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6 Great New Year’s Hikes in Georgia’s Rome

Posted December 22, 2020 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. 2nd Annual First Day Hike
Help ring in the New Year and start a the year off right by lacing up your best walking shoes and taking part in our New Year’s Day hike at Lock and Dam Park on January 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. The hike covers approximately two miles along the Coosa River and meanders through the Coosa River Nature Preserve. Meet at the Trading Post parking lot – includes hot chocolate! There is a $5 fee collected before the hike. 


2. Jackson Hill
Jackson Hill provides winding trails and 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 is a three-mile paved trail for walkers, runners, cyclists and roller bladers. It runs between the main campus and the mountain campus. For a higher elevation and scenic trail, hike the 4.8 miles (out and back) to House O’Dreams. Covid-19 Update: Temperature check at gate is required. This attraction is temporarily open to the public while students are off campus until January 10, 2021.

garrard park4. Garrard Park

Tread 7 miles of trails at this park built and 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. The trees are also recognized by the Georgia Urban Forest Council in the Landmark and Historic Tree Register. Download the Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tree Tour map and start your tour today!


6. Mt. Berry Trail
Rome’s newest paved trail follows the Oostanaula River with views of rolling hills, farmland and wildlife. The 3.6 round trip is part of a phased trail plan that will eventually connect to the Heritage Trail.  The trail will temporarily close  January 13-27, 2021.






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