Top of the World
Someone had a great idea when they sited this place. Carter Mountain Orchard straddles the top ridge of Carter Mountain. It commands striking views of downtown Charlottesville and the coastal plain which stretches off to the east. Rows of apple trees run horizontally along the slopes.
The reason to come is the apples. At harvest time there are huge clumps of apples everywhere. You can eat any you want while you gather, and pay for what you take home. We brought a picnic lunch of sandwiches and cheeses and ate on the deck while admiring the view. The apple donuts were delicious.