on October 16, 2000
Hillcrest Apple Orchard is a fairly large orchard in which to spend time. The day we were there many activities had been set up for children. There were pony rides ($2 per ride) along with a petting zoo ($2 admittance fee) that my son really enjoyed. The petting zoo had all kinds of animals, from goats to pot bellied pigs. There was also a calf and lots of rabbits. There was a Moonshine Museum that my husband and I walked through that was semi-interesting though a little hokey. There was a path through the woods in which we learned interesting things about Georgia trees such as the fact that early pioneers used the twigs from Black Gum trees as toothbrushes! There was a playground for kids to romp on that had a giant slide that seemed very popular. There were picnic tables for adults to sit down on while the kids wore themselves out! There was a wagon ride through the orchard. There were apples and apple jams and apple butters and apple pies and apple fritters and apple anything-you-want to eat available in the store. There was also home made ice cream to buy. We spent the entire afternoon at this one orchard, and we had a really nice, very inexpensive time together as a family.
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