4 Ripe Destinations Near Your Helen Cabin Rental

Northern Georgia is known for its fresh and delicious harvests of fruits and vegetables. One of the biggest advantages of staying in a Helen cabin rental is that you can pick your produce and then incorporate it into your family meals in the fully equipped cabin kitchen. Visiting orchards, farms, and locally grown produce markets is a fun way to promote health and family bonding. Where are the best places you should visit? Here are four “ripe” suggestions for fresh fruit and veggies in northern Georgia to get you started.

Jaemor Farmsstrawberries

Situated in Alto, Georgia, Jaemor Farms is conveniently located only 20 miles down the road from your Helen cabin rental. This charming roadside market features a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, all locally grown in northern Georgia. You can take your pick from peaches, nectarines, strawberries, apples, squash, pumpkins, beans, peppers, oranges, and so much more!

During the fall, you and your kids can head out to the pumpkin patch to select that perfect gourd for carving jack-o-lanterns. While you’re at it, be sure to go for a hay bale ride, and visit the aMAZEing corn maze! Jaemor Farms also features a pie kitchen, homemade ice cream, and boiled peanuts to delight your taste buds.

Mercier Orchards

Just up the road from your Helen cabin rental, you will find Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, GA. This produce farm is the largest of its kind in the southeast United States. Most famous for their delicious apples, you will find over 20 different varieties of the fruit at Mercier Orchards. You can purchase these apples in fruit form, or taste them in jams, jellies, pies, or ciders.

The Orchards offer many “U-Pick” days where you and your family can pick your cherries, blackberries, and more right from the tree. There are always fresh and delicious fruits like peaches and strawberries available at the market.

Reece Apple Houseapples

If you’re headed East for a day trip through the Chattahoochee National Forest, be sure to drop by the Reece Apple House in Ellijay, GA. The U-Pick season runs throughout the fall. All you have to do is select the size bag that you desire and then fill it up with your apples picked right from the tree.

On weekends, Reece Apple House brings out the apple cannon! Test your skills to see if you can smash an apple by firing a cannon from 500 feet away. You and your family will also enjoy a petting zoo on Saturdays and Sundays. And if you decide to make it a day, you can enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage as you picnic at the orchard.  And before you go, be sure to stop by the bakery for one of Reece Apple House’s delicious pies or danishes!

The Goofy Rooster

Another fall favorite located only minutes from the Helen cabin rentals is The Goofy Rooster Corn Maze. Equipped with a large pumpkin patch, you and your kids will enjoy your search for the biggest and best pumpkin available. You can also select from some other seasonal gourds. Best of all, The Goofy Rooster will bring you a whole day of fun! Enjoy family bonding time as you work together to find your way through the corn maze in the shape of (you guessed it) a goofy rooster! Add a little Halloween spook to your visit by heading through the haunted corn maze.

Once you’re done, you can take a load off on a hay rack or train ride. There is also a fun fire pit for everyone to gather around and roast marshmallows or make yummy s’mores. And you don’t have to worry about bringing the chocolate and graham crackers – the Goofy Rooster has it covered so you and your loved ones can focus on fun.

Where are you going first? Feel free to share your plans, pictures, and your Georgia mountain vacation experiences with us, in the comments section of our blog!