Bent Tree and Big Canoe

Bent Tree and Big Canoe are both beautiful, unique communities.  Many potential buyers look at both and discover which one feels right for them.  Big Canoe is more refined and manicured; Bent Tree is more laid-back and rustic.

The following is a brief comparison of some key aspects of both communities (click image below to zoom or click here for pdf).  If anyone sees something that needs to be corrected on the comparison, you can email with the information and I will get it updated. Both communities offer much more than what is shown below (i.e. hiking trails, playgrounds, bocce courts, numerous organized clubs and activities).

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Nice to See


It’s been nice to see all the horseback riders out and about in Bent Tree this spring.  Yesterday, I came across two different groups within a few minutes. The header above shows one group crossing the road near the stables.  The photo below, of another group, was taken at the spillway.

April 30, 2017 - at the spillway

April 30, 2017 – at the spillway

Goose Hangout

The geese have been hanging out in a corner of the lake by the dam. Maybe they were still molting, so unable to fly away when the fireworks went off, and decided to retreat to the furthest corner away from the beach area.

July 7, 2015 - Canada geese in a corner by the dam at Lake Tamarack

July 7, 2015 – Canada geese in a corner by the dam at Lake Tamarack

The duckling is growing like a weed.

Click here to link to a previous post for earlier pictures of the duckling. The photo below was taken less than three weeks after the earlier photos.

July 6, 2015 - female mallard and duckling update

July 6, 2015 – female mallard and duckling update

Fantastic Fireworks

The Bent Tree employees put on a fantastic fireworks show on the 4th of July. There’s something extra special about watching the fireworks in Bent Tree. The reflection on the lake, the echoes of the fireworks booming off the mountains, the background chorus of frogs and cicadas…it’s hard to beat. And, the thunderstorms held off just long enough for the festivities.

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4th of July Doe and Fawn

There are two deer in the first photo below; the fawn in just hard to see. See the second photo below for a good view of the fawn as both deer emerged from the tall vegetation.

July 4, 2015 - doe appear

July 4, 2015 – doe appears

July 4, 2015 - fawn appears

July 4, 2015 – fawn appears


Be Extra Careful on the Roads This Week


It’s Youth Fest week in Bent Tree and about 200 children are expected to participate. Be extra careful driving on the community roads.The speed limit is 20 mph in most areas of Bent Tree, and only 15 mph in some areas such as between the Horse Park and the dam.

July 29, 2015 - another reason to drive carefully

July 29, 2015 – another type of youth out and about this week in Bent Tree