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3.83 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.83
7 Reviews

Late Lunch Cruise Down South

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Dec 01, 2007

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straydog66
2 McR Points
December 7, 2013
Nice half day ride with the occasional stop for a…
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wrestler
July 8, 2012
I liked this ride. Hopped on at Covington, Ga. It…
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Written Directions

Begin at Hwy 53 in Dawsonville, GA. Follow Hwy 53 east from Dawsonville thru Gainesville, Oakwood, Braselton to Winder, GA. In Winder Hwy 11 will merge into Hwy 53. 53/11 will turn right at light just over the railroad tracks and then 11 will turn off to the right. Follow Hwy 11 from Winder thru Monroe to Social Circle, you will see the Blue Willow Inn on the left in downtown. Continue thru Social Circle to Monticello, GA. In Monticello turn right onto Hwy 83. Follow 83 to 4 way intersection with Hwy 23. Turn left onto Hwy 23 (use caution Hwy 83 has stop signs but Hwy 23 does not so BE CAREFUL). Follow Hwy 23 a short distance to intersection with Juliette Rd. Turn left onto Juliette Rd and then turn right just before the railroad tracks into the old town of Juliette. Your here now have a GREAT meal at the Whistle Stop and then go across the tracks to the old mill and see the motorcycle museum and the unbelievable waterfalls. HAVE FUN!!

Scenery

This is a trip of good open road riding. Very good scenery of rural GA farm and pasture lands mixed with several small southern Georgia towns.

Drive Enjoyment

Very good roads through open country. Straight to sweeping roads. Two lane road with smooth riding!

Tourism Opportunities

Sight seeing in several old small southern Georgia towns. Good food in several locations. See the Blue Willow Inn @ Social Circle, GA. Also, don't miss the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette, GA - it's the namesake of this ride ("late lunch cruise") and check out the old mill motorcycle museum accross the railroad tracks. The food is absolutely GREAT! Special Note: When you go home, reverse the route or if you're in a hurry then go west a short ways and hit Interstate 75 for the quick and boring trip. If this is the way you choose the stop at exit 201 and eat again at Buckners family style and listen to some great southern gospel music afterwards.

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straydog66
December 7, 2013
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Nice half day ride with the occasional stop for a bite in one of the local cafes along the way and antique shops sprinkled about. Local southern hospitality is the norm. Small town country folks saying "howdy" and throwing up a hand to make you feel welcome or to aid in directions. I've ridden this road several times, not that its such a overwhelming special road, but its close to the house and it allows me to escape the wrongs and pressures in my life, if only for a few hours. Good ride to get lost for a few hours.
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wrestler
July 8, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I liked this ride. Hopped on at Covington, Ga. It was all the profile said it would be except that the Whistle Stop Cafe closes at 4:00 on Saturday so I couldn't eat dinner at 5p and make the turn around. I was disappointed. But I did find a nice Italian Restaurant in Jackson, Ga (14 miles west).
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Guest
March 21, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Great little ride! I live in Winder, so I picked it up in my backyard and took my wife for a nice trip and lunch. Good news, the intersection of 23 and 83 is now a 4-way stop! Eat Fried Green Tomatoes in the town that the movie by the same name was filmed!
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