Now that we’ve gotten into the swing of things with school, let’s all enjoy the change of season and welcome the mosquito-free, cooler weather by picking some apples! If you’re wondering where we Fredericksburg residents go to pick our applies during the Fall, please read on to find out as Moms of Fredericksburg has discovered another great day trip for local families. This time, it’s to Charlottesville, where you can celebrate National Apple Month every weekend in October at the Carter Mountain Orchard!
This afternoon, I contacted the Virginia Department of Agriculture’s apple expert to learn more about apple picking day trips from Fredericksburg. After discussing the possibilities, it was obvious to us that the Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the BEST option for families in our area!
Although this trip will take you approximately 90 minutes to and from Fredericksburg City, it appears to be a fantastic way to spend the day with your family and friends!
Directions to Carter Mountain Orchard from the Fredericksburg VA area:
Route 3 West to Route 29 South
Follow Route 29 South to Charlottesville
Take the US-29-BYP S/US-250-BYP W ramp toward I-64
I-64 East to Charlottesville, to Exit 121A
Go 1/2 mile on Route 20 South
Turn left onto VA-53
Go 3/4 mile, turn right at the Carter Mountain Orchard sign