Ever since 1943 when Bill and Adele Mercier acquired 27 acres of blossoming apple trees, Mercier Orchards has been a beloved destination for people who immediately think of apples when fall rolls around. Four generations later, the orchard still thrives, offering apples, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and more. The orchard has even grown to include a deli, market store, and farm winery—making it a prime location for a day vacation to enjoy autumn’s bounty. And be sure to chat with Howard Waddell at the apple-tasting table—and to sample the crispy wares!
A family-owned orchard in scenic Blue Ridge, Georgia.