Visitor Guide

New Year’s Day Hike

Posted December 26, 2019 by Deise Gomez in Nature, Outdoors, Uncategorized

What a great way to bring in the New Year than with a hike in Georgia’s Rome. Here is a list of great locations!

1. New Year’s Day Hike at Lock and Dam Park
Help ring in the New Year and start a new decade by lacing up your best walking shoes and taking part in our New Year’s Day hike at Lock and Dam Regional Park on January 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. The interactive hike covers approximately two miles along the Coosa River and meanders through the Coosa River Nature Preserve. During the jaunt, hikers get a chance to learn about the region’s early river history, geology and identify local flora and fauna. Be sure to bring a camera to record the scenery and the fun times. After the trek, all hikers are invited to join us at the Trading Post for hot chocolate.

There is a $5 fee collected before the hike. Weather in January can be a bit tricky so be sure to check the weather forecast and come prepared. For more information, contact us at 706.291.0785. Lock and Dam Regional Park is located at 181 Lock and Dam Road in Rome.

Presented by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation.

2. Jackson Hill
Jackson Hill provides winding trails provide a quiet getaway just blocks from Downtown Rome. Outdoor exhibits include the Boswell Cabin Trailhead, a cotton gin, replicas of Civil War-era cannons, the Noble Brothers Foundry Lathe and a Corliss Steam Engine. Click here to download a map!


Berry Trails3. Berry College Trails
The Viking Trail, a three-mile paved trail for walkers, runners, cyclists and rollerbladers, runs between the main campus and the mountain campus. It is one of our most popular trails and is open during daylight hours from the Ladd Center to the entrance to the mountain campus.

garrard park4. Garrard Park

Rome recently acquired this park containing 7 miles of new trails that are designed for mountain biking and walking. Trail maps are available here.



5. Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tree Tour
Discover over 35 different species of trees in this self-guided tree tour of Rome’s Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Many trees are rare and not native to the Northwest Georgia Area. In 2018, the Georgia Urban Forest Council recognized the trees at Myrtle Hill and placed them on their Landmark and Historic Tree Register. Download the Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tree Tour map and start your tour today!

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