Fall is here and I think we may have found another fall tradition. Dylan and I took a trip to the BJ apple orchard in north Georgia for the first time to try apple picking. I learned Elija referred to as “the apple capital of Georgia” who knew?
A family friend recommended this specific orchard. Although it was 1.5 hours away from where we live . I was game for the drive. I must mention I don’t mind driving. 3 hours tops solo I’m game!
The drive to BJ was an easy ride up 400. The trees are so beautiful this time of the year which made for a peaceful ride. When you arrive. You will see the BJ orchards sign, you can’t miss it. first thing you will see is the store that looks like a cabin. This beautiful store has everything that are made from apples you could think of. I stuck my head in because I thought you had to purchase you’re ticket there first. You don’t. The store was packed so we didn’t get a chance to go in and shop around. However, we were directed across the street from the store for U-Pick.
The property is large enough for social distance. We went on a Tuesday. It was basically empty at the u-pick location. There are several rows. Which give you enough space to stay in a row alone with your family.
ADDRESS: 9131 Highway 52 East – Ellijay, Georgia 30536
PRICE: The pricing list is detailed. click the link to see entire list . Basic over view of pricing
$2.00 entry per person. Includes the giant slide.
Petting farm $3 per person.
1/2 Peck (10-15 Apples)- 8.001
Peck (20-25 Apples)- $14.001/2
Bushel (40-50 Apples)- $24.00
HOURS: 9:00- 6:00
during the week. only u-pick and petting farm. The weekends are the only time all other farm activities are available.
COVID UPDATE: There are few covid updates so I went ahead and linked you directly to the page.
Overall we had a great time. Would I drive 1.5 hours again? Yes, we purchased the 4 half bags. which didn’t seem like a lot but we may have been a bit over our heads. After making fresh apple juice all week. we are currently down two bags. on our way we saw so many places to add on our list of places to visit .We decided to stop at north Ga outlets on our way home.
Locations near by..
1. We passed a really beautiful sunflower farm.
I recommended in last weeks blog.
3. Amicalola falls another location on the list of places to visit.
4. North Georgia premium mall. Shop designers like Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Gucci, Tory Burch and more.
Make it a trip worth your wild and add other close by activities before or after.
Ga weather is a bit up and down. We dressed for fall and started getting hot. Dylan was over it and wanted to Go! I would suggest a wagon for the kids that don’t like walking. I wore close toe slides which was comfortable for me. However, wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty or ones that are easy to clean. It wasn’t muddy but Your walking on hills and dirty.
Jumper : Target
Belts : Gucci
Shoes: Steve madden
Headband: F21 $2 sale
Sweater: Classic Ralph Lauren pullover
Sneakers: Jordan 1's
I'm currently learning how to make Apple pie via youtube university. For the rest of these apples. Pray for me, ya'll .I’ll update you on how that turns out.
Like always. THANK YOU for stopping by.
stay safe and wear a mask when ever you decide to attend any public activity.