A road guide to the Peach State
Georgia’s varying but always lovely landscapes have long made its roads some of the most well-travelled and much-loved in the country. Backroads & Byways of Georgia offers twenty-five of the best short and long rides the state has to offer. Take a ride down through historic Savannah and the Atlantic Coastal Plain in the south, or cruise along the Appalachians in the northwest, or catch sight of the sublime Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia’s northeast.
At the intersection of so much geographical diversity, Georgia makes a remarkable driver’s getaway, always with something new to discoverwhether you’re looking to get lost in its abundant natural beauty or experience the cityscapes of Atlanta or Columbus. As with all of our Backroads & Byways titles, this book equips you with itineraries appropriate for visits of differing durations and in different seasons, tips for comfortable accommodations, great food, and good shopping too.
About the Author
David B. Jenkins is a professional photographer and the author of Georgia: A Backroads Portrait. He lives in the mountains of northern Georgia.
Table of Contents
1 Mills, Mansions, and Mountains: Northwest Georgia 19
2 Possum Trot to Paradise: Northwest Georgia 35
3 A Presidential Picnic: West Central Georgia 53
4 Patsiliga, Pasaquan, and Peaches: West Central Georgia 69
5 On the Antebellum Trail: Central Georgia 89
6 Stone Birds and Talking Rabbits: Central Georgia 105
7 Barbecue and Fried Green Tomatoes: Central Georgia 121
8 A Place of Beginnings: East Central Georgia 137
9 Historic Church Row: East Central Georgia 153
10 The Great Southwest: Southwest Georgia 169
11 All Around Savannah: The Georgia Coast 191
12 Darken to St. Marys and Points West: The Georgia Coast 213
13 Gold'n Apples: North Central Georgia 237
14 To Helen Back: The Northeast Georgia Foothills 255
15 Over the Roof of Georgia: The Northeast Georgia Mountains 271