1. Go fishing boating & swimming at Lake Petit
Go fishing or boating at Lake Petit, the biggest of the three man-made lakes in Big Canoe. The lake is the main source of drinking water for the residents of Big Canoe. Covering 111 acres (44.92 hectares), it has become an attraction for the locals and the tourists who love boating and fishing. Different kinds of fishes abound in the lake and these include rainbow trout and others that are native to the area. Go boating and see the scenic beauty of the lake. You can rent a boat on the lake, as well as buy some fishing equipment and bait.
Address: Big Canoe, Georgia, USA
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2. Dine at Big Canoe Clubhouse
Dine with your friends and colleagues at the Big Canoe Clubhouse, the place where the residents of the gated town dine and mingle. Because of its scenic surroundings, the clubhouse is a popular venue for weddings and other special events. It has an efficient staff that can make any wedding preparations as sooth as it can be. One can go for a wedding package and avoid worrying about the big day. The food and drinks are terrific, the decoration great, and the venue perfect.
Big Canoe Clubhouse
Address: 186 Club House Dr, 10586 Big Canoe, Jasper, GA 30143, United States
3. Hike or drive across the breathtaking Jeep Trails
Experience different levels of difficulties of a hiking or driving trail at Nature Valley & Jeep Trails. Some trails are easy for neophyte hikers but for the professional ones, there are more difficult paths to go to keep you challenged all the way. Along the way, you will see the splendor of nature. There are waterfalls, streams, valleys, and forests that boast of their scenic beauty. If you want to try something new, drive a four-wheel vehicle on a rocky unpaved and narrow road that has been designed to accommodate a vehicle. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you try to control your jeep as it bounces on the protruding rocks and potholes. Whether you do it by foot or on wheels, the trails in the valley will never fail to capture your imagination and your heart.
Nature Valley & Jeep Trails
Address: Big Canoe, Georgia, USA
4. Savor excellent food at Home Restaurant
Enjoy excellent food at Home, one of the popular restaurants right outside the gates of in Big Canoe. Dining at Home is a must-thing-to-do while spending a holiday in Big Canoe.
3909 Steve Tate Hwy, Marble Hill, GA 30148
5. Go boating, paddling, and fishing at Big Canoe Marina
Have fun boating, paddling, and fishing at Big Canoe Marina where you can rent all types of boats to suit your needs. Ride a boat and explore the lake at your leisure as you feast your eyes on the scenery around you. Go paddle-boarding and experience the peace and quiet of doing yoga on a paddleboard as a yoga instructor tells you what to do. Have your kids been a failure when it comes to fishing? Let them discover the secret of catching as many fish as they want from the fishing experts in the marina. They will also be given safety tips while fishing.
Big Canoe Marina
Address: 556 Wilderness Pkwy, Marble Hill, GA 30148, United States
Opening hours: 8am – 5pm (daily)
6. Hike along the Choctaw Trails
Admire nature while hiking on Choctaw Trails, one of the trails from Meditation Park. The mixed surfaces of the trail make it ideal for a walk or a run. Passing by the Choctaw neighborhood and the banks of the creek of Disharoon, the path is lined with lush vegetation, some of which bear blooms. Through the gaps among the trees, you get a glimpse of the verdant golf course. On a path going down, you will see below a creek that is covered with moss and the remains of an old bridge. Choctaw Trails must be a part of your itinerary when visiting Big Canoe.
Address: Golf Course Rd, Jasper, GA 30143, United States
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
7. Explore Amicalola Falls State Park
While in Big Canoe, visit Amicalola Falls State Park, which is just a 21-minute drive from Big Canoe. At 729 feet (222.2 meters) high, Amicalola Falls is the tallest in the state of Georgia. The cascading water and the spectacular landscape rich with flora and fauna is a haven for nature lovers. The white water roaring down the falls is a breathtaking sight. In addition, the park offers lots of exciting activities such as ziplining, hiking, and listening to lectures about wildlife. If you are a fan of interactive activities, you can engage in survivalist camping where you learn living outdoors with just the basic necessities or have fun scavenger hunting using a GPS. To simulate real-life hunting, the park sets up an outdoor 3-D archery where the targets are three-dimensional objects that resemble the shapes and sizes of animals. These activities make your park visit more unique and thrilling.
Amicalola Falls State Park
Address: 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534, United States
Opening hours: 7am – 10pm (daily)
8. Test your Bravery at Amicalola Zip Lines
Amicalola Falls State Park is a huge 829-acre park in Dawson County near Dawsonville. It is a 20 minute drive from Big Canoe. The highlight of the park is the stunning 729-foot Amicalola Falls, the highest in Georgia and one the highest in the eastern United States. Here is a fun fact: In addition to the waterfall, the park is also the unofficial start of the Appalachian Trail with the AT Approach Trail leading 8 miles to Springer Mountain.
Amicalola Zipline and Aerial Adventure Park now offers you more opportunity to be one with nature! Our Zipline and aerial adventure park offers:
- Family Friendly Challenge Courses
- Zipline Canopy Tours
- An experiential nature trek in the tree tops
- Amazing birds-eye view of the North Georgia Mountains!
Amicalola Falls and Ariel Adventure Park
Address: 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
9. Hike to five beautiful falls at Emery Creek Trail
Discover five charming waterfalls while hiking the Emery Creek Trail. The trail has average difficulty although you must take caution as you will walking along a creek the whole time. Some stones are unstable and some parts of the trail can be wet and slippery. However, all your efforts will be rewarded once you reach the first waterfall. Water cascades down a pool where you can take a dip after your rigorous trek. A short walk again and you will find the second and third falls. To reach the fourth and fifth falls, change the direction that you are taking. The trail here becomes a little difficult as you will have to keep moving upwards. Upon reaching the last two falls, look around you and take in the splendor of nature before your eyes. Hiking on Emery Creek Trail will be an experience to treasure after leaving the place.
Emery Creek Trail
Address: Emery Creek Trail, Chatsworth, GA 30705, United States
10. Check out Gibbs Gardens
Feast your eyes on a wide expanse of well-arranged plots of lovely blooms at Gibbs Gardens, a world-class garden in North Georgia. Owned by Jim Gibbs, president and founder of a landscaping company, the place boasts of 16 gardens planted with different kinds of flowering and ornamental plants, water features such as falls, pools, and streams, and bridges to cross. The crowning glory of the gardens is the one million daffodils that the owner planted for his mother. Whatever the season during your visit, you will always find something in bloom to add color to the already vibrant and lovely place.
Bear Paw Cabin in Big Canoe. Located 5 minutes from the clubhouse and lakes, this 3,000 sqft property is great for larger groups. Big Paw Cabin has a breathtaking view off the top back deck of Cox Mountain.
There are four bedrooms and all have an en suite bath as well as two half baths in the common spaces. Tons of closet space in bedrooms.
Two living rooms, one up and one down, each with a fireplace and 55″ HDTV with Netflix. Very large full kitchen with granite on the main level, and smaller kitchenette area on the lower level with a mini fridge. Full washer and dryer on the main level.
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