Apple Orchards

Gilmer County is known as the “Apple Capital” of Georgia with over 22 varieties of apples harvested from June – November. Visit one of our many apple orchards for fresh apples, apple pies, jellies, jams, butters, ciders and more. Most orchards offer a U-Pick event perfect for all ages.

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Aaron Family Orchards

8350 Hwy 52 E. Ellijay, GA 30540
706-273-3180 or 706-273-8456

Open seasonally from September- December, Aaron Family Orchards is the perfect roadside apple house to visit during the fall. Get fresh apples in many varieties, fried pies, canned goods, and more!

Member a woman browsing buckets of fresh peaches and apples

B.J Reece Orchards

9131 Hwy 52 E. Ellijay, GA 30536

B.J. Reece Orchards is family owned and operated, and the home to U-pick orchards, a country bakery, petting farm, pony rides and much more!

Member fresh apples on a tree

Hillcrest Orchards

9696 Hwy 52 E. Ellijay, GA 30536

Hillcrest Orchards offers a bakery with goodies such as fried apple pies and apple cider doughnuts, a farm market with bushels of apples, cider, honey and so much more. Join us on the weekends for “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch swimming pig races, play mini golf and enjoy live bands and cloggers!


Mack Aaron’s Apple House

8955 Hwy 52 E. Ellijay, GA 30536

Since 1944, Mack Aaron’s Apple House offers at least 11 varieties of apples to choose from!

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Mercier Orchards

8660 Blue Ridge Dr. Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Mercier Orchards is a family owned and operated apple orchard that is opened year round since 1943. From U-pick events, Bakery & Deli, Market Store, and our Farm Winery we are a great choice for a day trip by yourself or with the family!

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Panorama Orchards

63 Talona Mountain Road Ellijay, GA 30536

Open year round, Panorama Orchards is a family fruit farm established in the 1920s to produce and market apples. Today, we have available more than 20 varieties of apples, peaches, and fall vegetables, as well as apple related products and baked goods from our kitchen available at our farm market!

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Penland’s Apple House

41 Talona Spur Ellijay, GA 30536

Growing Gilmer’s best since 1936, Penland’s Apple House is family owned and operated offering locally grown produce including apples, fried pies, apple fritters, and slushies.

Member a man holding a bag of fresh apples and corn

R & A Orchards

5505 Hwy 52 E. Ellijay, GA 30236

Open year round, R&A Orchards family farm offers a restaurant with homemade fried pies, delicious canned goods, and fresh produce. During the fall, you can enjoy tractor rides, farm tours and apple picking.

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Red Apple Barn

3379 Tails Creek Rd/Hwy 282 Ellijay, GA 30540

Visit the Red Apple Barn for a fun day on the farm including U-pick apples and pumpkins, wagon rides, games, and enjoy apples, ciders, fritters, breads, honey, jams & jellies and more from the Farm store.