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Fall Adventures: Georgia Apple Orchards

Fall is finally here, which means it is prime time for apple picking! We decided to do some apple picking near Atlanta and spend the day filling bags with fresh, ripe delicious apples.

mj picking apples at bj reece

Apple picking season generally starts in mid-September and lasts throughout October. Depending on where you live the dates can vary some, but usually, when you first start to feel that chill in the air at night, the apples are ready!

There are several places to go apple picking near Atlanta, but I have found the best apples come from apple orchards in North Georgia.

apples on a tree in ellijay georgia

Ellijay Apple Picking

Even though it was a bit of a drive from Atlanta, apple picking in Ellijay Georgia is absolutely worth it. We spent the day at BJ Reece Apple House and Orchards and had so much fun.

Ellijay Georgia is a little more than an hour north of where I live in Atlanta, but it is an easy drive on the interstate. BJ Reece is a working farm that offers apple picking, a petting zoo, a bakery and more.

u-pick apple picking near atlanta ga

I woke up Monday with the intention to take Pookah apple picking, but even though my spirit wanted to go, my body was like no.

BUT. Lucky me, I’ve got friends that all wanted to go. So after some peer pressure and compromise, Me, MJ, Aaronica, and Mimi and all the kids, made it to the apple orchard.

apple picking bj reece

Where instead of being breezy and overcast, it was hot and sunny!

But we picked apples.

young boy apple picking in apple orchard in north georgia

There were no temper tantrums

Everyone had fun.

And of course, I took photos. Lots of photos.

Now I’m off to make this Gluten-Free Apple Crisp and find some other recipes for these apples.

Enjoy the photos.

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Jennifer

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

I LOVE these pictures. We've never been apple picking. I actually looked up apple farms after I saw your stories on Instagram but I didn't map out the distance to each of them yet. Hopefully we'll get around to it this fall!