Real Estate News, Georgia

Exciting Outlet Shopping and More Near Big Canoe

North Georgia Premium Outlets
Published on December 9, 2015


Big Canoe is one of the finest mountain communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, just one-hour from the hustle and bustle of downtown Atlanta. Surrounded by lakes and forests, it is a mountain retreat in a park-like setting. It's a nature lover's dream with four distinct seasons. Residents of Big Canoe enjoy the beauty and seclusion of their Georgia mountain properties, with the luxuries and amenities of a five-star resort. And while Big Canoe has its own exclusive dining options, more options for shopping and dining are a relaxing 10 minute drive away.

For a fancier day of shopping and bargain hunting, Big Canoe residents make their way to North Georgia Premium Outlets stores, about a 35 minute drive. This is where you'll find the area's biggest brand name labels. Top fashion brands at North Georgia Premium Outlets stores include:

  • Calvin Klein
  • Coach
  • Adidas
  • Fossil
  • Crocs
  • Gap
  • Levi's
  • Micheal Kors
  • The North Face
  • Nike
  • Under Armor
  • and more...

And besides fashion brands, shoppers can find specialty stores like Bath and Body Works. For owners of Big Canoe real estate, there is no better place to spend a day of brand name outlet shopping.

On the other hand, when residents want to buy antiques, collectibles, and look for treasures, they go to the nearby small towns of Ellijay and Dahlonega. This is where to find one-of-a-kind gifts, art, clothing and housewares. 

Ellijay is a historic Blue Ridge Mountain town, not far from Big Canoe. There you'll find farmers markets, antiques and crafts, and locally distilled whisky. Ellijay also has some great options for quiet, casual dining. Try the home-cooked food at Farm Table Restaurant for dishes locals love. During the fall season, the apple orchards are a fun place to shop for jams and everything 'apple'. 

Dahlonega is another town of small shops and boutiques, also close to Big Canoe's Georgia mountain properties. This charming town is filled with locally designed fashions, art galleries, jewelry studios, chocolate shoppes, and neat little cafes. If you have a sweet tooth, find some time to stop in at the Dahlonega Fudge Factory. Dahlonega is also known for superb wineries. 

After a big day of shopping, there are plenty of wonderful things to do in the Big Canoe community. Residents may relax by the lake, play a round of golf, hike the nature trails, or enjoy the quiet privacy of their Georgia mountain properties. For young families and retirees, Big Canoe is a natural gem just one hour north of Atlanta. Exclusive amenities for residents include:

  • 3 pristine lakes, with fishing, swimming, boating and more
  • a 27-hole championship Golf Course, designed by Joe Lee
  • a 10-court Racquet Club for tennis and pickleball (2 indoor, 4 outdoor hard courts, and 4 outdoor clay courts)
  • 17,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center, with daily group fitness classes and personal training
  • 20+ miles of nature trails through beautiful mountain scenery
  • and a delicious Mountains Grill at The Clubhouse on Lake Sconti 

If you are interested in the Big Canoe lifestyle, now is a great time to explore the community, and see for yourself. Not only will you feel deep in nature, you will find wonderful people, countless ways to relax and have fun, and see some incredible Big Canoe real estate and mountain homes.