Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeSummer may not begin until June 21, but tell that to the Georgia weather! Active adults are just itching to jump into summer and all of its wonderful, warm-weather activities, and residents of Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming have those activities right at their fingertips!

For those ready to put on their collared shirts and tee it up this summer, Cumming offers a number of beautiful golf courses. Lanier Golf Club is the closest to Lake Lanier and features an 18-hole championship course designed by Joe Lee himself. Windmere Golf Club prides itself on its rolling piedmont greens with scenic views at every hole, and Hampton Golf Club, while its front nine roll with the hills, gives golfers the chance to wind their way through streams on the flatter back nine.

Ready for a new outfit or a fine meal? Check out The Collection at Forsyth, one of Forsyth’s premier shopping and dining destinations. From Coldwater Creek and LOFT to Aria Salon Spa and an adorable chocolate store called The Chocolaterie, The Collection at Forsyth offers pampering of every kind, as well as wonderfully-varied dining options. Scores of people grab their picnic blankets and soccer chairs and catch one of the Thursday evening concerts every week as part of the The Collection’s free summer concert series. The concerts feature such highly popular groups as Last Five Standing, the Lance Price Band, Cole Thannisch and James Patrick Morgan. Plus, all the summer blockbusters will be playing at the 12-auditorium AMC Theater, with its luxurious, loveseat-style rocking chairs. For more information about the shops, restaurants, movies and events at The Collection at Forsyth, click here.

Head over to Georgia’s largest lake to relax and cool off while fishing, picnicking or boating. With 30 percent of its shoreline in Forsyth County, Lake Lanier offers numerous park areas mere minutes away from Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. Want to leave the shore behind? Check out Shane Watson Guide Service for a guided fishing expedition with rave reviews. Want to simply cruise around? Visit Harbor Landing to rent a boat that is just the right speed.

Up for a little drama? See what is behind the red curtains at the historic Cumming Playhouse. Built in the early 1900s, this Cumming landmark offers plays, musicals and concerts, as well as fine dining at its own backstage restaurant. Shows for the summer include Tarzan, Oklahoma, Spin!, New West Guitar, Bob Russell Singers and Jazz and many more! To find out more about the Cumming Playhouse, click here.

So, whether residents are looking for shopping, golfing, fishing, boating or great entertainment, they can find them all just minutes from Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. For more information about the active adult homes at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, visit

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