With all the delicious and wonderful varieties of apples grown and found in Georgia, you’d be missing out on a lot of tasty goodness if you didn’t take the chance to go apple picking here in the Blue Ridge mountains while it’s in season. There are plenty of farms and apple orchards to choose from that offer fresh fruit for you to pick. Pick the best and get ‘em into a fresh pie, into a fruit salad, or even enjoy them on their own.
Apple Picking Season
One thing you should know is that the season is very much important when it comes to picking apples. Generally, the apple orchards are open from late August to mid-November or in the Fall season – this is when the apples are in season and are very much at their best. So of course – do check first if the apple orchard of your eye is open and accepting visitors at the time you’re going there!
Apple Orchards: Where To Find Them and More
While the town of Ellijay is generally considered to be the Apple Capital of Georgia with their highly famous apple orchards and the Georgia Apple Festival, there are also plenty of other great places for apple picking – like in Blue Ridge, Lakemont, Alto, and McCaysville. Be on the lookout as well for the markets usually located and affiliated with the orchards – they’ve got great stuff there like fresh produce, jams, freshly baked pies and donuts, and many more!
Around Ellijay, there are plenty of orchards for you to choose from and visit with your friends and family. Some really great places include the Hillcrest Orchards, with their U-pick apples, petting zoo, pony rides, swimming pig races, and other fun activities; the Red Apple Barn; the R&A Orchards; and Penland’s Apple House. There’s plenty more out there in Ellijay and the other towns – and all of them are committed to ensuring you have a wonderful time on your visit.
Here in Blue Ridge, head down to the largest apple orchard in Georgia – Mercier Orchards. With its 200 acres of land, tractor rides, seasonal U-picks, an amazing bakery, Market Cafe, winery, and a specialty shop – Mercier is guaranteed to give you one of the best and complete experiences you’ll ever have when it comes to apple picking in Blue Ridge – and also one of the best fried pies in the world.
Where to Stay in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Fancy a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains to make some very fun experiences in the apple orchards? Complete the experience with a luxury cabin rental in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and stay here in style and luxury. Boujee Lodge is the best place for you to stay and rest up with your companions after a great day picking apples and experiencing the best that Georgia’s orchards have to offer.