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Mapping North Georgia's apple orchards in time for fall

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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.

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1. B.J. Reece's Apple House

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9131 GA-52
Ellijay, GA 30536
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.

2. Freedom Farms

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2363 Ballground Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(404) 563-9289
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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.

3. H & H Orchards

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Colvin Dr
Locust Grove, GA 30248
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.

4. Hazel Creek Cider, Inc.

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227 Smiling Apple Dr
Mt Airy, GA 30563
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.

5. Hillcrest Orchards

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9696 GA-52
Ellijay, GA 30536
(706) 273-3838
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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.

6. Hillside Orchard Country Store

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6291 Old 441 S
Tiger, GA 30576
Aside from apple-picking, kids can enjoy gem-mining and a farm-themed playground at this cannery-turned-orchard in northeast Georgia.

7. Mercier Orchards

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8660 Blue Ridge Dr
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(800) 361-7731
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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.

8. Jaemor Farms

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5340 GA-365
Alto, GA 30510
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.

9. Mountain View Orchards and Cider House Cafe

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2984 Mobile Rd
McCaysville, GA 30555
(706) 492-7753
Straddling the Georgia-Tennessee state line, Mountain View Orchards offers the northern-most apple picking in the state.

10. Panorama Orchards, Inc.

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63 Talona Rd
Ellijay, GA 30540
(706) 276-3813
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Fried pies and homemade fudge are major attraction at this orchard which dates back to the 1920s.

11. R&A Orchards

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5505 GA-52
Ellijay, GA 30536
(706) 273-3821
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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.

12. Red Apple Barn

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3379 Tails Creek Rd
Ellijay, GA 30540
With wagon rides, a pumpkin patch and a flower garden, this orchard offers a lot more than the name suggests.

1. B.J. Reece's Apple House

9131 GA-52, Ellijay, GA 30536
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.
9131 GA-52
Ellijay, GA 30536

2. Freedom Farms

2363 Ballground Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705
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.
2363 Ballground Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705

3. H & H Orchards

Colvin Dr, Locust Grove, GA 30248
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.
Colvin Dr
Locust Grove, GA 30248

4. Hazel Creek Cider, Inc.

227 Smiling Apple Dr, Mt Airy, GA 30563
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.
227 Smiling Apple Dr
Mt Airy, GA 30563

5. Hillcrest Orchards

9696 GA-52, Ellijay, GA 30536
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.
9696 GA-52
Ellijay, GA 30536

6. Hillside Orchard Country Store

6291 Old 441 S, Tiger, GA 30576
Aside from apple-picking, kids can enjoy gem-mining and a farm-themed playground at this cannery-turned-orchard in northeast Georgia.
6291 Old 441 S
Tiger, GA 30576

7. Mercier Orchards

8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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.
8660 Blue Ridge Dr
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

8. Jaemor Farms

5340 GA-365, Alto, GA 30510
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.
5340 GA-365
Alto, GA 30510

9. Mountain View Orchards and Cider House Cafe

2984 Mobile Rd, McCaysville, GA 30555
Straddling the Georgia-Tennessee state line, Mountain View Orchards offers the northern-most apple picking in the state.
2984 Mobile Rd
McCaysville, GA 30555

10. Panorama Orchards, Inc.

63 Talona Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540
Fried pies and homemade fudge are major attraction at this orchard which dates back to the 1920s.
63 Talona Rd
Ellijay, GA 30540

11. R&A Orchards

5505 GA-52, Ellijay, GA 30536
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.
5505 GA-52
Ellijay, GA 30536

12. Red Apple Barn

3379 Tails Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540
With wagon rides, a pumpkin patch and a flower garden, this orchard offers a lot more than the name suggests.
3379 Tails Creek Rd
Ellijay, GA 30540