An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, there are plenty of apple orchards in Georgia to keep you on the healthy track all season long and you even get to pick them yourself. Not only do these orchards have acres of apple trees, but there are so many other fun activities you can partake in while you're visiting. 

As soon as that chillier weather hits and the leaves start to change, many people may start breaking out all their fall decor and grabbing a pumpkin spice latte to start their mornings. But why not take that up a notch with a cute autumn adventure to one of Georgia's many gorgeous mountainside apple orchards?

These six apple orchards are the perfect destinations for a fall date with your boo thing or even an outing with all your closest friends.

Most of these locations also have barns or markets that you can purchase the freshest and most delicious apple treats to add to your experience.

So get ready to gear up the car, get that Spotify playlist ready, and take a look at this map to plan out your autumnal apple picking adventures.

Red Apple Barn

Price: $9 admission, picking prices will vary depending on the amount plucked

Address: 3379 Tails Creek Rd., Ellijay, GA

Why You Need To Go: Aside from the on-site market with home-made apple everything, you can explore this huge farm and pick your own apples off the many trees.

R and A Orchards

Price: Free admission, picking prices will vary depending on the amount plucked

Address: 5505 Hwy. 52 E, Ellijay, GA

Why You Need To Go: With 60-acres of apple trees, you're sure to go home with some delicious picks. You can stop into the store to grab some lunch before you head home to cook some apple pie.


Hillcrest Orchards

Price: $8 to $14 admission depending on when you go; picking prices will vary depending on the amount plucked

Address: 9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is a pretty well known apple-picking spot by locals in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not only can you go out and pick your own apples, but you also can watch pig races, hang out with baby farm animals, and explore a nature trail on-site.


Mercier Orchards

Price: Free admission, picking prices will vary depending on the amount plucked

Address: 8660 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 

Why You Need To Go: While Mercier isn't offering U-Pick events this season, they are offering we-pick events. The staff will pick the best apples and you can buy your own bunch inside the barn on the orchard. Grab some apple bread and apple sweets while you're there, you won't regret it. The beautiful views are a bonus!


Jaemor Farms

Price: Free admission, picking prices will vary depending on the amount plucked

Address: 5340 Cornelia Hwy., Alto, GA

Why You Need To Go: This large roadside market has U-Pick events every season. Apple picking is only on select days, so keep a lookout on their Facebook.


B.J. Reece Orchards

Price: $8+ admission, picking prices will vary depending on the amount plucked

Address: 9131 Hwy. 52 E, Ellijay, GA

Why You Need To Go: There's so much to do on this farm, you might just spend all day here. From apple picking, a petting zoo, and pig races, to a zipline, giant slide, and an apple cannon, this place has it all.


Your weekend plans might have just been made for you!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

 

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