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By MCR Contributor (1039 McR Points) on Nov 25, 2011

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2 McR Points
June 25, 2014
Owltown Road is a very nice alternative road to…

Written Directions

About 4 miles south of Blairsville, GA off of Hwy 129 look for Owltown Road on the right where the route starts. Take Owltown road as it heads west/northwest through the mountains and the route ends when you hit Mulky Gap Road.


This is just a nice drive thru the country, not terribly twisty, but nice curves and hills. Lots of mountain views, but also some valley and pastoral views. No commercial development along this route, and not a stop sign or much traffic for this 9 miles.

Drive Enjoyment

Nice blacktop highway, and a super nice bypass around Blairsville. Look out for deer and cyclists, but visibility is pretty clear the entire route. Great way to avoid stop and go city traffic thru Blairsville.

Tourism Opportunities

There is no commercial dev. much on this road, there is a rental cabin place and Cooter Brown Emporium which will be described more below. There are two convenience stores on Mulkey on the west, and a bbq place and conv store on the east end, on hwy 129. Note: On Owltown road you have one of the nicest cabin rental places in the area, Highland Falls rental cabins. Directly across the road, is one of the most interesting places in the mountains, it is Cooter Brown Emporium where they have a biker bunkhouse, an ole juke joint (byob), pool room, and from time to time have live music on Saturday nite. Contact kmurph1@windstream.net for info about renting bunks, music, etc at Cooters.

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June 25, 2014
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Owltown Road is a very nice alternative road to get you around Blairsville Ga, especially if you are heading toward Blue Ridge Ga. Take Mulky Gap to the right when Owltown Road ends, and then a left onto Old Hwy 76 also known as Blue Ridge Hwy, because it is a much more scenic, tranquil and enjoyable ride to Blue Ridge Ga. Gas/Restroom/Break stop at the corner of Mulky Gap and Old 76 too, if you need it.
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