Georgia July 21, 2016
Take This Road Trip Through Georgia’s Most Picturesque Small Towns For An Unforgettable Experience
With summer slowly coming to a close, there is still room for one last hurrah of a road trip. One last shebang of a scenic drive. One last—OK, you get the picture. But, this road trip is one of our best yet, as it takes you through 10 different small towns in our great state of Georgia. Without further adieu….I introduce to you to…..(trumpets sound)…
Georgia’s Small Town Road Trip!
Now, unfortunately we can’t add every Georgia small town to this beautiful trip, because then you’d probably be perpetually driving for the rest of the year, but we’ve pulled a few of our favorites, as well as some towns which really offer that charm and pizzazz most people crave, and added them into one spectacular trip. The whole trip takes around 9 hours of driving time, which, with all the small town stops along the way, makes this an excellent choice for a long weekend jaunt. You’ll cover more than 400 miles, plus a ton of mesmerizing scenery along the way.
You can find the trip in entirely
HERE, or read on for the first stop in this Only In Your State adventure.
1. Forsyth, Georgia
The trip starts with the beautiful town of Forsyth, Georgia, incorporated in 1823. Make sure you stop in the Forsyth Commercial Historic District for some incredible architecture and little slices of history to be learned along the way. Also, Courthouse Square is always a great time.
2. Senoia, Georgia
The small, serene town of Senoia, Georgia is up next on the road trip. Here you'll be able to walk through the charming streets of Downtown, while popping in and out of the small shops and antique stores. The historic buildings are worthy of admiration, along with much of the garden and foliage you'll see along the way.
3. Newnan, Georgia
Next stop, Newnan, Georgia! A quaint town filled with friendly residents and tons to do. You can spend the day wandering through the magical Dunaway Gardens, or shop in Ashley Park outdoor mall. Settled in 1828, Newnan has kept Coweta County rich with history and small town pride.
4. Ellijay, Georgia
If you've never been to Ellijay, Georgia, then this road trip stop may just be your favorite. Not only is it an outdoor lover's paradise, but it's also filled with magical Southern charm, which truly is what Georgia is all about. Nestled at the bottom of the Appalachian mountains, you'll have views for days driving through Ellijay.
5. Blue Ridge, Georgia
Speaking of sensational views, this next stop on the small towns trip has quite a few. Blue Ridge, Georgia, is an incredible place to visit no matter the season. The small town oozes artistic creativity, colorful history, and some incredible dining opportunities. We can't guarantee that you won't fall in love with this magical mountain town.
6. Clayton, Georgia
The allure of this next small town rests largely in the residents and how much they enjoy their home town. It's no wonder, consider the romantic wine vineyards, the delectable dining options, and the historic charm of a town that's been incorporated since 1821.
7. Helen, Georgia
There is so much more to Helen, Georgia than what meets the eye. It's not simply a delightful replica Bavarian village, there are also a ton of outdoorsy things to brave, or vineyards to explore, and culture to be immersed in. Besides, where else can you get delicious wine and homemade chocolates in one trip?
8. Dahlonega, Georgia
There are so many wonderful parts about Dahlonega, Georgia that you'll absolutely fall in love with. From the small town heritage and history, to the bewitching mountain views, and the art galleries & boutiques—there will never be a dull moment along this road trip stop.
9. Madison, Georgia
When we talk about picturesque small towns, Madison, Georgia always comes to mind. It's deserving to say the least, especially with all the luminous Antebellum architecture around every corner. Enjoy the renowned restaurants, unique boutiques, and dazzling attractions of this small town.
10. Monticello, Georgia
Incorporated in 1808, Monticello has always remained a small town with big excitement. Being the hometown to country crooner Trisha Yearwood isn't the only highlight of this quaint place. There is history and character coming out off every street corner.
So what do you think? Seems like a fun way for you and a few friends to spend a summer weekend! Imagine all the small towns you’ll explore and the memories made along the way. If these road trips are up your alley, then you’ll be excited to read about this one
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