Plan your family’s unforgettable autumn adventure in Ellijay this fall, where our family-owned orchards invite you to indulge in the timeless tradition of apple picking. Immerse yourself in the authentic essence of the season with a diverse array of farm activities, such as tractor rides leading you to picturesque flower fields and pumpkin patches, thrilling swimming pig races, and heartwarming encounters at our petting farms. A trip to Ellijay guarantees a day filled with wholesome fun for every generation to enjoy.
B.J. Reece Orchards
Visit B.J. Reece Orchards for a delightful apple-picking experience that offers fun-filled activities for the entire family. The orchard comes alive with a wide range of attractions, including a farm slide, corn box, duck races, and a petting farm. More importantly, BJ Reece Orchards is dog-friendly, allowing you to bring your furry friends along for the orchard adventure as long as they are on a leash. It’s the perfect place to embrace the spirit of the season while enjoying a wide array of activities in a beautiful orchard setting. Make sure to visit Reece’s Cider Company for hard apple cider, live music, and food trucks to complete your apple-filled trip!
On your trip down Apple Alley, Hillcrest Orchards is another can’t-miss! Weekends at Hillcrest Orchards are an invitation to a world of apple-picking adventures and endless family fun specially tailored for our littlest visitors. With over 20 attractions to explore, there’s never a dull moment. Kids can giggle with excitement as they watch the swimming pig races, learn the age-old art of cow milking, and delight in the friendly animals at the petting farm. The cow train rides offer a whimsical journey through the orchards, providing a unique perspective of this picturesque landscape. Hillcrest Orchards is a haven for families seeking the perfect blend of outdoor entertainment and apple-picking traditions, ensuring cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
The next stop down Apple Alley is R & A Orchards – a delightful escape into the heart of apple country. Beyond the bountiful apple orchards, this family-owned farm offers an enchanting surprise—a beautiful flower field where you can lose yourself in the joy of flower picking, creating a fragrant bouquet of memories. After working up an appetite, head to their market, bakery, and cafe, where you can savor the warm comfort of a local’s favorite – chicken and dumplings. The attractions here go beyond the apple trees, with tractor rides that whisk you through the rolling countryside and a charming petting farm where you can connect with friendly animals. R and A Orchards is a true haven for those seeking a taste of rural charm and an unforgettable day of orchard adventures.
A trip to the Red Apple Barn promises a quintessential autumn experience, complete with apple picking and an array of delightful attractions. Hop aboard the charming tractor ride that takes you to a picturesque pumpkin patch, where you can handpick the perfect pumpkin to complement your apple haul. The aroma of freshly pressed apple cider and warm cider doughnuts fills the air, offering a taste of seasonal delights. As you wander through the orchards, the crisp breeze and vibrant colors of fall surround you, making it a perfect outing for families and friends alike. The Red Apple Barn is a celebration of the harvest season, where the simple pleasures of apple picking are enhanced by the wholesome charm of the countryside and the tempting treats that await you.