Attractions Near Habersham County, Georgia

Scenic Highway 197 - Clarkesville GA

Once a wild and reckless thoroughfare for the delivery of illegal moonshine, Highway 197 is now a destination for unique shops featuring local fine art and craft, restaurants serving the best of native cuisine, and cozy lodging beckoning you to stay a while.

The road begins at US76 and the visitor will first come upon the 2,800-acre Lake Burton whose sparkling clear waters are surrounded by majestic mountain vistas.  Moccasin Creek State Park, on the shores of Lake Burton provides opportunities to visit the adjacent trout hatchery, to camp, hike, or just relax and bring a picnic.

Heading south the road follows the Soque River, which is known as one of the finest trout streams on the planet.  Meandering past pastures with cows, horses, or some times wild turkey, this scenic route arrives at the historic town of Clarkesville.

Long on history, rich in culture, Scenic 197 is one of the most beautiful drives in Georgia. 


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