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Scavenger hunt on Hospitality Highway
Puzzle pieces tout corridor
Anna Brostrom with the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce displays puzzle pieces that are part of the Ultimate Geocache Challenge. - photo by Autumn Vetter

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For full rules and instructions on the Hospitality Highway Ultimate Geocache Challenge, visit

Forsyth County residents are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt along the bustling Ga. 400 corridor.

Anna Brostrom, director of tourism with the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, said the organization is involved in the Ultimate Geocache Challenge.

"All seven communities on the Hospitality Highway are taking part and this will be going on for a full year," Brostrom said.

She explained that the communities — from south to north, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, Dawsonville and Dahlonega — each have puzzle pieces at various sites.

Visitors to the area are invited to collect the pieces from each community based on coordinates and clues provided on the Hospitality Highway Web site.

Those who find all seven pieces can complete the puzzle and qualify for monthly drawings, including gift certificates for dining, shopping and entertainment.

The first drawing will be held at the end of this month.

Brostrom said the scavenger hunt is a good way to promote all the communities along the highway.

"We’re hoping people maybe stop and have lunch in Buckhead, then come up here for dinner and then head on up to Dahlonega and spend the night," she said.

"It’s a pretty neat thing and a different way to promote the area."

Locally, Brostrom said puzzle pieces can be found at the chamber office, 212 Kelly Mill Road, but participants will have to go online for the coordinates of pieces elsewhere.

"It’s good for us all to work together to promote the area," she said.