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Tips for Planning Your Group Bonding Activities at High Gravity Adventures

Are you searching for the ultimate location for group bonding and team-building activities near Boone and Blowing Rock? High Gravity Adventures is your go-to destination for groups from 10 to more than 200 people! We offer captivating adventures for fostering team unity or growing bonds between friends or family. Read more of this ultimate guide to maximize every exhilarating moment at HGA.


Dive into the Adventures

High Gravity Adventures is packed with heart-pounding adventures perfect for group outings. Soar through the trees on the High Altitude Zip Line Tour, challenge yourself while taking in breathtaking views on the Blue Ridge Adventure Park and our kid-friendly Foothills Zip Line Adventure Park, swing and scream on our four-story, three-person giant swing, and go head-to-head with your fastest friend on the Mountain Ninja Course. Follow the links to dive in and explore each activity in-depth.


Customize Your Experience to Your Group's Desires

The unique facilities at High Gravity Adventures cater to a wide range of groups, including corporate teams, families, school excursions, wedding parties, and friend gatherings. Every group has its own flair and needs, and HGA is the perfect canvas for creating an unforgettable experience. Have a special request? Let us know your thoughts, and we can explore options that help support your goals.


Are you looking for a more intentional team-building experience for your group? Blue Ridge Learning is our experiential education partner located at the Blowing Rock Conference Center. The open fields and mature forests on the conference center grounds serve as Blue Ridge Learnings outdoor classroom and feature a three-story challenge course, dual zip lines, and swing-by-choice. Facilitators work to create unique experiences designed to meet your goals, promote safe risk-taking, strengthen group bonds, and cultivate critical thinking.


Celebrating a birthday? Check out HGA's birthday adventures to ensure an unforgettable birthday bash!

Group Bonding Activity - Birthday at High Gravity Adventures

Optimal Group Size for Maximum Enjoyment

High Gravity Adventures is an excellent destination for groups as small as ten to more than 250 people. Our team will guide you to the best activities and schedules to meet your group's needs. While activities like the Blue Ridge Adventure Park can engage large groups together, other activities like the High Altitude Zip Line tour may require splitting groups and assigning different start times. Remember all participant requirements, including those related to age, weight, and reach height, when making your plan.

Boost Bonding With Self-facilitated Challenges

Challenge is the key ingredient to successful bonding activities at High Gravity Adventures, and we offer plenty of challenge for even the most ardent adventurers. Self-facilitated activities can be a great way to expand the outcomes of your HGA visit. Use your imagination to create unforgettable shared experiences, from scavenger hunts to speed challenges, and end the day with a friendly head-to-head competition on the Mountain Warrior Course. Looking for

something a little more low-key? For less elevated fun, check out our yard games and enjoy the picnic tables under the shade trees, perfect for board games or card games.

Group Bonding Activities - High Gravity Adventures

Explore Nearby Attractions and Local Eateries

Boone and Blowing Rock offer a ton of attractions and local eateries that make the perfect pairing for your day of adventure at HGA. Among our favorites is our neighbor, the historic Tweetsie Railroad, a family-friendly Wild West theme park that's been a hit among visitors for over 60 years.


Just 10-minutes from HGA at milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, featuring the historic Flat Top Estate (now home to the Highlands Craft Guild shop and America's National Parks store) and 25 miles of carriage trials with gentle curves and magnificent views perfect for a leisurely stroll or long run.


Keep heading south on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Boone Fork Parking Area at milepost 299.9 and access the rugged backcountry trails of Grandfather Mountain State Park. Follow the less steep Nuwati Trail to the dramatic Storyteller's Rock, take in the amazing views of Boone Bowl from the Cragway Trail, or make the push to Callaway Peak (the highest summit in the Blue Ridge) by following the Boone Scout Trail.


And no visit to the High Country is complete without a stop and sit at the Mast General Store. The Valle Crucis location opened in 1883 and continues to be the center of the community, housing a post office and offering coffee on the honor system. The Boone store opened in 1988 and is a major attraction on King St. in downtown Boone.


For a delightful culinary experience post-adventure, local eateries like Bistro Roca, Stick Boy Kitchen, Booneshine, and Mellow Mushroom offer a range of palate-pleasing options.

Book Smart and Avoid Peak Times

HGA is a crowd favorite, so book smart! Reserve your slots early to snag the best dates and avoid holidays and other busy weekends to get the most from your experience. Do you want to book your group bonding activitiy outside our regular operating hours? We may be able to accommodate your request. Give us a call. Remember, proper planning ensures you savor every moment of excitement.

High Gravity Adventures is more than just a day out; it's an opportunity for groups to bond, challenge themselves, and create lasting memories together in a fun and picturesque setting. Bundle a visit to HGA with other High Country attractions and local eateries for an unforgettable group bonding experience that's as enriching as it is enjoyable. What are you waiting for? Start planning your visit to High Gravity Adventures and create captivating adventures that foster team unity and grow bonds between friends or family. If you're ready to book, choose your ticket: the Ultimate Adventure, Zip line tour, Adventure Park or Giant Swing only. We cant wait to see you. 

Andrew Miller