Apples at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by @em_reynaud
B.J. Reece Orchards in Ellijay
Located in the Apple Capital of Georgia, B.J. Reece Orchards offers u-pick apples late-August through Halloween. U-Pick and a petting farm are offered during the week, and on weekends, there’s extended fun for the whole family with ziplining, cow milking, corn maze, wagon rides, and much more. If you aren’t sure which kind of apple is your favorite, visit the apple house to taste them all, and watch them make fried apple pies while you decide.
Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge
Mercier Orchards is a fourth-generation family-owned and -operated apple orchard. The most popular apple varieties grown are Pink Lady, Fuji, Mutsu, and Cameos — some sweet, some tart, and some a combination of both. Experience a tasty combination of bakery (the apple cider donuts are a must), deli, market store, farm winery, and don’t miss the Georgia Grown Hard Cider.
Jaemor Farms in Alto
Mid-September through early November, Jaemor Farms offers a whole farm experience centered around its annual corn maze. Fall family fun includes hay rides, farm slides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin train, as well as a mini-maze for those who want a quicker visit. And, they’ve planted more than 80 acres of pumpkins, so you can pluck your own for the family’s jack-o-lantern.
Fausett Farms Sunflowers in Dawsonville
A family-owned farm since 1858, this former poultry enterprise now dedicates its 30+ acres to more than 900,000 sunflowers. Fausett Farms Sunflowers is a perfect stop along your North Georgia fall adventures. It opens in September, and is located south of Burt's Farm and Amicalola Falls. Entry fee is $5 per person – kids under five are free – and the farm makes for a stunning setting for your family photos, though there is an additional fee of $35 for professional photographers.