Big Canoe Homes
Wrapped in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the resort community of Big Canoe, Georgia is an easy interstate drive away from the city of Atlanta. Once an elite vacation getaway, Big Canoe has emerged as a vibrant mixture of vacationers and full-time residents. With a strong Property Owners Association, the residents of Big Canoe reap the benefits of the fiscally responsible leaders who insure all new building and maintenance within its gates is up to the highest standard. From urban commuters and young families, to empty nesters and retirees, life at Big Canoe reflects the wide range of interests and pursuits of its residents.
With so many families living in Big Canoe, education is a top priority for many. Served by public schools in both Pickens and Dawson counties, Big Canoe is also situated alongside the fifteen-acre campus of Wildwood Christian Academy. WCA is a rigorous college preparatory school serving students from Pre-K through high school. Accredited by both the SAIS and the SACS, Wildwood is also a member of the Georgia Independent School Association.
Mountain Living in Big Canoe, GA
Within the gates of Big Canoe, festivals and community events throughout the year embrace the beauty of the seasons and surroundings here in the mountains. With “Trunk or Treat” at Halloween, an all-day Fourth of July celebration in the park, and the elegant “Concert on the Green” each year in June, there is always something happening in Big Canoe. Additionally, numerous clubs, from book clubs and garden clubs to Girl- and Boy Scout troops, guarantee that there is a place for every resident to engage with neighbors of similar interests.
Of course, outdoor recreation at Big Canoe is abundant. Whether you prefer to tackle the 20-plus miles of hiking trails winding throughout the mountains of Big Canoe, or relax on one of the three lakes, while fishing, boating, paddle boarding, or swimming, the choice is yours. Disharoon Lake is the place to go for fun and excitement! Adjacent to one of two large, zero-entry swimming pools in Big Canoe, Lake Disharoon offers canoeing, swimming and a beach for grilling, sunbathing or playing beach volleyball. There is endless fun with the inflatable waterslides and climbing structures on the lake, and of course, there is always the ever-popular rock slide! Refuel at the snack bar, and keep the fun going all day long.
Golf and tennis are widely popular here at Big Canoe, and with good reason. The 27-hole championship mountain golf course offers a challenge to the most accomplished golfers. Develop your game at the driving range or with the capable instruction of one of the golf pros. For budding golfers, summer golf camps are highly anticipated and regularly filled to capacity. Boasting over 300 members, the tennis club is home to ten courts, both indoor, outdoor, clay and hard, two of which are lighted for night play. Clinics and events for players of all ages and abilities are held throughout the year.
Dining in and around Big Canoe offers a variety of options for exquisite cuisine. Eat on the go alongside the golf course at Duffer’s, or savor a night out at Mountains Grill on Lake Sconti. Whatever the occasion, there is a restaurant with a breathtaking view that will suit your mood. Wild Onion Grill and the Black Bear Pub are two other options within Big Canoe. Just outside the gates of Big Canoe, choices from Mexican fare to seasonal farm-to-table, guarantees you’ll never run out of reasons to escape doing the dishes!
Encompassed by stunning mountain views, peaceful wildlife and a community with architecture that blends into the natural surroundings, residents of Big Canoe wake up every day to a vacation waiting to happen.