Looking for a weekend destination? Check out the Richard Russell Scenic Byway out of Blairsville, GA
Surrounded by the beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest, this 40.6 mile national byway winds through the valleys and mountain gaps of the southern Appalachians in Northern Georgia. From the vistas atop Brasstown Bald to the cooling mists of waterfalls, scenic wonders fill this region. Hike the Appalachian Trail or fish in a cool mountain stream. Enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and flatter piedmont to the south. Several scenic overlooks and interpretive signs are features of this route.