Mercier Orchards

Farm in Blue Ridge

The largest apple orchard in the Southeast is a 300-acre fourth-generation family farm that's a kick for the kiddies – especially the tractor tours. 'U-pick' events run on weekends from late April/early May to September, starting with strawberries then blueberries, blackberries, peaches and apples (don't worry, there's hard cider for mom and dad). There's also a cafe.