There is too much to do in the Charlottesville area to put into just one post, so I’ll organize by activity.
Carter Mountain Orchards not only have the pick-your-own apples, but they also have a little country store with yummy apple cider donuts, picnic tables overlooking a spectacular view of the city below and when you go in the fall, they have pumpkins!
They have become über successful over the years! The first time we went a few years ago, the road up the mountain was dirt and there were only a couple dozen cars in the lot. When we went a couple of weeks ago, they had a nicely paved road and flaggers directing traffic to one of three parking lots! But all the best to them, they have a nice operation and delicious apples!
They happen to grow my favorite type of apple, the Mutsu (Crispin), which is why I don’t mind waiting in line for 20 minutes to pay for 5 apples! They are green, crunchy like Granny Smith, but sweet. Not a fan of red apples and I hate the soft, mushy apples, so this is literally the best apple I’ve ever had. I can only find them here at CMO or at Wegmans (if they are in season). Just all kinds of yum!
Wow, never knew I was so passionate about apples, but well, there ya go! Anyhoo, on to the pictures!
Michie Tavern is literally right next to Carter Mountain so we stopped by and took a few pictures there.
Ordinaries? Necessaries? I guess it’s better than saying I’m going to the toilet!
For some Charlottesvile hiking, check out the Jones Run Falls hike I did a couple of years ago at https://anyonecantakeapicture.com/2013/03/06/shenandoah-jones-run-falls-may-2011/
Lots more to come from Charlottesville, stay tuned!