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Big-Canoe is a planned, golf-resort community, located in the foothills of the North Georgia Appalachians. It is approximately one hour north of Atlanta. Recreational activities abound at Big Canoe, including golf, hiking, fishing and swimming. The beautiful Appalachians provide a stunning backdrop for activities for everyone. The unique habitats surrounding the community, including hardwood forests, meadows, lakes and evergreens results in a wide variety of bird life and wildlife. Lakes offer boating, canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Big Canoe's 27-hole championship golf course was designed by Joe Lee. It's a lovely, relaxing course that winds through peaceful valleys beside crystal clear lakes and rushing streams. In addition, the Choctaw, Cherokee and Creek 9-hole courses is for all level of players. This course also offers the sights and sounds of rushing creeks, waterfalls and abundant wildlife. The Choctaw, Cherokee and Creek course has been rated as one of the top 20 courses in Georgia. The Sconti Golf Club sponsors tournaments and special events throughout the year. Big Canoe is not all about the outdoors. It also offers fine dining in restaurants with magnificent views, and a wide variety of shopping. Country living at its best? Absolutely - at Big Canoe.

Surrounding areas: Amicalola Falls, Georgia (7.7 mi), Jasper, Georgia (8.0 mi), Dawsonville, Georgia (10.0 mi), Dahlonega, Georgia (18.1 mi), Thurmond Lake, Georgia (18.4 mi), Cumming, Georgia (19.2 mi), Ellijay, Georgia (19.8 mi)

Big Canoe Vacation Rentals

Big Canoe Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Microtel Inn And Suites171 H Mullins CtJasper, GA8.0 mi.(706) 299-5500
Super 8100 WhitefieldJasper, GA8.0 mi.(706) 253-3297
Super 8-dawsonville205 N CTR LnDawsonville, GA10.0 mi.(706) 216-6801
Best Western Dawson Village Inn76 N Georgia AveDawsonville, GA15.4 mi.(706) 216-4410
Comfort Inn127 Beartooth PkwyDawsonville, GA15.7 mi.(706) 216-1900
Comfort Inn138 Keith DrCanton, GA17.1 mi.(770) 345-1994
Days Inn Canton291 Ball Ground RdCanton, GA17.1 mi.(770) 479-0301
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites713 Transit AveCanton, GA17.3 mi.(770) 479-7300
Howard Johnson Dahlonega1010 MTN DrDahlonega, GA18.1 mi.(706) 864-4343
Days Inn Dahlonega1065 Chestatee StDahlonega, GA18.3 mi.(706) 864-2338
Holiday Inn Express835 S Chestatee StDahlonega, GA18.3 mi.(706) 867-7777
Stratford Motor Inn79 Maddox CirEllijay, GA18.8 mi.(706) 276-1080
Hampton Inn Atlanta/Cumming Ga915 Northside Forsyth DrCumming, GA19.2 mi.(770) 889-0877
Sun Suites Of Cumming555 Lake Center PkwyCumming, GA20.0 mi.(770) 781-5550
Holiday Inn Express835 Buford RdCumming, GA20.9 mi.(770) 889-4600
Comfort Suites905 Buford RdCumming, GA21.3 mi.(770) 889-4141
Pine Crest Motor Lodge2330 Holly Springs PkwyCanton, GA22.7 mi.(770) 345-5521
Courtyard-alpharetta12655 Deerfield PkwyAlphareetta, GA24.8 mi.(800) 321-2211
Springhill Suites By Marriott Atlanta/Alpharetta12730 Deerfield PkwyAlpharetta, GA24.8 mi.(770) 751-6900
Amerisuites-Alpharetta/Nortel Pkwy12505 Nortel PkwyAlpharetta, GA25.2 mi.(678) 339-0505
Hampton Inn & Suites16785 Old Morris RdAlpharetta, GA25.3 mi.(678) 393-0990
Marriott-marriott- Alpharetta5750 Windward PkwyAlpharetta, GA25.3 mi.(770) 754-9600
Renaissance Pineisle Resort9000 Holiday RdLake Lanier Islands, GA25.4 mi.(770) 945-8921
Holiday Inn Express5455 Windward Pkwy WAlpharetta, GA25.5 mi.(770) 664-6661
Residence Inn By Marriott Alpharetta5465 Windward Pkwy WAlpharetta, GA25.5 mi.(770) 664-0664
Windward Place3080 Market PLAlpharetta, GA25.5 mi.(770) 751-0202
Emerald Pointe Resort & Conference Center7000 Holiday RdBuford, GA25.5 mi.(770) 945-8787
Lake Lanier Islands Hilton Resort7000 Holiday RdLake Lanier Islands, GA25.5 mi.(404) 945-8787
Amerisuites Windward5595 Windward PkwyAlpharetta, GA25.6 mi.(770) 343-9566
Amerisuites North Point7500 North Point PkwyAlpharetta, GA25.7 mi.(770) 594-8788
Doubletree Hotel2925 Jordon CtAlpharetta, GA26.4 mi.(678) 347-0022
Embassy Suites Alpharetta5955 N Point PkwyAlpharetta, GA26.4 mi.(678) 566-8800
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North Point10975 Georgia LnAlpharetta, GA26.4 mi.(678) 566-3900
Hilton Garden Inn-atlanta Windward4025 Windward PLZ DrAlpharetta, GA26.4 mi.(770) 360-7766
Residence Inn By Marriott1325 North Pointe DrAlpharetta, GA26.4 mi.(770) 587-1151
Staybridge Suites3980 N PT PkwyAlpharetta, GA26.4 mi.(770) 569-7200
The Views At Morris Lake3437 LathenviewAlpharetta, GA26.4 mi.(770) 641-8393
Extended Stay Deluxe3329 Old Milton PkwyAlpharetta, GA26.9 mi.(770) 569-1730
Studioplus3331 Old Milton PkwyAlpharetta, GA26.9 mi.(770) 475-7871
Towneplace Suites By Marriott7925 Westside PkwyAlpharetta, GA27.0 mi.(770) 664-1300

Big Canoe Weather & Climate

North-Central Georgia, like most of the state, is classified as having a humid subtropical climate. The Chattahoochee River divides the state into separate climatic regions with the mountains to the north being colder than the rest of Georgia. The average temperature for north-central Georgia in winter is 39 degrees F. There is little snowfall in the state, although northern and central Georgia receives more than other areas. Many summer days exceed 90 degrees F., with humidity. Rainfall is widespread and September and October are the driest months. Severe weather in the form of tornadoes and cyclones are possible, but not common.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 29°F 6.24 in. -
February 52°F 31°F 5.47 in. -
March 60°F 39°F 6.66 in. -
April 68°F 45°F 4.81 in. -
May 76°F 53°F 4.85 in. -
June 82°F 61°F 4.60 in. -
July 85°F 65°F 5.11 in. -
August 84°F 64°F 4.87 in. -
September 79°F 58°F 4.43 in. -
October 69°F 47°F 4.22 in. -
November 59°F 39°F 4.79 in. -
December 50°F 32°F 5.40 in. -

Big Canoe Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located about 37 miles south of Big Canoe in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located approximately 40 miles south of Big Canoe in Atlanta, Georgia, the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located roughly 50 miles west of Big Canoe in Rome, Georgia, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located around 56 miles south of Big Canoe in Atlanta, Georgia, and finally Lovell Field (CHA) located about 65 miles northwest of Big Canoe in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Big Canoe Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
American AdventuresMariettaGA37.9 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA45.3 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA48.7 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA49.2 mi.
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA67.3 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC89.4 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC89.4 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA24.2 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA37.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Arrowhead Country ClubJasperGA7.3 mi.
Chestatee Golf ClubDawsonvilleGA10.5 mi.
Nicklaus Golf Club At Birch RiverDahlonegaGA18.3 mi.
Bridge Mill Athletic ClubCantonGA19.4 mi.
Whitepath Golf ClubEllijayGA19.4 mi.
Woodmont Golf & Country ClubCantonGA19.4 mi.
Country Land Golf CourseCummingGA19.7 mi.
Hampton Golf VillageCummingGA19.7 mi.
Windermere Golf ClubCummingGA19.7 mi.
Chattahoochee Golf ClubGainesvilleGA25.3 mi.
Crooked Creek Golf ClubAlpharettaGA26.7 mi.
RiverPines Golf CourseAlpharettaGA26.7 mi.
Trophy Club of AtlantaAlpharettaGA26.7 mi.
Cherokee Golf CenterWoodstockGA27.7 mi.
Eagle Watch Golf ClubWoodstockGA27.7 mi.
Golf Club at Bradshaw FarmWoodstockGA27.7 mi.
Towne Lake Hills Golf ClubWoodstockGA27.7 mi.
Royal Lakes Golf & Country ClubFlowery BranchGA28.4 mi.
Chicopee Woods Golf CourseGainesvilleGA29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC67.2 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC99.6 mi.
State Parks
Amicalola Falls State ParkGA7.7 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA28.7 mi. 
Fort Mountain State ParkGA31.0 mi. 
George Washington Carver State ParkGA31.0 mi. 
Red Top Mountain State ParkGA32.1 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA37.1 mi. 
Kennesaw Civil War MuseumKennesawGA35.3 mi.(History)
Robert C. Williams American Museum of PapermakingAtlantaGA49.2 mi.(Technology)
Hammonds House Galleries & Resource Center OF African American ArtAtlantaGA49.2 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA|GAAtlantaGA49.2 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA49.2 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA49.2 mi.(Art)
Pasarya Museum of ArtAtlantaGA49.2 mi.(Art)
Atlanta History CenterAtlantaGA49.2 mi.(History)
Martha Berry MuseumRomeGA51.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA49.2 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN70.8 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN70.8 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN106.0 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC111.1 mi.

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