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22 Sep 2018
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The season of autumn is the perfect time to take a scenic drive in the North Georgia mountains. The crisp and cool air is ideal for rolling the windows down and enjoying the mountain breeze. The fall colors during this season also make for some pretty spectacular sightseeing!These top fall color drives in Georgia will leave visitors speechless! Make sure you bring your camera along – you will want to capture some of the scenery on your drive!

Begin your tour of the North Georgia mountains by checking out the driving tour in the Cohutta Wilderness. Driving Tour #2 is made up of half paved and half gravel roads and takes you through some of the best scenery North Georgia has to offer! Pass orchards, old general stores, mountain overlooks and more on this fun drive.

To get the best view of the fall colors, enjoy a day trip down Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway. This beautiful 40 mile drive is surrounded by the peaceful stillness of the Chattahoochee National Forest. This drive will take you to Brasstown Bald, the highest point in the North Georgia. From here you can enjoy sights of waterfalls, the breathtaking leaves and sweeping valleys.

Take in the sights of glittering Carters Lake and spend a day exploring Carters Lake Loop Road. This drive will take you to lake overlooks, through valleys and to the lake reservoir. Fish, hike, swim or enjoy a picnic in the fresh mountain air!

The Georgia Mountain Parkway is a drive you definitely do not want to miss! It is a beautiful fall drive that takes travelers through five counties and passes the magical scenery along the Appalachian Mountains. Be sure to pack your lunch for a crisp fall picnic along one of the most beautiful drives Georgia has to offer!

If a picnic is not an option, have no fear, there are several places to pick apples along the route. Stop in Ellijay, Jasper, or Blue Ridge for a slice of delicious apple pie and wash it down with some delectable apple cider.

Explore your own routes or check out some of the drives above. There’s no better way to spend a day in the mountains before returning to your Georgia cabin rental. There’s no going wrong – every turn you take is another beautiful view of North Georgia!