B.J. Reece Orchards. Prices starting at $5 per person, free for children ages 2 and under. 9131 Highway 52 E, Ellijay. 706-276-3048. www.reeceorchards.com.
Family-owned and operated, you'll feel right at home on a visit to B.J. Reece Orchards up in Ellijay. At this dynamic U-pick orchard, adults and children of all ages can explore the fruit trees and pick a peck of apples, take an old-fashioned wagon ride, visit animals at the petting farm onsite, learn how to milk a cow, ride ponies and much more.
Zipline across the treetops.
Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge. Prices range from $49 to $89 per person. 891 Old Cashes Valley Road, Blue Ridge. 423-496-3388. www.zipblueridge.com.
For the more daring families out there, experience a colorful treetop vista as you soar across valleys and pastures on a Zipline Canopy Tour of Blue Ridge. You'll have two zipline options available, including a 1-hour tour for people who just want to try it out and a 2-hour tour that takes you across 13 lines and three sky bridges. Guests can also enjoy the Aerial Adventure Park, which features a challenging obstacle course with tight ropes, suspended bridges, ziplines and climbing walls.
Pan for gold.
Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mine. Prices vary. 185 Consolidated Gold Mine Road, Dahlonega. 706-864-8473. www.consolidatedgoldmine.com.
For an adventure like no other, travel up to the mountains for a Consolidated Gold Mine experience, which includes an Underground Adventure with educational mine tour, gold and gemstone panning. Located in Dahlonega at the site of an authentic 19th-century gold mine, you'll step back in time as you descend 200 feet underground on this not-to-miss tour. Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes.
Take the Fall Colors Canoe Trip.
CNC Fall Colors River Canoe Trip. 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Show your children how magical fall colors can really be with a guided canoe ride along the Chattahoochee River. Expert river guides will lead you and your crew on a two-and-a-half-hour journey while enjoying the sights and sounds of the surrounding trees and wildlife.
Get lost in a maze.
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville. 770-772-6223. www.uncleshucks.com.
Opening this year's fall season at a brand-new location, Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch offers families a full day of unforgettable fall fun. Along with highly renowned corn mazes, you'll also enjoy a corn cannon, the goat walk, a jumping pad, hayride and a pumpkin patch to pick out your family's future jack-o-lantern.
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