2019 Best Orchards for Apple Picking 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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a tractor tour of this 75-year-old orchard before you begin picking Paula Reds and Ginger Golds. Admission, $5. You’ll also find pies, cookies, doughnuts, bread and other treats at the Market Store; enjoy lunch at the market café.
The orchard’s $7.50 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.
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 Jonagold. You-pick apples and farm tours are available on weekends in September. The roadside market offers all things apple: jams, jellies, sauces and pies.
Purchase a picking bag and choose from a wide selection of apple varieties. Kids will enjoy the playground, barnyard, giant sandbox and antique farm equipment. Take a train ride around the orchard for $4. The farm’s retail store offers something for everyone- fried pies, salad dressings, syrups and jellies.
Ellijay is known for being apple country and this fall festival celebrates their prize fruit. Watch the parade and take part in apple-themed activities. Oct. 12 and 13; Oct. 19 and 20.