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Featured Apple Orchards

R&A Orchards

5505 HWY 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536 Ph: 706-273-3821
Hours: Sunday – Saturday 9:00AM – 6:00PM

R & A Orchards is located 4.5 miles east of Ellijay in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, this family-owned orchard and market is open year round. It’s beginning dates back to 1947. 60 acres of apples, 10 of peaches and nectarines not to mention the vegetables that are grown until the first frost! This amazing orchard has lots of fresh year-round produce to sell. The best thing here is the market of delicious pies, pastries and hundreds of homemade products including jams and apple butter, the delightful staple of any orchard. Going to an Orchard is the perfect way to get the feel and taste of Ellijay!

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Aaron’s Apple House

Come for the apples, but visit the goats while you’re at it! Aaron’s family business grows some of the best apple varieties in the Ellijay area: Gala, Detroit Red, the Rome Beauty, and many more!

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Hillcrest Orchards and Farms

Home to the south’s first Apple Tree Maze! Come on the weekend to pick your own apples. There is more fun for the whole family with a petting farm, wagon rides, a playground, bakery, and farmhouse museum. Hillcrest Orchards grows over seventeen varieties of apple, so you’re sure to discover a new favorite!

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BJ Reece Orchards

You can pick your own apples any day of the week at BJ Reece Orchards! Taste all the varieties first in the apple house. On the weekends, visit BJ Reece to try cow-milking and ziplining as well.

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