This 35-mile Scenic Byway begins in the Downtown Millen Historic District.
Its railroad depots date from the early 1900s. The Millen-Jenkins County Museum features local histories, Native American Indian artifacts, tools, and cotton mill equipment.
Proceeding to SR 23 and Perkins Green Fork Road, scenic character is exhibited by woodlands, pasture lands, and historic farmhouses in small and scattered communities. Varied and distinctive view sheds are found on Herndon Road, along with several historic churches. SR 17, heading back to Cotton Avenue, is characterized simply by wide-open farmland stretching for miles.
Magnolia Springs State Park is located three miles from the intersection of SR 17 and US 25. It features crystal clear springs, hiking/biking trails, and the Historic Fort Lawton– an 1864 prisoner-of-war camp. The Fort Lawton Historic Trail and the Bo Ginn Aquarium are also found in the park.
Scenic Byway Map