20 Fall Fun Ideas in the North Georgia Mountains – #13

apple-pickingWell, I can’t let all the ideas go by without posting one of my all time favorites…apple picking in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.  Did you know that the beautiful town of Ellijay is the Apple Capital of Georgia.  A 432 square mile town that provides over 600,000 bushels of apples?  Now, that my friends, is a BUNCH of apples!

There are other towns that have orchards as well, but there are so many in the apple capital that Ellijay is where I will focus for my #13 idea of fall fun.  If you have never had the opportunity to visit an apple orchard, now is your chance.  This is something fun for all the family!  You will certainly feel like you have experienced the fall season in a great way by enjoying this activity with your friends and loved ones. I would like to give you a list of the orchards in Ellijay and some highlights of each that you can enjoy.

Hillcrest Orchards – Offers a variety of fun for $7.  $3 additional for the petting farm. Kids corn maze, new giant jumpy pillow, nature trails with nursery themes, milking the cow, honey bee demonstrations, bungee jumping, moonshine museum and much more.

BJ Reese Apple House – Farm tours ($5), Wagon Rides ($5), Petting Zoo ($3), a totally fun apple cannon ($5) to shoot a bucket of apples!  Check out this link that shows you all of their packages they offer.  Great place!! Oh, and a fabulous on site bakery is here!

Mack Aaron’s Apple House – No U-Pick your own apples but a great place to purchase a delicious variety of one of God’s greatest fruit inventions!  Now to mention the out of this world fried apple pies they offer. In fact, they specialize in a variety of over 10 different types of handmade fruit pies.  Delicious peaches and nectarines available here as well.

Hudson’s No frills and entertainment here but often have the best apple prices so if that is what you are seeking, Hudson’s may be a great pick!  They sell a variety of items including apples, cider,  jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrups. No website but here is number…706-273-3160.

Seller’s Orchard No u-pick or frills either but a great small apple stand that is less hectic than some and carries a variety of yummy, good priced apples. No website but here is number…(706) 273-3026

Panorama Orchards Adorable, no frills farmers market with delicious jams that many are sugar free! Sells much more than apples.  Great place to visit.

Penland’s Apple House No pick your own but a great stand that offers many items including apples, cider, peaches, apple pies, apple cider doughnuts, ice cream and apple fritters, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, bread.  Great convenient location.

Red Apple Barn Big popular orchard full of fun!  U-Pick, games, picnics, picking wild flowers and tons of other amounts of fun! Here is pricing

As you can see, there are many places in Ellijay to enjoy apple picking, having fun or just going to a great fresh fruit stand.  Whatever you are seeking, this town offers it!  While you are here, call The Mountain Life Team to show you amazing cabins in this apple town!


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