Take a break from studying for midterms and get out there and explore all of the fun activities the Charlottesville area has to offer this fall.
For starters, Carter Mountain Orchard is a great place to pick some crisp apples while relaxing and hanging out with your closest friends. However, they do offer more than apples. Be sure to enter their country store which sells a variety of ciders, jams, and other baked goods. Don’t forget to bring home their signature Apple Cider Donuts which are made from scratch at the Orchard’s bakery. Another perk is the amazing view of Charlottesville from the top of the orchard.
If you like to appreciate the beauty of nature, visit Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards. You don’t have to be 21 to venture out and admire the breathtaking views this Farm beholds (Though if you are of age, try a glass or two with a nice meal).
This time of the year is the perfect weather to go hiking. Shenandoah National Park provides outdoor enthusiasts many different trails of various skill level (easy, moderate, moderately strenuous, strenuous, and very strenuous.) The lookouts are vast and amazing. Another popular spot for hikers is Humpback Rock. The Blue Ridge Mountain is also a very scenic drive.
There are also opportunites on grounds to participate in fall fun such as Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn (October 30 @ 4-6 pm), Tour of Terror (October 30 @ 7 pm), or Brown College’s Hauntings on the Hill (October 23&24 7pm-12am.)
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