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In a post-pandemic world team building is perhaps more important than ever – especially if you have remote workers who typically only see each other over a Zoom meeting, or possibly have never even met in person before. It’s critical for teams to come together and have a renewed sense of purpose and strategy. If you’d like to ensure your employees connect with each other while having fun in a relaxed environment, consider outdoor activities.
Here at Garnet Hill Lodge, we not only offer on-site trails, guided hikes, yoga classes, and more outdoor fun conducive to groups, but we’re the perfect property to host such a gathering. We have a four-season Outdoor Center with access to any equipment you may need, a restaurant and bar, various meeting spaces, and the experience hosting work retreats and team-building get togethers to tailer the event to you and your company. Keep reading to find 10 ideas for outdoor team-building activities to jump start your thinking on what might be right for your particular group. Plus, check out our available meeting spaces!
Not sure which of the above would most appeal to your group? Ask them! Use a tool like Doodle to conduct a survey asking your employees to vote – anonymously, or not – for which team-building activity most speaks to them.
While Garnet Hill Lodge has always been a center for group outings and corporate retreats, over the past several years we’ve made major improvements that lend us to be an even more favorable choice in the Adirondacks. In August of 2022, we announced our new conference room and meeting space, and not long before that it was a new wedding pavilion.
Our newest conference room isn’t the only potential meeting venue on the property, though. The pavilion can be used for group outings besides weddings! This unique, outdoor meeting space option is 60 x 20 feet and is positioned so that guests can best take in the stunning mountain scenery.
We recommend browsing through our meeting venues page to learn more about specialty packages, rooms, and accommodations. Garnet Hill Lodge’s indoor and outdoor spaces can be utilized and ultimately customized in countless ways. The importance of team-building cannot be understated—we take these quarterly or bi-annual events with a great deal of care.
For even more potential outdoor team-building activities, please contact our retreat team at 518-251-2444 (or fill out this form). North River, NY, is less than four hours from Manhattan and just a short drive from Albany, Syracuse, and Utica, so we’re closer than you think!