Things to do


Welcome to Thomson, GA, located on the west side of Georgia’s Clarks Hill Lake. Surrounded by natural beauty, this historic area offers a variety of recreational activities including, camping, kayaking, biking, fishing, and wildlife watching. We have a long-standing tradition to make visitors feel welcome, and we believe Thomson-McDuffie County can display some of the best southern hospitality you have ever seen.

Fun Things To Do in McDuffie County!

Spend the day on a thrift store “picking” spree 
From chic to shabby, you can find just about anything at one of our many vintage shops. We welcome everyone to come and enjoy southern hospitality while antiquing in the heart of Downtown Thomson. (Where to Shop)

Feast on our Southern cuisine
There are a wide variety of eateries in McDuffie County; southern buffets, barbecue joints, sports pub, drive-ins and uptown grilles! (Where to Eat)

Search for the oldest graves in the Wrightsboro Cemetery
Several veterans of the Revolutionary War and some who died at Gettysburg, Shiloh and Fredericksburg in the War Between the States are buried in this historic churchyard cemetery.

Hiking the easy yet surprising beautiful boardwalk Beaver Trail at the McDuffie Public Fishing Area
A variety of trails await the avid nature lover. Paths such as Blackwater Swamp Trail, Beaver Pond Trail and Longleaf Pine Trail offer a variety of geographic characteristics for their followers to enjoy. Spectators frequently see wildlife such as whitetail deer, fox squirrels and Canada geese.

Discovering new places and learning a bit of local history while geocaching
Grab your GPS and go on a treasure hunt! There are now over 60 caches hidden in and around McDuffie County, some at historical sites.

Camping on Clarks Hill Lake
Covering more than 70,000 acres of water, Clarks Hill Lake is 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.

Fishing one of the ponds at the McDuffie Public Fishing Area
McDuffie PFA ponds are managed for bass, bream and catfish angling, some ponds are supplementally stocked in the fall with harvestable size channel catfish.

Pick up some spicy, cheese straws from Chinaberry Foods
Taste a Southern tradition: spicy, cheddar-rich cheese straws, freshly baked wafers that simply melt in your mouth, are a must at any Southern gathering.

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