Family Fun on the Farm

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You’re planning a family getaway to Blue Ridge, Georgia, where you’ll stay in one of our beautiful Georgia Cabins for YOU. You have the cabin, but what now? You need some fun family activities for you and the kids while you’re away. We have you covered!

Blue Ridge and its surrounding towns are packed with plenty of family fun, from waterfall hikes, ziplining at Blue Ridge Adventure Park, and pet-friendly activities to wildlife, escape games, and picnicking in the park. There are art galleries that showcase the bustling arts scene in the area, plenty of hiking trails to explore, bike trails, historic sites, the always-loved Mercier Orchards, horseback riding stables, plenty of sweet treats at local shops downtown, and lots of ways to play inside at the cabin!

If you’re looking for something to do in the great outdoors – in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains – how about some family fun down on the farm?! North Georgia is home to many wonderful family farms, passed down from generation to generation. They offer fresh air, beautiful views, a welcoming atmosphere, and plenty of ways to play!

Check out one of these Georgia farms for some family fun! 

Berry Patch Farms 
786 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA
Distance from Blue Ridge: About 1 ½ hours 
Known for their juicy blueberries (come pick your own in 2022), this family farm about an hour from Atlanta is also a pumpkin farm in fall and a Christmas tree farm in winter! Enjoy fresh produce in the Georgia Mountains, sip apple cider, pick the perfect pumpkin, and have fun on the farm! 

Big Springs Farms
2100 Sugar Pike Road
Woodstock, GA
Distance from Blue Ridge: About 1 – 1 ½ hours
There is always something going on at Big Springs Farms, including the annual Antique Tractor and Car Show. Admission and parking is FREE, and extra activities are reasonably priced. Find the perfect pumpkin in their impressive pumpkin patch, choose a birdhouse for home, get a concrete pumpkin for a forever-fall decoration, let the kids do face painting, check out the bounce house, or take a hayride through the farm that will lead you past the pond and the pumpkin patch. Oh, and don’t forget some family fun down on the farm with Willie the pig, Mac the miniature donkey, Gizmo the goat, and the chickens! They even host birthday parties if you’re traveling for a special occasion!

B.J. Reece Orchards
9131 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA
Distance from Blue Ridge: About 25 – 30 minutes
A favorite in the North Georgia area, B.J. Reece Orchards is a family-owned farm with plenty to do. Watch cow milking demonstrations, visit the animals at the petting zoo, go on a wagon ride around the property, wind your way through a corn maze, or take advantage of their U-pick days for fresh apples. Their pumpkin patch has plenty to carve, eat, or use for decoration, and their bakery is packed with goodies like fried pies, bread, and donuts! Kids especially love the petting farm, where they can meet new animals! 

Burt’s Farm
5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Road
Dawsonville, GA
Distance from Blue Ridge: About 1 hour
Located on land passed down through the Burt family since the 1800s, Burt’s Farm remains in the family. In fall they boast a pumpkin patch with more than 20 pumpkin varieties. For a day of family fun, climb aboard a wagon filled with wheat straw for a tractor-pulled ride around the farm. As you ride, you’ll listen to stories by Autumn and Gordy – their two most famous pumpkins – and cross a covered bridge that is home to singing pumpkins. Here you can also pick out winter squash, corn, gourds, pumpkin pies and rolls, candied popcorn, and more.

Jaemor Farms 
5340 Cornelia Hwy 
Alto, GA 
This working farm has been family-owned and operated for more than 100 years! Get fresh fruits and veggies like blackberries and strawberries at their farmers market, satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade ice cream and fried apple pies, visit the pumpkin patch, wind through the corn maze in fall, and more! 

Red Apple Barn
3379 Tailscreek Rd
Ellijay, GA
Distance from Blue Ridge: About 25 – 30 minutes
Stop by the Red Apple Barn for some family fun throughout the year. Along with many varieties of apples – hence the name – they offer U-pick days so you can choose your own juicy fruit! Or stop by the pumpkin patch, where you can choose from around 20 varieties. Outdoor family fun also includes horseshoes, cornhole, a playground, a beautiful flower garden, and farm tours via a tractor – with FREE treats at the end!

Sleepy Hollow Farm
628 Sleepy Hollow Road
Powder Springs, GA
Distance from Blue Ridge: About 1 ½ – 2 hours
Sleepy Hollow farm has family fun all year, especially during fall and the holidays! At Christmas, come choose and cut your own tree. In fall, find the perfect pumpkin! Explore the farm with a wagon ride, wind your way through the corn maze, and stop in the country store to get local jams and jellies, honey, and cider for sipping at the cabin. Kids also love meeting the animals down on the farm, including sheep, donkeys, goats, chickens, rabbits, and pigs.

Still Family Farm
5682 Macland Road
Powder Springs, GA
Distance from Blue Ridge: About 1 ½ – 2 hours
The 6th generation of Stills runs this family-owned farm that has been passed down through generations. They have plenty of fun activities for families, including:
·         A 5-acre Zinnia Maze – 5 acres of flowery fun, butterflies, honeybees, and lots of picture-perfect spots
·         A pumpkin patch – pumpkins of all sizes – from mini to giant – mums, corn stalks, and hay bales
·         Roly Poly – a life-size hamster wheel kids will love rolling in
·         Kiddie Climb – an impressive stack of hay bales for kids to climb – with a double-barreled slide
·         Hayrides – 25 minutes with stories about the history of the farm
·         Pump Duck Races – rubber ducky races
·         Heirloom tractor display – a 1954 John Deere, 1947 Ford 8N tractor, a pink Breast Cancer Awareness tractor, and more
·         Paint-a-Pumpkin
·         Farm market – fall décor, clothing, handmade wreaths, and front porch packages (corn stalks, haybale, mums, and a pumpkin)
·         Local honey – made from bees raised on the farm

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
125 Bannister Road
Dawsonville, GA
Distance from Blue Ridge: About 1 hour
It’s all fun and games at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch! But pumpkins aren’t all you’ll find here. This fantastic farm also offers face painting, gem mining, a 15-acre corn maze, a large bonfire where you can roast marshmallows, a tire mountain, a goat walk, a corn cannon, a haunted corn maze, sunflower fields, a jump pad, and plenty of snacks. Play with the family while enjoying funnel cake, hamburgers and hot dogs, cotton candy, fried Oreos, and more!

More Nearby Family Farms + Orchards 

Hillcrest Orchards | Elijay, GA | apple orchard + farmers market 
Buddy’s Alpaca Farm | Douglasville, GA | working alpaca farm 
Mercier Orchards | Blue Ridge, GA | apple house + U-pick days + apple orchard 
Southern Belle Farm | McDonough, GA | Christmas trees + pumpkins + U-pick days
White Oak Pastures | Bluffton, GA | grass-fed meats + regenerative farming 
Yule Forest | Stockbridge, GA | cut-your-own Christmas trees + hot apple cider 

A Fun Family Cabin Rental for YOU

Pack up the whole family and head to Blue Ridge, Georgia, for a memorable vacation in the mountains! After a fun day on the farm, come back to a cozy cabin to unwind in front of the fireplace, watch TV or a movie, play games, or whip up something delicious with the fresh veggies, fruits, or mixes that you bought at one of these charming Georgia farms!