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Although Georgia, the Peach State is known nationwide for its peaches, the North Georgia Mountains are known for their apples and apple orchards.   The Georgia peach is still honored in the North Georgia Mountains.  When in season, you can buy fresh Georgia grown peaches as well as a fresh array of Georgia grown fresh produce including fruit and vegetables at the local applestands.  In addition to numerous varieties of apples, you can also buy ice cream, pies, turnovers, donuts, breads, muffins, cookies, caramel apples, cider, apple dumplings.

Take a ride through scenic Apple Orchard Alley on Highway 52 East in Ellijay to enjoy the expansive views of the valleys and mountains and buy freshly picked Ellijay apples or other favorite apple goodies.
Many of these Ellijay apple orchards offer a year round selection of baked goods including apple pies and breads, several different kinds of cider, apple juice, gifts, local crafts.  In summer, be sure to try the Georgia peaches.  Many of the North Georgia Mountains Ellijay orchards feature pick-your-own apples in the fall. Most of the apple orchards are located on GA 52 west out of Ellijay on the road to Burt's Pumpkin Farm, Amicalola Falls and Dahlonega. In addition, visit the Georgia Apple Festival held in Elijay on the second and third weekends of October.  The Georgia Apple festival with over 300 vendors highlights any craft, art,food, music,demonstation, interpretive program celebrating the Georgia apple. For additional information about the Ellijay apple orchards, visit: Georgia Apples

The kids will appreciate a visit to the petting zoo at Hillcrest Orchards in Apple Orchard alley on Highway 52. Hillcrest Orchards is more than a roadside apple stand or apple orchard.  Hillcrest features entertainment for the whole family with a petting zoo and fun activities including a moonshine museum.  During their Apple Pickin' Jubilee Days pick your own apples, wagon rides, playground, pig races, moonshine museum, entertainment, food, corn maze, petting farm and pony rides. They also have a fall festival on October weekends with the same activities as Apple Pickin' Jubilee with the exception of apple picking.  Be sure to order the hot apple pie and ice cream or the apple cider donuts at the bakery and ice cream shop.

Heading north to Blue Ridge on Highway 515, be sure to visit the Blue Ridge Georgia Mountains for the numerous apple orchards and farmstands.  Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge is a special farmstand that is a year round favorite for locals and tourists. Mercier Orchards features homemade, cookies, jams, jellies, apple butter, pickles, salsas,  fried pies, donuts, fritters, coffee, apple and other fruit pies, breads, muffins, apple cider and peach cider, apple butter.

 Another favorite apple farmstand stop and an easy stop while in Ellijay is Panorama Orchards  on Highway 515 for some of their famous fried apple pies topped with homemade ice cream.  

In September, plan to spend a day drinking fresh cold apple cider or hot mulled cider, visiting the orchards and picking your own apples at one of the famous North Georgia orchards in Ellijay or Blue Ridge.

The North Georgia cabin, River Glorious, in Ellijay is located off Highway 52 East near Apple Alley heading to Dahlonega and Amicalola Falls and Burts Pumpkin Farm.

In the heat of August, a glass of ice cold cider from the Georgia Mountains is nature's most refreshing drink. In the chill of November, there's nothing like a cup of hot spiced cider to warm you. Georgia cider begins with delicious apples grown in the cool nights and warm days of the North Georgia Mountains in Ellijay.

 North Georgia Celebration of the Apple in the Apple Capital of Georgia!
The Gilmer County Apple Festival in Ellijay

  The Annual Georgia Apple Festival is always held on the second and third  weekends in October at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairground South of Elijay off Highway 5. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day rain or shine!

The Georgia Apple Festival features music and entertainment with over 300 vendors with art, jewelry, handmade, hand-crafted items, baked items that feature the Georgia apples as well as many on-site interpretive demonstrations of how selected types of crafts in the North Georgia Mountains are made.

Year round visit the Pat-A-Cake Bakery just down the road for the most delicious homemade apple breads, apple pies, apple fritters located on 1075 Old Hwy 5 South, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: 706-636-3917

 Apple Orchards
Call the apple orchards for updated hours of operation.

B.J. Reece Apple House - 9131 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay. 706-276-3048.  
August - November 9am to 6pm
B.J. Reece Apple House has fresh apples, various fruits, vegetables, canned goods,jellies and jams,  ciders, fresh apple pies, and numerous other gift items.  B.J. Reece Orchards begin pick your own apples the second weekend in September. They have U-pick everyday (weather permitting) from 10:00 am till 5:30 pm every half hour. They allow people to go on guided tours for the U-pick until all apples in this field are harvested which is usually around the third weekend in October. Apples: Ozark Gold, Gala, Red Delicious, Empire, Jonathan, Jonagolds, Golden Delicious, Mutsu Golden, Red Rome Beauty, Rome Beauty, Stayman Winesap, Arkansas Black, Granny Smith, Yates, Fuji. Varieties become sparse, so come early.

Aaron's Apple House - 355 Aaron Road, Ellijay. 706-273-3180
A roadside produce market featuring a great selection of apples grown in their apple orchards.

Mercier Orchards , Bakery and Gift Store, Blue Ridge.
706-632-3411 or toll-free 800- 361-7731
2 miles north of Blue Ridge on Highway 5
Mercier Orchards is a family owned and operated apple orchard nestled in the North Georgia Mountains of Blue Ridge, GA doing business for over 60 years. Mercier Orchards on-line now offers the finest selection of Mercier quality apples and selection of products. Everything from their famous fried apple pies to their fresh apple cider, "U-Pick Apples" and, of course, the best North Georgia apples you can get!  Open year round.

Hillcrest Orchards - 9696 Highway 52 East, Ellijay. 706-273-3838.
Open daily 9 am -6 pm July-Dec.
Hillcrest Orchards features apples, peaches, pies, doughnuts, ice cream, honey, crafts, jelly and jam. apple butter, breads, dried apples. Petting farm, playground, festivals, tours, hayrides, haunted house, pick-your-own apples.

Red Apple Barn - 3379 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay. 706-635-5898.
Red Apple Barn Middle of August until the First of December | Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm or so, Sunday 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Featuring apples, apple, peach, & muscadine ciders, dried apples, apple Bread, fried apple & strawberry pies, honey, candied apples, jams, jellies, sorghum syrup, pickled peaches, pumpkins

Country Apples/Country Hearth  706-276-6541

Panorama Orchards Ellijay 706-276-3813
July-March, Weekends Year-Round, 9am-6 pm
 3 miles south of Ellijay on Appalachian Hwy. 515
Panorama Orchards features apples, cider, fried pies, apple bread, apple butter, sorghum syrup, honey, jams, jellies, chow chow, pickles, peaches, pumpkins and dried apples.

Mack Aaron Apple House Ellijay 706-273-3600
August through December 8am-7pm
 8.5 miles East of Ellijay on Hwy. 52
Featuring: Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, candy apples,honey, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread, fried pies. Specialty:  pies.

Penland's Apple House
Hwy 515 Bypass, Ellijay, GA 30540. They also have a location at Ga Hwy 282 and US 76, 8 miles west of Ellijay. Phone: (706) 635-5110. Open: August through December, 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm.
Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread.

8036 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay, GA  Phone 706-273-3160. Open 7 days, 8:30 am to 5 pm.

 Seller's Orchard
Rt. 52 East, Ellijay, GA  Phone: (706) 273-3026. Open: August through December 8am-7pm. Directions: 7 miles East of Ellijay on Hwy. 52.

R&A Orchards  5505 Highway 52 East Ellijay 706-273-3821 or 706-273-2639

Mountain View Orchards 2984 Mobile Road, Mc Caysville  

Oak Hill Orchards 4986 Highway 52 East, Ellijay  706-273-3644

Red Apple Barn at Little Bend Orchard
3379 Tails Creek Rd., Ellijay, GA 30540. Phone: (706) 635-5898 or (706) 635-7674. Directions: 3.5 miles west of Ellijay on U.S. Hwy. 76/Ga. 282 on left side of road. Open: Aug.15 through Dec. Monday to Saturday. 9 am-6 pm, Sunday 12:30-5:30 pm.
Apples, cider, dried apples, apple pies, fritters, breads, candy apples, jams, jellies, honey, sorghum syrup, baskets.

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