Within the next few weeks, the leaves will begin changing color, if they haven’t already started to transform. This means that if you want to see Georgia at its absolute best, taking a drive down a scenic country road should be added to your fall calendar. There are so many different opportunities to see the leaves change color in Georgia, but these country roads just might be the best. Take a look…
1. Dahlonega to Helen
You can spend a full day taking in all the fall beauty that both of these charming small towns hold. We suggest stopping at Anna Ruby Falls along the way in order for you to get the full fall experience.
2. Cohutta Wilderness Loop
This incredible 75-mile drive takes you all the way from Chatsworth, Georgia along the border of Cohutta Wilderness Area in the Chattahoochee National Forest. From here, you can stop at Fort Mountain and see all the leaves changing color for miles in the distance.
3. Athens, Georgia to the NC State Line
During this county drive you'll take in the beauty that is the northeast Georgia mountains. Traveling north on Highway 441, you'll witness the leaves changing colors, spreading a fire of reds and oranges the likes of which you've never seen before. It's the perfect drive for a cool, crisp afternoon.
4. Carters Lake Loop
This scenic drive runs about 50 miles in length and begins in Ellijay, Georgia. You'll circle the beautiful Carter's Lake, up the deep roads and narrows passages and end up at the very southern end of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains.
5. Helen to Brasstown Bald
This 50-miler is the type of Georgia scenic drive that everyone loves. Not only will you be able to see the natural wonderment that is Helen, but you'll also reach the Brasstown Bald Loop, which is everything you can expect an autumn vista to be in Georgia.
6. Pine Mountain to Callaway Gardens Loop
If you think Callaway Gardens is beautiful in the springtime, then you HAVE to see it during the fall. This scenic drive clocks in at around 56-miles, and takes you all the way from Pine Mountain, through Callaway Gardens, Warm Springs, and southernmost Georgia.
7. Georgia Foothills Loop: Canton, Ellijay, Amicalola Falls
Perhaps one of the longer scenic drives in the state, probably allows for much more views and scenic stops. For 105 miles, you'll travel over paved and country roads, through small towns and large towns, and along foothills filled with leaves bright with color.
8. Columbus to Providence Canyon
This scenic drive aims just short of 70 miles, and will take you past a few small towns, through the forested parts of Chattahoochee, where you'll be able to see North Georgia color in each and every tree.
Talk about true natural beauty! I’m sure there are tons more roads throughout the great state of Georgia that are absolute bliss to drive during the fall months. Share with us your favorites! Otherwise, if autumn in Georgia is what you’re looking for, then check out
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