Located just outside of Augusta and a little over an hour’s drive from Atlanta and Athens, Thomson-McDuffie is quintessentially Southern in all aspects, comprised of a breath-taking landscape complete with sweeping fields of golden-hued grass dotted with picturesque farmsteads and accented with groves of pecan trees and cotton fields. A feast for the eyes, Thomson-McDuffie welcomes guests from near and far the first Saturday of November for the Belle Meade Hunt, a traditional fox hunt punctuated with just enough pomp and circumstance to make participants feel a part of something truly special. Tour a lavender farm at White Hills Herb Farm, an 1890s restored farmhouse. Shop for hidden treasure at Aunt Tique’s and Uncle Junks or call out the winning bid at Sunset Auctions. The area's year-round mild climate makes it an ideal locale for outdoor activities from boating and fishing all 70,000 acres of Clarks Hill Lake – the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project east of the Mississippi River and one of the largest inland bodies of water in the South – to hiking and golfing. Festivals, such as the annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, and special events provide endless opportunity for down-home revelry while historic points of interest such as the Wrightsboro Cemetery, where several veterans of the Revolutionary War are buried, root visitors firmly in the importance of the area. Local boutiques offer one-of-a-kind finds with a Southern twist while area restaurants satisfy the pickiest of palates. This is a slice of Southern heaven. This is Thomson-McDuffie.
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