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    Senior Member dogontour's Avatar
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    Looking for a touring route near Atlanta, GA

    I am fairly new to the Atlanta area so I don't really know the good places. I am looking for places within a few hours driving distance from Atlanta. I plan on doing a little touring in fallish...October/November. Only 2-4 days ata time. I am slow so cover only 30-40 miles a day with my dog in tow. Because I tow a trailer (and often Jasmine runs along side me)I take up a lot of space so I need roads with a good shoulder and/or lightly traveled roads. Any suggestions?

    Tiff

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    The Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga rail trails are what your looking for. No motor vehicles allowed and they are paved. Combined both are 95 miles in length.

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    I love touring up in the mountain above Dahlonega. There are some decent campgrounds and lots of good, scenic climbs! But you have to enjoy the climbs. I spent many weekends up there in my youth, so it's familiar territory for me. Just know that the roads will be a little crowded on weekends once the leaves change to their autumn colors.
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    +1 Silver Comet.

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