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Looking for a touring route near Atlanta, GA

Old 08-07-09, 08:59 AM
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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?

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Old 08-07-09, 09:32 AM
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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.

https://www.railstotrails.org/news/re...ives/0906.html
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Old 08-07-09, 09:43 AM
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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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