Car Travel

U.S. Route 441, known as the Antebellum Trail, runs north–south, merging with U.S. Route 129 for a stretch and connecting Athens, Madison, Eatonton, and Milledgeville. Macon is on George State Route 49, which splits from U.S. Route 441 at Milledgeville. Washington lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 78, running east from Athens to Thomson, and Georgia State Route 44, running south to Eatonton. Interstate 20 runs east from Atlanta to Augusta, which is about 93 miles east of U.S. Route 441.

Plan on using your car—or renting one—to get around North Georgia. U.S. Route 19 runs north–south, passing through Dahlonega and up into the North Georgia mountains. U.S. Route 129 travels northwest from Athens, eventually merging with U.S. Route 19. Georgia State Route 75 stems off of U.S. Route 129 and goes through Helen and up into the mountains. U.S. Route 23/441 will take you north through Clayton; U.S. Route 76 runs west from Clayton to Dalton, merging for a stretch with Georgia State Route 5/515. Georgia State Route 52 runs along the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, passing through Ellijay. Interstate 75 is the major artery in the northwesternmost part of the state and passes near Rome and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

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