Part of what makes Laurel Ridge unique is the extensive on-site and local recreation opportunities available to guests. Groups can take advantage of the many complimentary opportunities such as hiking, fishing, a prayer labyrinth, and various sports in our Activity Center. For the more adventurous crowd, groups can make reservations to swim, canoe, tube, and much more!

Featured Activites:


Over 10 miles of hiking trails wander throughout the wooded mountainside of Laurel Ridge. Varying in degree of difficulty, you can spend an entire day exploring the natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Covering hundreds and hundreds of acres of land, Laurel Ridge is a place to let the peace and quiet of the mountains rejuvenate and refresh your spirit.

View our network of hiking trails!

Group Interactive Course

Laurel Ridge offers the Group Interactive Course (GIC) to help you accomplish team spirit among your staff, group, or family. Everyone benefits when individuals work together. Our staff will work with you to develop objectives you will like to accomplish from our interactive, outdoor, collaborative course. You will be amazed at the difference GIC can make in your group!


Water Activities

Swimming | Canoeing & Kayaking | Fishing | Tubing

Laurel Ridge has two on-site lakes that are available for a multitude of activities. During the summer months, groups can enjoy swimming on Tise Lake which features a huge inflatable waterslide, trampoline, and other water toys. For those not wanting to get as wet, they can join in on the lake fun by picking up a paddle to canoe or kayak. We have plenty of boats available to rent for your entire group.

While in water activities can only happen at Tise Lake, guests are free to fish in either of the lakes on-site! Our catch-and-release lakes are perfect for the experience fisher and novice, alike!

For an off-site excursion, our staff can take your group to go tubing in one of the oldest world’s oldest rivers, The New River. Groups can spend hours riding the gentle current, relaxing to the sound of birds.

A lifeguard is required for all in-lake activities.


Disc Golf

Disc golf or frisbee golf is one of the fastest-growing sports! FIt for all ages and athletic abilities, this activity is perfect for just one person or a whole group. Laurel Ridge offers a full disc golf course that will have you exploring the entire mountainside.

Additional Activities

There is no shortage of recreations opportunities at Laurel Ridge. Whether you are wanting to have some quiet time or want to bond with your group, you are sure to find the perfect activity here.

Additional activities include:

    • Nature Center
    • Picnicking
    • Basketball
    • Baseball/Softball
    • Hammocking (in our permanent hammock station or on one of the many overlooks)
    • Volleyball (indoor and outdoor)
    • Prayer Labyrinth

Please contact us for more information about any of the activities at Laurel Ridge.

Stay with us!

Check our availability for your next family, group, or work function today!

Contact Karen Eagle, Guest Services,  for more information

or Tres Fordham, Director