4 Scenic Drives Through the North Georgia Mountains

There are many options for gorgeous North Georgia scenic drives year-round, but fall is an especially beautiful time to explore them. So put the top down, grab your keys, and roll down the windows as we venture out onto some of the most beautiful roads in North Georgia.

Explore the Best Scenic Drives in North Georgia 

Glen-Ella Springs Inn to Tallulah Gorge 

Prepare for unbelievable sights when you embark on one of the most beautiful North Georgia scenic drives. Enjoy this quick route and descend into the magnificent Tallulah Gorge State Park. This place is bursting with opportunities for exploration (like hiking, sightseeing, kayaking, and more). There’s no better place to get out and stretch your legs! While you’re in the park, be sure to check out the stunning suspension bridge over Tallulah Gorge. 

Highlands, NC, to Glen-Ella Springs Inn 

Wind your way through numerous charming mountain towns when you drive from Highlands, North Carolina, to Glen-Ella Springs Inn! This one-hour drive features views of lakes, rivers, mountains, and so much more. This is the perfect route for seeing some of the finest sights in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We recommend this route if you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway! You’ll be able to rest your stress from the week away once you arrive at the inn. 

The Russell B. Richard Highway 

Beginning in Helen, Georgia, the Russell B. Richard Scenic Highway is a gorgeous route that winds through the Chattahoochee National Forest. Also known as State Route 348, this highway offers spectacular views of timberland forest and plenty of opportunities for adventure. Be sure to make a stop at the Duke’s Creek Trail and Raven Cliffs Trail! 

Helen, GA, to the Brasstown Bald Loop 

If you’re looking for a drive that winds and dips through some of the most memorable spots in Georgia, navigate from Helen to the Brasstown Bald Loop! You’ll be able to experience Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest point, as well as Anna Ruby Falls and Unicoi State Park. You’ll take the beautiful Russell B. Richard Highway back toward Helen. If you need a place to stay after enjoying this North Georgia driving route, be sure to make your reservation at Glen-Ella Springs Inn! You’ll love the winding country road that leads you to our little slice of Heaven. We’re located just 40 minutes away from Helen. 

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If you can’t get enough of these gorgeous North Georgia scenic drives, consider booking your stay at Glen-Ella Springs Inn. Our location is surrounded by nature, and you can take full advantage of it in our gardens and open porches. Our sprawling mountain views are some of the best views of the North Georgia Mountains. 

You’ll sleep comfortably in our beautiful accommodations, and the gourmet breakfast in the morning will refresh you for the day ahead. We also offer gourmet on-site dining options, as well as many amenities you can’t get at the average B&B.  

Check our availability, and book your stay. We can’t wait to welcome you to the North Georgia Mountains! 

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