If you're looking for an autumnal outing with a slyly educational element, head way out Nolensville Road to Morning Glory Orchard. There's no U-pick option this year, but you can pick up a bag of fresh-picked apples, as well as jugs of cider, cups of frozen cider and local honey from the orchard store. If you've got little ones in tow, call ahead and ask about orchard tours, which include demonstrations of cider-pressing and a brief lecture on bees.
Morning Glory Orchards are located at 7690 Nolensville Road, three miles south of Nolensville. For tours, call 395-4088.