These farms in North Georgia offer lots of learning and hands-on experiences kids crave
Parents…start your tractors and head to the country. Family-friendly farm fun can be found just a short drive from Atlanta, and your kids are sure to love it. From farm animals to freshly-picked produce and vegetables, these farms in North Georgia have it all.
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Cagle’s Family Farm
Pet a calf, feed a goat…yes please! Cagle’s Family farm near Canton makes it easy to do. At this former dairy farm turned beef farm, your little rancher can meet chickens, ducks, goats, calves, turkeys and herding dogs face to face. Cagle’s offers a Farm Ag-Venture, including a tractor pulled hayride through the farm. Check out the pigs as they gobble up corn on the cob, watch the herding dogs move goats and cows and see how a cow is milked.
362 Stringer Rd.
Holly Springs, GA
Berry Patch Farms
Trying to teach your tot a bit about farm to table? Show your babe berries don’t grow in baskets at the grocery store at Berry Patch Farms in Woodstock. The farm provides the bucket, you provide all the picking power. In the summer, go on a blueberry scavenger hunt to find the sweetest. At Berry Patch, the berries are sold by the pound; weight is calculated on a unique, old fashioned scale. Since you’re doing the work, the prices are much less than the grocery store.
Don't Miss: On the weekends you can sample old-fashioned ice cream and in the spring, strawberry shortcake.
786 Arnold Mill Rd.
Not all farms grow food you'd store in a fridge. Some grow grapes... that you store in a wine cellar. For a different take on a farm visit, give Nutwood Winery a try. This ten-acre farm features a one-of-a-kind 6,000 square foot tasting room & Vineyard Cafe along with an historic manor home and 200-year-old pecan trees. The kids will have plenty to do, including giant lawn chess, corn hole, and a 10-hole disc golf course (after touring the vineyard, of course).
Good to Know: Unlike most u-pick farms, pets are welcome to enjoy the outdoor spaces at Nutwood Winery.
1339 Big Springs Rd.
Apple Mountain Alpacas
Visit an alpaca farm in the Northeast Georgia Mountains and learn about farm-to-fiber products that are eco-friendly, biodegradable and renewable. The farm overlooks the first hole of the Apple Mountain Golf Course, and in addition to visiting with the animals and learning about them, you can attend a "make and take" class,
Southern Belle Farm
The most popular thing to do in the spring at Southern Belle Farm is u-pick strawberries, but this year they have so much more fun to be had with attractions that will make the entire family smile. A cow train, barnyard and tube slide are just a few of the fun ways to play at Southern Belle.
Good to Know: Activities are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
1658 Turner Church Rd.
Glo-crest Dairy is a family-owned farm that supplies all of the award-winning milk for their creamery, Mountain Fresh Creamery. Scott Glover, owner, is a fourth generation dairy farmer. They recently built a new facility with the latest innovations of cow comfort, milk quality and agritourism in mind. With 210 Holsteins that they care for, pamper, and milk twice a day, a visit to Glo-crest is sure to make an impression.
Keep in Mind: Creamery hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m and Sunday, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. The farm is open for guided tours Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 a.m.
6615 Cleveland Hwy.
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