Jenkins spent the better part of a year crisscrossing Georgia for more than 10,000 miles, exploring the nooks and crannies of the Peach State. He visited old mills, covered bridges (almost every one in the state), courthouses, historic houses and old churches without number, and whatever else caught his fancy. And then he organized it all into 15 tours covering various parts of the state, and wrote it up in a book appropriately titled “Backroads and Byways of Georgia.”
Ride the historic Atlantic coast from Savannah to St. Mary’s, ramble the Appalachian northwest, cruise the broad plains of the southwest, or roam the Blue Ridge Mountains of the northeast. Each tour is carefully mapped out with precise driving directions and information about points of interest. Even explore a bit on your own if you like, because there’s something new to discover everywhere you look: the historic, the quirky and offbeat, the strange and unusual, and abundant beauty.
The $19.95 book has more than 200 color photographs make the 304-page “Backroads and Byways of Georgia” a visual treat, whether you’re traveling in your car or your armchair. And if you’re traveling in fact, rather than fancy, you’ll find the book equips you with itineraries for trips of differing durations and in different seasons. plus information about comfortable accommodations, great food, and good shopping too.
David Jenkins will discuss and sign copies of his book “Backroads & Byways of Georiga” on Thursday, June 29, at the Chickamauga Public Library from 4-7 p.m.