While it’s technically not summer, the warm-weather season kicks off this weekend with the opening of the Beach Club and Wildcat pools, a special Memorial Day menu at the Clubhouse, and the installation of tribute banners along Lake Petit dam to recognize the sacrifice of those killed in service to our country.
Here’s what to know about Big Canoe’s weekend openings and activities, food options and more:
• Swimming is back. The Beach Club and Wildcat pools officially open at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Info: (706) 268-3441.
Daily passes for either pool are $4 for Property Owners, $6 for visitors; weekly passes for visitors are $25. A seasonal plan for both pools is available only for Property Owners at $180 for a full membership, $70 for an individual. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Beach Club will have snacks, such as chips and candy, and soft drinks available for purchase 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those visiting are allowed to bring their own food and beverage. Alcohol is allowed, but glass containers are not. Eating is limited to the seating area around the pool and the upper deck where seating is also provided.
The beach and the rockslide on Disharoon Lake are closed.
• The Wildcat Pool will have ice cream, candy, chips, sodas and beer for purchase. Outside food and beverages are allowed, including alcoholic beverages. No glassware is permitted.
Though the food trailer is stationed at Wildcat pools, it won’t be in use this weekend. The POA is continuing to work on resolving staffing issues to have the trailer back in action as soon as possible.
• The Marina on Lake Petit is fully operational but pontoon boat rentals are extremely limited at press time with a waitlist though most of the weekend. Other watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent. For more details: (706) 268-3303.
• Clubhouse, normally closed for dining at the beginning of the week, is open 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 31. In the spirit of summer gatherings, the Clubhouse is putting away the normal menu for the day and hosting a cookout with burgers, dogs, bratwurst grilled outdoors in the veranda patio area. Classic sides such as baked beans and potato salad are on the menu. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available.
The Clubhouse that day will have open seating, so no reservations are necessary on Monday. Patrons can dine inside or out on the adjacent patio and the golf patio.
In honor of those who served in our armed forces, the Clubhouse will leave a table open as a symbolic recognition to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Clubhouse will be closed on Tuesday, June 1.
• Duffers is open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. all weekend with its normal food and drink menu featuring burgers, shrimp po’ boy and chicken tenders and other grab-and-go dining options along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Info: (706) 268-3273.
• Tribute Banners: The North Georgia Veterans and Boy Scout Troop 20 will install tribute banners at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 29 to honor those killed in military service. The banners will line Lake Petit dam until Sunday, June 6. Informational video: https://filedn.com/l5LsAQJfAiaQnkipHr0omnh/Videos/Military_Tribute_Banner_Program.mp4
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