the Linville Gorge area of Morganton, North Carolina, you might witness the one of the Blue Ridge Mountain’s biggest mysteries, the Brown Mountain Lights. For hundreds of years people have seen ghostly lights moving through the valley from certain vantage points in Burke County….

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Where to Find Brilliant Fall Color Across the NC Blue Ridge

Where to Find Brilliant Fall Color Across the NC Blue Ridge

Western North Carolina has become well known as a destination for fall color, and for good reason. The mountains of the NC Blue Ridge offer spectacular views of Autumn’s patchwork quilt over the forest canopy, and because of the dramatic changes in elevation, the area boasts one of the longest leaf…

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