If you’re curious about what’s open and what’s happening in Cedar Mountain these days, even with the coronavirus, then you’ve come to the right place. There are certainly things going on, though less than we would have during the summer in normal conditions.

The community center is doing very few events, Faith Chapel is not having service, and Dupont and Mountain Bridge are limiting visitors during the peak times to ensure people have the space for social distancing. Our gas station and The Outpost closed due to a combination of the virus and the opening of a new Dollar General on 276 (don’t shop there!! please!!)

Thankfully, the Whistlestop can meet your grocery needs with the very best produce, meat, and dry goods. Creekside Market is open all day with staples and food. Cedar Mountain Cafe is offering their excellent fare to go and the Canteen is open with measures in place to ensure social distancing. Tin Roof Pizza is at the Canteen twice a week and still selling out of pizza. Cedar Mountain Pilates & Yoga is offering a limited set of classes, some outside and some in the studio, but they are filling up fast.

Several other local businesses are open on an appointment only basis or offering their products online. Rentals are open and people are enjoying our beautiful lakes, golf (with llamas!), hiking trails, and mountain biking options (get your gear from the Hiker and the Hound). For year-round and summer residents, Sherwood Forest Friends is running a photo contest and a build-a-birdhouse contest and the community center hopes to have a business open house later this summer and a BBQ.