These 11 Beautiful Byways In Georgia Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive
It’s amazing just how many scenic byways there are throughout our beautiful state. Sometimes we get so caught up in the rigmarole of daily life, or we’re too stressed out in traffic, that we don’t stop to appreciate the majestic roads that stretch before us: roads that link small-town Main Street roads to downtown Atlanta, or the Golden Isles to Chattahoochee National Forest. We’ve rounded up some of the best scenic drives in Georgia, perfect for a scenic summer drive. So hop in the car — adventure awaits!
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Have you ever traveled down any of these scenic roads? Do you agree that they’re some of the best scenic drives in Georgia? Perhaps there are some other byways that you drive for fun. Share with us your experience!
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August 31, 2021
What are the most beautiful drives in Georgia?
Driving in Georgia is one of the best ways to experience all that the state has to offer. From breathtaking mountain scenery to beautiful coastal landscapes, you can appreciate all that the Peach State has to offer right from the comfort of your car. Of course, if you’re looking to experience some of the lesser-known routes, you’ll want to know where to find them. Some of these drives include the following: Cohutta Wilderness Loop, South Fulton Scenic Byway 120, U.S. Highway 17/Coastal Highway, Russell Brasstown Scenic Byway, Georgia Highway 15, Georgia Foothills Loop, Georgia Highway 177 from Fargo to Okefenokee Swamp, Columbus to Providence Canyon, Armuchee, Georgia Valley Drive, and the Rabun County Loop. Learn more about these beautiful drives in Georgia that you’ll want to take.
Where can I find the best scenery in Georgia?
To be honest, beautiful scenery awaits you in just about every corner of the great state of Georgia! Of course, if you’re really looking to be awe-inspired, we have a few places for you to experience. One of our top recommendations would be a trip to Magnolia Springs State Park. This beautiful spring measures 1,000 acres in size, offering some truly exquisite scenery. While you’re there, you can enjoy a whole assortment of recreational activities including camping, hiking, and fishing. Looking for more incredible scenery? Don’t miss out on Panther Creek Falls, Tybee Island Beach, Lake Lanier, or the East Palisades Hiking Trail. Learn more about these unique adventures that will showcase some of the best scenery in Georgia.
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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