What to see in Thomson Georgia
As humans, we're fond of arguing about places we've never been. But once you venture out into the world, the learning you can do is so astonishing. This year, I chose Thomson Georgia as my holiday destination. And it's easy to see why. Thomson is known for its vibrant culture, diverse landscapes, and fantastic outdoor opportunities. But what I loved most is the incredible hospitality from the locals. Here are the best attractions and my experience about Thomson Georgia.
White Hills Farm
The White Hills Farm is a hidden gem in Thomson. I had a wonderful time exploring the gardens - there are 14 varieties of herbs that give a heavenly aroma. This farm is open during the lavender season (April to August). Not to mention, they host cooking events, yoga retreats, and events. I also visited their gift shop and tried the infused balms, herbal teas, essential oils, and more. The experience was breathtaking.
Clerks Hills Lake
Clerks Hill Lake offers an array of outdoor opportunities for nature enthusiasts. When I first got there, I tried a variety of activities like fishing, boating, archery, hunting, and biking. Since I was with my friends, we explored Georgia's Little River Trail. Along the way, we encountered whitetail deer, gray squirrels, bald eagles, river birch, and river otters.
This museum offers lots of exhibits and promotes public knowledge of McDuffie. When I got there, I took a private tour to understand the heritage and get a sense of history. Since 2009, this museum has helped people understand the lives of Native American tribes. The main block features a movie theatre and a couple of restaurants.
At the end of the tour, I understood the Georgia Quaker colony around 1768-69. I also learned about the citizens who played a key role in the nation's history. I also heard lots of stories about naturalists like John Muir and William Bartram. But what I liked most is the short narration before entering the museum.
AUNT TIQUE & UNCLE JUNK'S
My visit wasn't complete without touring Aunt Tique & Uncle Junks. It specializes in unusual antiques, fork art, stained glass, and anything in between. No wonder it's often referred to as the `American Picker'. I was amazed at how I could buy things at fair prices. My husband and I like to explore antique places, but this one caught my attention. There was a lot of junk on the outside too.
As a first-time visitor, I took my time to explore a variety of things. Some of the collectibles in their collection are pottery, bottles, textbooks, tools, and architectural items. Everything was fun and unique - I couldn't get enough. If you have some money, you can get the good stuff.
This church remains a beautiful monument that records the names of ancestors of many of Georgia's leading families. In the early days, this was a Quaker settlement that started in 1768.
I traveled there to see the church and the surrounding gravesites. Surprisingly, I learned more than I expected. One thing that caught my attention is that the church is more than 200 years old. All the signs placed there give a summary of the amazing history. And the folks were very friendly to us. I can't wait to come back a few years later to see what has improved.