Best Places For Apple Picking Near Atlanta

September 14, 2012 12:00 AM
Best Places For Apple Picking Near Atlanta

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As the temperature cools down, apple season heats up. Enjoy the changing seasons with an activity the whole family can enjoy. Apple season begins in September and north Georgia is home to several apple orchards. This fall, pack up your family and travel north for a fun day of apple picking. When you return home, take your handpicked apples and bake a delicious apple pie. After a bite of these ripe fruits, you’ll no longer be praising the Georgia peach.

B.J. Reece Apple House 9131 Highway 52 E Ellijay, GA 30536 (706) 276-3048 reeceorchards Family-owned B.J. Reece Apple House offers U-Pick Orchards. Guests can enjoy picking various apple harvests including Braeburn, Mutsu Golden, Red Delicious, Red Rome Beauty and more. As an added bonus, visitors can pick peaches as well until mid-September. For children, B.J. Reece offers an apple cannon and a petting farm to keep them entertained. There is also an on-site bakery stacked with breads, donuts and pies. Get some inspiration from one of these treats and try your hand at recreating them at home with your new fresh ingredients. Related: Best Indoor Playgrounds in Atlanta Hillcrest Orchards 9696 Highway 52 E Ellijay, GA 30536 (706) 273-3838 hillcrestorchards

From September 8th through October 28th, visit Hillcrest Orchards on the weekends for its “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee.” Pick your own apples from Hillcrest’s dwarf apple trees. Kids can enjoy Hillcrest’s newest attraction; the Giant Jumping Pillow and the Corny Kids Maze. There is also a large number of traditional activities available including mule-drawn wagon rides, pedal cars, a petting farm and pig racing. Hillcrest is also home to the Farmhouse Museum and the Moonshine Museum. Panorama Orchards 63 Talona Road Ellijay, GA 30540 (706) 276-3813 panoramaorchards "

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