Georgia Motorcycle Rides – Atlanta to Kennesaw Mountain

Georgia Motorcycle Ride

The 32-mile stretch of I-75 that goes from Atlanta to Kennesaw Mountain is one of Georgia’s most scenic routes for a road trip.

As you drive into Kennesaw, you’ll definitely want to spend some time at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, the site of a pivotal Civil War battle.

We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you get the most out of this day trip.

How to Get to Kennesaw Mountain from Atlanta

The driving directions from Atlanta to Kennesaw Mountain are virtually a straight shot. Depending on your preferences, there are a couple of different routes to choose from:

  1. I-75 N (Fastest Route): Taking I-75 is the shortest, most direct route. To start, get on I-75 N and follow along for about 20 miles. Take exit 267B and continue on Canton Rd Conn NE to Old 41 Hwy NW. Keep going another four miles until you get to Kennesaw Mountain Drive.
  1. I-285 (Alternate Route): If you prefer to ride along the perimeter of Atlanta, start on I-20 W until you get to I-285. Follow that highway until exit 267B. From there, the riding directions are the same as if you had started on I-75.

About Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

This site was a brief part of the Civil War, spanning a couple of early weeks of summer in 1864. It was on this site that 160,000 soldiers fought, 5,350 of whom sacrificed their lives.

You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate this park, however. Its lush grass and paved roadways are great for picnics and grilling. The trails are even dog-friendly (don’t forget your leash).

During the week, you can also ride your motorcycle along select trails to the top of the mountain. At an elevation of 1,808 feet, you’ve got a great view of the surrounding areas.

And the best part? Admission and parking are free!

Must-See Sites on the Route from Atlanta to Kennesaw Mountain

Turn your outing into a full-day adventure by enjoying the other attractions that Kennesaw has to offer.

Our favorites include:

–       Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History: Continue the military history theme by taking a tour of the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian and gives a fascinating history of the role of railroads in modern society.

–       Smith-Gilbert Gardens: Enjoy the gifts of Mother Nature with a stroll around Smith-Gilbert Gardens. The grounds are home to the historic Hiram Butler House, and there’s a collection of bonsai trees that are sure to impress.

–       Burnt Hickory Brewery: Wet your whistle at Burnt Hickory Brewery, a taproom with an impressive selection of unfiltered craft beer. No matter what type of beer typically pleases your palette, you’re bound to find something you like at Burnt Hickory Brewery.

–       Lazy Guy Distillery: If you prefer something less hoppy, add a trip to Lazy Guy Distillery to the itinerary. Here, small-batch spirits are created using traditional distilling methods. Remember – don’t drink and ride.

–       Zuckerman Museum of Art: Kennesaw has multiple museums that make the list of must-see Kennesaw attractions, including the Zuckerman Museum of Art. The rotating collection includes both local and nationally recognized artists.

Enjoy the Ride – No Matter Where the Road Takes You

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