We drove around the whole lake (about 75 miles) and enjoyed every minute of the trip. We were in awe of the beauty. The drive was a little scary as we weren't used to the winding roads and heights, but it was well worth it. There were many "turnouts" where we could pull over and let the faster cars pass us. Also many places to pull over and enjoy the scenery. I especially recommend the beach in the state park near the southern end of the lake and Emerald Bay. Breathtaking!