This past weekend was the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay (1.5 hrs from Atlanta). After hanging out at the fall festival + eating through the fried apple dumplings + ice cream, I headed to Red Apple Barn for some good ol' apple picking. Red Apple Barn is a great farm + has the most beautiful apple orchards. For $5 you can ride the tractor to the orchard + tour the farm. Purchase any size "peck" + pick away at all of the apple trees. You're even encouraged to eat a few along the way.
There are only 2 weekends left to apple pick, so make sure to fit it in before the season ends. Well worth not only the loads of apples to come home with, but also the view of the beautiful Georgia mountains.
Red Apple Barn
3379 Tailscreek Rd. Ellijay 30540
open // sat. 10:30-5:30 + sun. 1:00-4:00