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Cumming Local’s Top Ten List for Fall Fun in North GA



Cumming Local’s Top Ten List for Fall Fun in North GA!

No matter where you are in Forsyth County anywhere in North GA is not too far of a drive. Ellijay, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, and more! There are a whole bunch of fun activities going on this fall. Our list of fun in Cumming & Forsyth County will be out soon, but here’s a round-up of some Fall Fun in North GA that we have heard about:

Note:  We link directly to the source whenever possible so you can check with them for their operating schedule, weather delays and updates & recommend you check prior to your drive … we’d hate for you to make a drive to North Georgia only to find out something has changed since our publish date.

    1. Apple Picking: We compiled a list of some favorite apple picking orchards to visit. If you know of other ones we would love to add to our list. But this at least our list will get you gets you started. Mercier Orchard is our favorite!
    2. Visit Burt’s Farm: Hayrides, pumpkin patch, fall decorations, and more is what you will find at this North Ga farm. Business hours and admission information can be found here.
    3. Antique Shopping: You may not like antique shopping, but I love it. There are a bunch of antique shops in Dahlonega. A couple of weekends ago, we just drove that way and stopped at shops on the way. You never know what gem you may find!
    4. Corn Mazes: If you haven’t been to a corn maze, you have got to try one out this Fall. Most of the ones near us are in Dawsonville. But check out our list and go visit one soon!
    5. Swine Wine Weekends: Three Sisters Winery has family fun weekends starting on September 14 thru October 21st. The admission is free. Basically every Saturday and Sunday they have music, kid activities, wine tastings, delicious BBQ, and much more! Visit their website and find out more by clicking here.
    6. Cagle’s Family Farm: This farm has tons of activities based on the time of the year. You can take a peek at their Fall calendar by going here.
    7. Walk Around the Dahlonega Square: There are plenty of stores to walk around and browse through. Plus right now there is a Appalachian Jam going on. You can find out more by visiting the Facebook page.
    8. Go Hiking: Cooler weather and beautiful leaves changing colors – it’s a perfect time to hike! My favorite place to hike is in Ellijay. Here is a great list I found of places to hike there.
    9. Visit Amicalola Falls State Park: This is also a great place to hike. But my family likes to pack a picnic and spend the day up there. It’s beautiful!
    10. Georgia’s Apple Festival: This festival isn’t until October but it’s definitely worth mentioning. To find out more check out their website.

Did we miss one of your favorite things to do in North GA? If so, please comment and let us know!

We will be posting a Top Ten list for Fall Fun in Cumming soon . . .

Apple Picking Near Cumming GA


Apple Picking Near Cumming GA

Are you on a search to find the best apples in GA? Why not have a morning or afternoon out picking some fresh ones yourself?  Apple Picking can be a great family event!

We have out together a list of a few places to pick your own apples near Cumming, GA. Most of them are located in Ellijay. Maybe a day trip and hitting all of them is the best plan?

Note:  U-pick is typically on the weekend (although the orchard may be open every day) and weather permitting.  We link directly to the orchard so you can check with them for their operating schedule & weather delays. 

  1. Mercier Orchards: Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. This little gem is open everyday from 7:00am to 8:00pm.   The U-Pick season is every Saturday & Sunday (weather permitting) from 10am to 4pm through October.  To find out more about what they have going on click here.
  2. BJ Reece Orchards: Elijay has this wonderful orchard that is open everyday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Here is the address 9131 Highway 52 East Ellijay, Georgia 30536. U-Pick Season is August 31 – October 31.  They have a bunch of fall activities during the weekend including apple cannon, petting farm, and much more! YOu can see their calendar of events by clicking here.
  3. Hillcrest Orchards: In September and October, Hillcrest Orchard is open daily from 9:00am – 6:00pm. A calendar of events and pricing can be found by clicking here. The U-pick season starts September 7th and runs every weekend through October.  Here is their address 9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, Georgia 30536
  4. Red Apple Barn: Also in Ellijay, the Red Apple Barn’s address is 3379 Tailscreek Road, Ellijay, Georgia 30540. Prices can be found by clicking here.  The U-pick Season is open now on the weekends.  Wagon rides and a pumpkin patch are available in September and October. Find out more by visiting the website.

If you know of any that we missed – please comment and let us know! Thanks!

Looking for more Fall Fun? 

Check out our Fall Round-up and don’t miss our Corn Maze Round-up too!

Disclaimer: We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about events, activities and small business within Cumming & Forsyth County. Information (including times and locations) is gathered from various sources including press releases, Facebook postings, signs around town, event submissions and word of mouth. We always attempt to confirm details before published. It is possible that details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our articles to the source or information provided and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. Cumming Local is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site or for any errors & omissions. The goal of this site is to highlight businesses in Cumming, GA – the availability of them and praise ones that I personally love. It is not to provide personal reviews of each, that will be left up to you.