North Georgia Scenic Highway 197
Popular for its scenic beauty, 197 also has historic significance. During prohibition, bootleggers used it to transport moonshine. Nestled in the mountains, the road is perfect for touring because of its well-paved and minimal traffic flow. There are some twists, but 197 has far more sweeping curves, making it a steady but attention-demanding drive. Three nearby lakes (Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, and Lake Seed) and plenty of small shops and hotels also make it an excellent weekend getaway. Some drivers have even claimed to see a bear or two along the way.