Best Apple Picking Orchards in Georgia

It’s apple season! Pick your own crisp, juicy apples and enjoy family-friendly extras at one of these orchards. Expect to pay around $8 per half-peck of apples. Be sure to check with the apple orchard on availability before you go.

Due to precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some farms may not be offering u-pick or requiring face masks. Some activities may be unavailable or canceled. Call or check websites before you go.

Hillcrest Orchards

The orchard’s Apple Pickin’ Jubilees occur on weekends; visitors can pick from several tasty varieties, including Mutsu and Goldrush. In addition to apple picking, the $14 admission fee includes farm activities and games. Visit the café for homemade treats. Sept. 5-Nov. 1. Hours vary.

B.J. Reece Orchard

Crimson Crisp, Rome Beauty and Stayman Winesap are just a few of the apple varieties available to pick. The orchard fee is $2 on weekdays and $5 on Saturdays and Sundays. Kids can enjoy a wagon ride, cow milking, pig races and the giant slide; more activities are available for purchase. Grab a fried apple pie at the market and bakery before heading home. Aug. 29-Oct. 31. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mercier Orchards

This 300+ acre orchard has seasonal fruits and veggies, with new apple varieties coming in monthly. Pick up delicious breakfast and lunch options at the Farm Café, or grab jams, jellies, preserves, apple butter, fried pies and more in the market. Not currently offering apple picking. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Red Apple Barn

The orchard’s $9 admission fee includes apple picking, a tractor ride to the orchard, farm tour, games, cider and a doughnut. Enjoy the kids’ playground and stop in the farm market, which sells everything from fried pies to peanut brittle. U-pick starts Aug. 29. Sat. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun. 1-4 p.m.

R&A Orchards

This farm planted its first apple trees more than 70 years ago and today has more than 60 acres of trees, including Winesap, Ginger Golden and Jona Gold. U-pick apples and farm tours are available on weekends in September. The roadside market offers all things apple: jams, jellies, sauces and pies. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Hillside Orchard

Purchase a picking bag and choose from August Crisp, Gala, Ginger Gold and more; you can also pick up other fresh produce. Kids will enjoy the playground, barnyard, giant sandbox and antique farm equipment. Take a train ride around the orchard for $4. Hayrides to the barnyard start in October and cost $2. The farm’s retail store offers something for everyone—fried pies, salad dressings, syrups and jellies.

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