Must-visit summer spot: Georgia’s Big Canoe boasts rock slides, lakes, pools & more

The sunset as taken from the back deck of a house in Big Canoe near Jasper, GA. (Picture: Greg Williams via Flickr)
Greg Williams via Flickr

Ready for an exciting mini-vacation? Make sure to add Big Canoe to your must-visit list! This private community promises an ultimate mountain escape experience perfect for a weekend getaway. Only an hour north of Atlanta, Big Canoe is a playground for all ages, boasting lakes, hiking trails, falls, golf courses, restaurants, and a 200-foot-long natural rock slide.

Because it’s a private residential community, you can only access Big Canoe’s amenities if you’re an owner, guest, or staying in a rental property. But trust us - it’s worth it!

The Beach Club at Lake Disharoon has plenty of other features, including a zero-entry swimming pool, a roped-off swimming section in the lake, a 300-yard sandy beachfront, beach volleyball, paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, access to hiking trails, and an inflatable water park for kids. Don’t forget to stop by the snack bar for ice cream, snacks, and refreshing beverages.

Looking for the perfect time to start the party? The Beach Club is open daily now through July 30, and weekends only from July 31 through September 4. With stunning mountain views in the background, Big Canoe is a wonderland waiting to be explored!

But wait, there’s more! Big Canoe offers a range of other attractions to explore, such as the Chattahoochee National Forest, Amicalola Falls State Park, farmers’ markets, shopping boutiques, Appalachian wineries, museums, and nearby towns like Ellijay, Dahlonega, and Helen. With endless activities to do in this natural wonderland, why not make a weekend out of it? Hike, explore waterfalls, or relax by the pool. Big Canoe has something for everyone!

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