What to know
This route passes by two of the oldest country stores in the tri-state region. Leave MAGNOLIA on Hwy. 19 S. Take it to Walkerville. Turn left on Hwy. 98 through EMERSON, ATLANTA, VILLAGE and MCNEIL to Hwy. 19. Turn left on Hwy. 19 and travel back to Magnolia. Expect light traffic. Interesting sights along the way are the Magnolia Murals, featuring six colorful pieces of public art located on the historic square. This area is also known for its festivals, including the Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-off; the PurpleHull Pea Festival and World Championship Rotary Tiller Races in Emerson; and the Festival on the Rails and Pork Chop Cook-off in McNeil. Also in McNeil is Logoly State Park with group tent campsites, a bathhouse, picnic sites, trails and nature exhibits.