Hillcrest Orchards

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall is finally here and although the temperatures in Atlanta aren’t cooperating there are plenty of activities close to the city that will put you in the mood. Of course for me, one of my favorite activities (probably from my time living in Massachusetts) is going apple picking. There are plenty of orchards in the North Georgia Mountains to pick from and in just a little under an hour on Sunday I was in Ellijay at Hillcrest Orchards. Hillcrest is pretty cool. Not only are there tons of apples growing on rows and rows of trees on their property but there are also all sorts of family friendly activities to while the time away. They have live music on the weekends, kids activities and even pig races. So if you want an early taste of the best time of year head just a little ways north and check out some of the best apples in the state!

Joseph Young IV is steadied by the hands of his father Joe III as they pick apples at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Joseph Young IV is steadied by the hands of his father Joe III as they pick apples at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Roy Bryant drives a tractor full of visitors through rows of apple trees at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Roy Bryant drives a tractor full of visitors through rows of apple trees at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Four pigs tear around the corner of a track as they race at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Four pigs tear around the corner of a track as they race at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

R.J. Meyers places an apple into the bag held by his mother Celeste at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

R.J. Meyers places an apple into the bag held by his mother Celeste at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Wyatt Canon picks an apple off of a tree as he is held by his father Albert at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Wyatt Canon picks an apple off of a tree as he is held by his father Albert at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Elijah Mendez (left) and Danny Jones watch a round of pig races at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Elijah Mendez (left) and Danny Jones watch a round of pig races at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Brody Loreti picks an apple off of a tree as he is held by his mother Colleen at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Brody Loreti picks an apple off of a tree as he is held by his mother Colleen at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Monica Sullivan (left) walks up the tractor path carrying a bag of apples with her boyfriend John Niles at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Monica Sullivan (left) walks up the tractor path carrying a bag of apples with her boyfriend John Niles at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

R.J. Meyers (left) and his sister Grace pick apples off of trees at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

R.J. Meyers (left) and his sister Grace pick apples off of trees at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

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