Macs Pride peaches a treat for motorcycists

By: On: July 13th, 20081 Comment »Updated: December 17, 2011

Motorcycles at McLeod FarmsMcBee is a very little town along highway 151 in South Carolina, just west of the famous Darlington speedway & museum (another great stop for a motorcycle tour of SC). In McBee, pronounced as Mac Bee, there is a big roadside stand called McLeod Farms that is friendly to folks on motorcycles. Famous for their huge variety of Peaches, they held their annual Peach Festival on Saturday July 12th. Not only do they have a big air conditioned store full of fresh picked fruits and vegetables, they also have plenty of ice cream, pies, cakes, fruit-filled breads, smoothies and more.

Behind the main store is a small restaurant with indoor and outdoor picnic table seating and good hamburgers. Motorcycles can also park behind the store near the restaurant if you want to keep an eye on your bike. This is a perfect place to stop and have some lunch.
Lunch was more entertaining than usual yesterday as they had a live bluegrass/country band performing outside.Band playing at McLeod Farms

Another great reason to visit McLeod Farms on your next motorcycle adventure is their museum. It does not cost anything and is well worth your time if you are into old cars. Outside of the museum is a collection of antique tractors and farm equipment. Inside you will find a variety of cars from the early 1900’s through the 1960’s. You’ll see Buick, Hudson, Lincoln, Ford, Crosby and more. They also have collections of other household odds and ends such as kitchen gadgets. It’s easy to spend a while in there looking at stuff you never saw before or maybe forgot about.

Honda TrikeThe SC highway patrol was pretty busy handing out speeding tickets on 151 near the farm, so if you ride through this area, you have to really watch your speed!  If you look close, you’ll see someone getting a ticket as I took this picture of a beautiful Honda Goldwing trike.

The next festival at McLeod Farms is their Fall Festival in October, but don’t wait until then to go there, you’ll miss the peaches which are well worth the ride to get there. If you are interested in going there and would like more motorcycle info about other things to see in the Carolinas during your next tour, leave a comment and let us know.

About John Clay

John Clay is the author of MotorcycleInfo.Org. He and his family reside in North Carolina in the United States. A graduate of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course, he enjoys riding his Moto Guzzi in charity rides and serves as a volunteer motorcycle marshal for an annual bicycle charity event in the Carolinas.

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  1. Dolores says:

    Hi JD:

    We met at Motor Vehicle on Monday. Thanks for making the wait a lot more fun. I like your site and wish you lots of luck. I’ll be checking back often and will tell my friends and family to take look too.

    Dolores

    P.S. I’m now fully licensed, registered and insured in the beautiful state of North Carolina!!