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August 2015 54 several lakes for waterfowl hunting. Contact: Thomson-McDuffe County Tourism CVB, www.exploremcduffe Peachtree City Peachtree City is a unique master planned community in west Georgia. The city hosts sports like marathons, tennis, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, basket- ball and cross country. Hotel rooms: 823 Major venues: Home Plate "The Chuck" has an all weather, synthetic turf regulation-sized baseball/softball feld. Peachtree City Tennis Center offers 24 courts. William L. Davis BMX Track consists of a 1,100-foot long track. Contact: Peachtree City CVB, Rome In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northwest Georgia is Rome, a city with three rivers—Etowah, Oostanaula and Coosa—that frame the downtown district. In 2016, the city will welcome the Tennis Center of Georgia, a new facility that will house 62 hard- surface courts and 12 USTA courts for players aged 10 and under. Hotel rooms: 800+ Major facilities: Barron Stadium houses an Astroturf football feld with an eight-lane track. State Mutual Stadium is a 5,000-seat baseball park. Miracle Field, which is located adjacent to State Mutual Stadium, is a specialized baseball feld. The 68-acre Alto Park Softball Complex features eight softball felds. West Third Tennis Complex houses 16 hard surface courts. Contact: Rome Sports Commission, Savannah Savannah is a sought-after tourism desti- nation thanks to its history, architecture and attractions. The east Georgia city hosts dozens of events annually for sports like golf, lacrosse, marathons, soccer and softball. Hotel rooms: 15,000+ Major venues: The Savannah Civic Center has an arena capable of seating 7,832 with 25,000 total square feet of foor space. Grayson Stadium is a 4,000- seat baseball stadium that is home to the Savannah Sandgnats, the Class A affliate of the New York Mets. The Savannah College of Art & Design houses an equestrian center, soccer feld and lacrosse feld. Armstrong State University offers a 4,000-seat arena, baseball feld, softball feld, volleyball courts, indoor pool and soccer feld. Savannah State University features a 6,000-seat arena, stadium for football and track and feld, baseball feld, softball feld, tennis courts, basketball courts and volleyball courts. Convention center: Situated on the northern shore of the Savannah River, the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center features a 97,750-square-foot exhibit hall. The facility has hosted numerous events, including gymnastics and cheer and dance, and is adjacent to the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Contact: Savannah Sports Council, n See Ad On Page 51 G E O R G I A t Augusta's Water World The Augusta Canal is a historic canal fed by the Savannah River and passing through three levels in suburban and urban Augusta before the water returns to the river at various locations. Visitors can hike or bike on the towpath edging the historic canal, fsh from the canal banks, paddle a canoe or kayak, or take one of several daily guided boat tours aboard a replica canal cargo boat. Be sure to stop by the Augusta Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill to hear stories about construction of the canal in 1845. n Swimming in Cumming

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