The BEST Places To Go Apple Picking In Ellijay 🍎🍏

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!
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Hillcrest Orchards

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.
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R & A Orchards

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 surpriseβ€”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.

Red Apple Barn

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.

More Apple Orchards

Visit for more information on orchards, vineyards, and attractions in Ellijay and the North Georgia Mountains. Be sure to visit a Pick Ellijay Welcome Center for your copies of maps, brochures, and monthly giveaways!

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