Georgia Foothills Loop: Canton, Ellijay, Amicalola Falls, Tate Professional Review and Guide
"For 105 miles, this drive travels over paved rural roads through small towns and on four-lane divided highways with views of the ridges and mountains of north Georgia. You ride through foothills to the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Amicalola Falls State Park. Marble deposits near Tate and Nelson are the world’s largest and best quality.
Special attractions: Spring flowers and beautiful fall colors, without the heavy traffic of the eastern part of the mountains; apple orchards and apple houses where fruit can be bought in late summer and fall; marble production in Tate; the Tate House, a pink marble mansion with restaurant, bed and breakfast, and cabins; Amicalola Falls State Park with the highest falls east of the Mississippi River; and the start of the southern approach trail to the Appalachian Trail. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."