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8 Enchanting Places To Go Apple Picking In Georgia

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8 Enchanting Places To Go Apple Picking In Georgia

Tis’ the season for fresh apples from the Georgian apple orchards!

Although we’re the capital of the peach state, Georgia is home to so many incredible apple orchards and farms. Pick your own and stock up on crisp, juicy apples, perfect for your midday snack or a humble apple pie! The perfect family-fun day, with some farms going the extra mile to make the experience extra special.

Due to coronavirus, some orchards and farms may requiring face masks or not offering u-pick, or limiting the experience to limited days or capacity. Make sure you check the website, or call in advance, to avoid disappointment.

1. Hillcrest Orchards

Where: Ellijay

Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains are the beautiful Hillcrest Orchards. One of the most popular apple orchard and farm markets in the state, Hillcrest is family owned and operated and has been growing apples and providing fun for children, adults and seniors since 1946.

Check out their website, here.

2. B.J. Reece Orchards

Where: Ellijay

Another Ellijay gem, B.J. Reece Orchards is a day of family fun on the farm, or an unforgettable day date! There’s other activities on offer like their petting zoo, and tempting bakery. Make sure to get one of their Apple Cider Donuts, or a fried apple pie!

Check out their website, here.

3. Hillside Orchard

Where: Lakemont

A farm that started as a small backyard cannery, Hillside Orchard has come a long way, with an ample of product and family-fun available. In the fall, many colors of apples and pumpkins transform the farm. There’s even hayrides and a farm train that can take you around the grounds.

Check out their websire, here.

4. Jaemor Farms

Where: Alto

This 350-acre farm has been a Jaemor-run business since 1912. This isn’t just a great place to stock up on apples, but Jaemor Farm’s road-side market offers an incredible selection of fruits, veggies, snacks, jellies, jams, and more!

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Check out their website, here.

5. Deep Roots Orchard

Where: McCaysville

The laid back lifestyle in Appalachia will make you never want to leave the enchanting Deep Roots Orchard. This old-fashioned apple orchard is nestled on a picturesque hillside. There’s always something fun going on at Deep Roots, from yoga to scary movies around Halloween.

Check out their website, here.

6. R&A Orchards

Where: Ellijay

From peaches and fresh flowers in the summer, to pumpkins and apples in the fall. R&A Orchards is an awesome place to stock up of fresh produce and farm shop goods. They planted their first apple trees over 70 years ago, currently boasting more than 60 acres of trees. Make sure you visit the cafe!

Check out their website, here.

7. Red Apple Barn

Where: Ellijay

If you haven’t noticed already, Ellijay is the place for apple picking. Red Apple Barn is no acceptation, and is a beloved addition to the amazing selection of orchards in the area. Enjoy their tractor ride around the grounds, and their impressive shop.

Check out their website, here.

8. Mercier

Where: Blue Ridge

Although the U-pick is unavailable this year, Mercier always host an great selections of activities. And their grounds are so beautiful, making their u-pick experience one that’ll be missed this year. Let’s hope things go back to normal in 2022. In the meantime, head to their shop to pick-up some delicious fruit, fresh baked goods, cider, and specialty items.

Check out their website, here.

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Featured image: B.J. Reece Orchards

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