In Atlanta, groups can visit Stone Mountain Park where they will find the SkyHike
Team Building Program, which features a
ropes course set amid Georgia pine trees.
According to Kristin Delahunt, director of
convention services for the Atlanta CVB,
different intensity levels are available to
accommodate varying abilities.
In Gwinnett County, Treetop Quest
offers a teambonding activity set in the
trees. According to Lisa Anders, executive
director at Explore Gwinnett, this Buford,
Ga.-based outing includes ziplining and an
adventure obstacle course.
A teambuilding trio of miniature golf,
laser tag and bubble ball is awaiting groups
at Dalton Falls Fun Center. According to
Brett Huske, director of tourism for the
Dalton Visitors Bureau, the activities are all
easy to participate in and enjoyable.
At Valdosta-based Wiregrass Georgia
Technical College, groups can take advantage of low and high ropes courses.
“It’s a good trust-building and team-building experience, great for all ages,”
said Tim Riddle, general manager of the
Valdosta–Lowndes County Tourism Authority (VLCTA).
In Athens, many visitors don’t realize
there is a river running through town,
according to Missy Brandt Wilson, director
of sales for the Athens CVB.
“Big Dogs on the River champions that
by offering a kayak trip up the Middle
Oconee River,” she said. “It’s a great way to
enjoy the outdoors and teambuild along
Another river excursion, via Ocmulgee
Outdoor Expeditions, can be found in
“They will equip your team with safety
gear and take you down the Ocmulgee
River in a canoe or kayak,” said Kimber-
ly Payne Ward, director of sales for the
Macon-Bibb County CVB. “You will get to
enjoy the great outdoors and also get to
have fun with your peers.”
For an entertaining alternative to tradi-
tional golf, groups meeting in the Augusta
area can play disc golf at the Hippodrome
Disc Golf Complex.
“While you can throw a Frisbee around
in a park anywhere, Hippodrome offers
various courses that test different skill
levels and take groups through various
landscapes, from open-air fields to wooded
greens,” said Jay Markwalter, director of
sales at the Augusta CVB.
Discovering downtown Savannah
together on an outing with Savannah Slow
Ride is a popular option for visiting groups.
“The Slow Ride requires 15 people to
pedal one giant bicycle as they tour downtown and take in the sights,” said Erica
Backus, director of PR for Visit Savannah.
“It’s a wonderful way to see the city without
wearing out your walking shoes or sitting in
a stationary position, while working togeth-
er with co-workers.”
Among the teambuilding options in the
Golden Isles is the Adventure Challenge
The Peach State is a veritable outdoor fun zone where planners
can arrange gatherings
under blue or starry skies,
intriguing tours that
can be either delicious,
informative or both, and
activities, ranging from
ziplining in the Georgia
pines to kayaking on the
Middle Oconee River.
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Georgia’s outdoor adventures range from
wildlife tours to disc golf courses
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