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Quick Facts
Designation: Georgia State Scenic Byway
Designation: USFS Scenic Byway
Fees: No fees to drive the byway.
Length, One-Way: 50 Miles (83.33 Kilometers)
Time: Allow three hours for driving and side trips


General Information

Description - As the name implies, the Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway provides a chance to experience the varied terrain of northwest Georgia. Mountain overlooks and fertile farmlands can be found along the 51-mile Byway as it travels U.S. 27, State Highways 156 and 136, and rural county roads. Outdoor activities ranging from hiking, camping, and picnicking to fishing and hunting can be enjoyed at the Keown Falls Scenic Area, the Pocket, and John's Mountain Overlook and Wildlife Management Area. The surrounding countryside also holds the histories of the native Cherokee Indian Nation; Civil War battles; and early settlers whose farmhouses built in the 1800s still stand.

Attractions - The Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Climate - The climate of the north Georgia mountains is temperate with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is fairly well distributed throughout the year; there are no wet or dry seasons.

Location - This byway is located in northwest Georgia, in the Highlands Region.

Directions from : The Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway is a loop using U.S. 27, Thomas Ballenger Road, Armuchee Road, State Route 136, Walker County Road 723, Pocket Road, John's Creek Road, Lover's Lane, Floyd Springs Road, and State Route 156.


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ICON Scenic Driving Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway
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ICON Viewing Scenery Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway
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More Information

Additional Information:
Georgia Scenic Byways - Georgia offers one National Scenic Byways, the Tamiami Trail Scenic Byway, and seven state designated scenic byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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