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Monticello Crossroads Scenic Byway- The route passes through woodlands, pastures, pecan groves and rolling grasslands.
Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway- This byway provides a chance to experience the varied terrain of northwest Georgia as it travels U.S. 27, State Highways 156 and 136, and rural county roads.
Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway- Surrounded by the scenic and natural beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway winds its way through the fertile valleys and mountain gaps of the southern Appalachians.
South Fulton Scenic Byway- This 29-mile loop in south Fulton County highlights the rural character and lifestyle of the surrounding area.

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

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Surrounded by the scenic and natural beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway winds its way through the fertile valleys and mountain gaps of the southern Appalachians.

Pine forests and rolling pastures dominate the views along the Monticello Crossroads Scenic Byway as it runs through Jasper County. 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 Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway. The South Fulton Scenic Byway consists of a 29-mile loop in south Fulton County which highlights the rural character and lifestyle of the surrounding area. It is situated among rolling hills, forested ridges, and serene pastures.

Recreation - Byways provide access to numerous cultural, historical, natural, recreational and scenic sites. Some of the most popular activities along the byways include hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, photographing scenery, viewing historic sites and of course scenic driving.

Climate - Georgia has a warm climate, especially in the southern regions of the state. The northern mountains may be slightly cooler than the rest of the state. Summer temperatures are hot with averages for July and August surpassing 90 degrees F. Lows during this season dip slightly into the seventies. Fall is the driest season of the year with warm temperatures through September. October begins to cool with lows near 55 degrees F and highs around 70 degrees F. Winter temperatures are mild with highs near 55 degrees F and lows near freezing. Spring weather is pleasant with highs near 65 degrees F and lows near 50. The highest amount of rainfall occurs during the winter and spring months. High humidity levels occur during the spring and summer months.

Location - Georgia's Byways travel through scenic and historic areas throughout the state. Maps are available on the individual descriptive pages.


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Georgia - This southern state contains diverse landforms from mountains to beaches. Several national and state preserves protect natural areas throughout the state.

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