Hillside Orchard Farms in Lakemont
Hillside Orchard Farms is a working farm, country store and processing facility that features more than 500 varieties of jams and jellies, fruit relishes and sauces. It also has fresh apples, apple ciders, fried pies and many other apple products. Call ahead for special events.
Hillcrest Orchards and Farms in Ellijay
Hillcrest Orchards and Farms has been growing apples and fun since 1946. The annual Apple Pickin' Jubilee is held on the weekends during September and October, and features cloggers and live music, as well as carnival-style foods. Apple picking is offered daily through this period, as well. Not only do they have u-pick apples, but they also have pig racing with swimming pigs, an apple tree maze, cow train rides, multiple playgrounds, a jumping pillow, pedal cart rides, and wagon rides through the orchard. Buy fresh produce and goodies from the market, and swing by the grill for lunch while you’re there. Don’t forget to stop by the bakery for their famous fresh apple fritters!
R & A Orchards in Ellijay
With an apple harvest running from August through March, R & A Orchards can offer more than 20 varieties of apples, gallons of cider and 12 different fried pies. Farm tours and wagon rides are offered every weekend in September. You can also bring a basket to pick your own apples to take home and enjoy later.
Red Apple Barn in Ellijay
You can find all things apple at the Red Apple Barn at Little Bend Orchard, from fresh-picked apples, ciders, dried apples, apple pies, apple fritters and breads, jams, jellies and even candy apples — for those of you with a sweet tooth. Farm tours are available all season, and you can pick your own apples on the weekends during the apple harvest.