Fall may not technically start until later this month, but the arrival of Labor Day signified the start of the season in many ways. Football is here, all kiddos are back in school, and apples are ready for the pickin' in North Georgia. Here's a map to show you where to get your apple fix just a short trip away from Atlanta.Read More
Mapping North Georgia's apple orchards in time for fall
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B.J. Reece's Apple House
With a wide array of apple varieties, B.J. Reece's offers the chance to pick your own apples in their orchard, through Nov. 1. For those who want some fauna with their flora, there's a petting zoo and other activities.
Touting "boutique" apple varieties, Freedom Farms is hardly a one-fruit kind of place. While it may be apple season now, they also grow peaches, which is rather appropriate considering this is the Peach State.
H & H Orchards
The only orchard listed south of the city, H&H shows up on an array of searches, but little information is available as to what all is offered.
Hazel Creek Cider, Inc.
For those keen on cider, the name says it all. Featuring a variety of ciders manufactured onsite, the orchard caters to those who may prefer drinking their apples.
With dwarf apple trees, Hillcrest Orchards offer the chance for kids to get in on the apple-picking action without the need for a back-breaking boost by parents.
Hillside Orchard Country Store
Aside from apple-picking, kids can enjoy gem-mining and a farm-themed playground at this cannery-turned-orchard in northeast Georgia.
Located up in Blue Ridge, Mercier has been harvesting apples for more than 70 years. And for those who like their fruit fermented, they now feature a winery.
Focusing not just on apples but an array of fruits, the Jaemor Farms store features jams, jellies, pies and honey. And for those looking for a challenge, they've even got a corn maze.
Mountain View Orchards and Cider House Cafe
Straddling the Georgia-Tennessee state line, Mountain View Orchards offers the northern-most apple picking in the state.
Panorama Orchards, Inc.
Fried pies and homemade fudge are major attraction at this orchard which dates back to the 1920s.
The Futch family has been running operations at the orchard since 1947 and prides itself on family traditions and year-round care of the orchards.
Red Apple Barn
With wagon rides, a pumpkin patch and a flower garden, this orchard offers a lot more than the name suggests.
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