Historic Banning Mills


Team Building High and Low Ropes

  • Promote Professional Development for colleagues
  • Boost group performance and productivity through outdoor challenge and team building activities
  • High Rope, Low Rope, GPS, Team Building Activities
  • Combine Fun, Professional & Leadership Development outdoors!

Guinness World Record Climbing Wall

  • 140 ft artificial climbing wall 
  • 9 Climbing lanes, 2 Rappel walls, 4 overhangs and chimney, 5.12 Routes
  • Tallest Freestanding Climbing Wall in the World as verified by Guinness World Records

GPS Adventure Challenge

  • Combine Adventure, Technology, and Team Building for a unique experience 
  • Team Building Activity based on “geo-caching”
  • Scenario based adventure
  • Strategy team development 

Crazy Squirrel Village

  • Aerial Adventure for ages 4 and up 
  • Aerial Obstacle Course and Ziplines
  • Smart Snap Belay System for maximum Safety 

Aerial Adventure Challenge Park

  • Terminator Corner – the Ultimate High Extreme Adventure
  • Zipline and a Series of Aerial Adventure Challenges
  • 12 Elements total including swinging planks, Tarzan slide, Loop to Loop and ziplines

Power Free Fall.......WHAT A RUSH!!!

  • Power Fan Freefall 
  • Take a Leap of Faith off our 150ft adventure tower using our state of the art safety technology
  • First of it’s kind on the East Coast
  • Price: $29.00 per person (see restrictions in Learn More)

Birds of Prey Shows and Nature Events

  • Meet Conservationist and Master Falconer Dave Arrowood and his Winged Ambassadors!
  • Live and exciting show with Georgia’s indigenous birds of prey.
  • Live Flight Demonstrations
  • $5 per person.

Ancient Art of Falconry

  • Experience a once in a lifetime chance to have a personal experience with live Raptors!
  • Learn the history of falconry, a basic introduction to equipment used, weighing, feeding, housing and permitting of the birds. 
  • Experience live handling, training, and flying of the birds.
  • Fieldwork will include the use of the lure.
  • Our participants will get to see several of the indigenous raptors but Federal regulations prohibit anyone, other than a licensed falconer to handle indigenous species of birds of prey.

Live Flight Falcon Hunts

  • Dale Arrowood will introduce you to the species of falcons and hawks used to hunt small game.
  • Learn the history of falconry and the hunt, equipment needed and used and the basics of what to do and what not to do on a hunt.
  • Guests out for a live, small game hunt with the Falcons. 
  • The Live hunt program last 4 to 6 hours.

Horseback riding in the lovely outdoors

  • Horseback riding on beautiful historic trails with peaceful surroundings!
  • Take a stroll through the history of Banning Mills 
  • Views of the old mill ruins, nature, and much more. 
  • Rides start at $50 per person for 1 hour and $79 per person for the 2-hour ride.

Exciting Kayaking Adventures

  • Take a peaceful ride in our unsinkable kayaks -they are safer than a boat or canoe, are very hard to turn over, and no roll training is required.
  • Relax and observe nature’s wonders and the native heritage of our rivers and creek. 
  • Go back in time to the same areas as the Creek and Cherokee Indians did generations ago.

Scenic Hiking Trails

  • With acres and acres of wooded property, there are many trails to explore at Historic Banning Mills.
  • Hike along the old town roads, Creek Indian paths, and old water raceways, and mill ruins
  • Trails range from mild to moderately strenuous.

Youth Summer Camp

  • Week long summer day camp
  • Nature based learning and adventure activities
  • Adventure activities include Archery, fishing, paddleboarding, swimming, team building, ziplining nature walks, kickball, nature programs and much more
  • Designed for children ages 8 and up

We want your stay at Historic Banning Mills to be as enjoyable as you could possibly imagine.  We are situated in historic Snake Creek Gorge.  When you visit Historic Banning Mills you can expect to be greeted by a serene natural environment.  While we offer modern amenities, being in a gorge presents challenges for modern conveniences like high speed WIFI while you are out enjoying the natural environment of Historic Banning Mills.  You will have WIFI service in certain areas around the property, but it is not high speed. We do have high speed WIFI available at the main lodge with dedicated WIFI in our meeting spaces for our corporate guests.