Do NOT enter “Laughing Waters” in Google Maps
IF YOU GPS, MAKE SURE IT GOES TO THIS LOCATION.
Also make sure you have enough time to get there.
Our outing will be at Laughing Waters, about 30 minutes southeast of downtown Asheville; see directions and Googlemap below. Keep in mind that once you leave the interstate, you will probably NOT have cell phone signal. You may not have GPS reception either. So make sure you print or save these directions beforehand and follow them precisely.
These directions are from central Asheville, specifically, from Greenlife Grocery (our local Whole Foods). We recommend buying snacks or even a picnic lunch for after the tour, as well as “using the facilities” while you’re there.
Finally, remember that if you’re planning to bring some of our “catch of the day” to one of our partner restaurants, you MUST make a special reservation (see here). See you in the woods!
Take Merrimon Avenue toward downtown, then turn left to get onto 240E/US 70E. In 4 miles keep right to stay on I-240E, then continue onto US-74 ALT E. In 14 miles, you will come to the orchard on your left.
Here is the entrance to the orchard:
Directly across from this on the left:
…are two driveways. The entrance is the second one on the right. It looks like this:
The driveway is rough, and you immediately pass a little brown cabin on the left. Abby will meet you in the orchard.