The Orchard is closed for the season

The Orchard will re-open in May. Hiking trails are always open. Keep up with special news and events on Facebook.

Welcome to the Historic Orchard at Altapass!

Join us in our mission to preserve, protect and educate the culture and the land of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


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Orchard People

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Your Visit

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What’s going on?

Now you can shop at and help the Altapass Foundation! Please use this link to allocate 0.5% of your purchases to the Altapass Foundation. Thank you for your support!

Our mission:

The mission of the Altapass Foundation, Inc. is to preserve the history, heritage and culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains; protect the underlying orchard land with its apples, wetlands, butterflies, and other natural features; and educate the public about the Appalachian experience. Altapass Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit and depends on the generosity of donors to fund programs that support this mission. Click here for information about becoming a member or to make a special donation.







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Fly Over the Orchard

Our friend Rick Campbell took some amazing drone footage at the Orchard and was kind enough to share it with us. Enjoy!