Cumming to Stone Mountain + ADD NEW ROUTE
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START in downtown Cumming, GA
Highway 9 north through Dawsonville
Highway 136 east
Left on Price Road to stay on 136
Right on Thompson Bridge Road, then quick left on Mount Vernon Road (Highway 283)
Right on Bethel Road
Right on Brookton Lula Highway (Highway 52)
Through Lula, GA--right on Old Cornelia to stay on 52
Left on 52
In Maysville--right on Highway 82
Through Jefferson--becomes Highway 11
Through Winder--becomes Highway 81
In Loganville--left on Highway 10, then immediate right on Conyers Road (Highway 20)
Bear right on Centerville Rosebud Road--becomes Anniston Road
You are at Stone Mountain--END
This route provides a wide variety of scenery and landscape...at times, you are in a shroud of trees, and it feels like there's nobody else on the planet. Other times, there are wide vistas of distant mountains, Lake Lanier, beautiful farms. The route takes you through several quintessential Georgia small towns--Dawsonville, Lula, Maysville, Loganville. Stop and eat, have coffee, rest...many options along the way. The route takes you over two sections of Lake Lanier, so you get the lake views, and the long distance vistas...you start out in the hills, go over the lake, ride through rolling farmland...a wonderful relaxing scenic ride!
This route is almost all 2-lane highway, and no freeways--though you go over both 985 and 85 on your way. Road quality is generally excellent, with the worst conditions being the freeway overpasses--just a minor inconvenience. There is a great combination of mountain twisties and rolling ribbons of highway with long, sweeping turns. There is generally little traffic on these roads--again, most of it will be over the freeways, and in Winder and Loganville, with more traffic as you get closer to Stone Mountain.
There are a number of terrific restaurants, shops, and scenic overlooks for rest stops. You are never more than 20 miles from a gas station, so fuel level is never a problem. Be sure and take in the scenic small towns--in particular, Jefferson and Lula are charming and scenic, and have some great outdoor restaurants and cafes.
This is a great ride for Metro Atlanta residents--you don't have to go too far to start an awesome ride!
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