This route heads directly into the Sumter National Forest and explores the terrain with depth. Stopping at the Rose site is a pleasant tour of a yesteryear mansion. You can park the bike, picnic, they even have a soft drink machine near the benches, I was truly surprised. It was deep in the forest. But it was very nice. From there I head north to Union, a nice town, and eastbound to Chester, another quaint southern town. Plenty of gas stations but the ride overall is very good, not lots of traffic, scenery is underrated. The quiet of this forest on an autumn day is good stuff. Take a cigar, enjoy the rest points.
Entry to the Sumter Forest.
Rose Hill Mansion. Worth the stop. Well taken care of, period mansion of a successionist governer. Gotta see it.
A view of this mansion. Very quiet environment, easy roads, nice place.
Near the Tyger River, plenty of spaces for maneuver, photos, elegant trees.
The traffic is so sparse that I parked on this bridge for a photo!