Large, All Ages Resort Community
of Big Canoe in North Central Georgia Has Three Lakes, a Marina, 27
Holes of Golf, a Tennis Club and a Wide Range of Prices
In the thickly wooded rolling hills of north central Georgia, Big Canoe is an all ages resort community.
It started in the early-1970s and has been growing ever since, adding
residences and a bounty of amenities. Today it is managed
by Big Canoe Company, LLC and home to about 3,000 year round
Residents enjoy boating, swimming and fishing on three
lakes. Lake Petit is the largest with 111 acres
and is stocked with trout. The Big Canoe Marina is located on
this lake, and its "Shack" has rods, bait and gear for lease
and sale. Lake Sconti is also a great fishing lake and has a
restaurant. Lake Disharoon is the best lake for swimming and
has a beach, a swim club and a large swimming pool. Depending
on the lake, only human-powered and electric-powered
vessels are allowed on the water.
Two restaurants, including the Clubhouse at Lake
Sconti, are within Big Canoe's gates, and another three are just
outside of the gates. A 16,000 square foot exercise
center has cardio equipment, strength training machines, exercise
classes and massages. The golf course has 27 beautiful
holes and is snuggled among hills and towering trees.
Gatewood Hall is a "lifestyle retailer" with cards, books,
gourmet foods, jewelry and furniture. The tennis club
has 300 members, as well as indoor courts, outdoor hard courts and outdoor clay
More than 50 clubs and groups complement the
physical amenities and include an animal rescue club, a hiking club,
a canoeing club, a cancer support group, a creative stitchery club,
a golf club, a pottery group, singles' groups, a photography club
and much more.
The Village Festival is a farmers' market just
outside of the community's gates. Vendors sell fresh vegetables, plants, fruits, homemade cheeses, coffee, breads, fresh seafood, sausages, lamb, beef, fried pies, pottery, can goods, baskets, jewelry, mushrooms, honey, soaps, pastries, glass painted vases and
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is in Jasper and has a good
reputation. It is not, however, accredited. The
nearest accredited hospital is in Marietta, 37 miles away.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the
30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 58 inches of rain
and a dusting of snow each year. The elevation is 1,425
feet above sea level.
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