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5+ ‘COOL’ Ways to Enjoy Rome This Summer

Posted July 2, 2021 by Georgia's Rome in Outdoors, Seasonal, Things to Do

Paddle & Float Rome’s RiversRome River paddle float

Rome offers many ways to enjoy our three rivers including paddle boarding, kayaking, and floating. Get details and maps on launch points and take out locations along the rivers and where to rent/purchase equipment.


Cave Spring Rolater Park

Cave Spring is probably THE ‘COOLEST’ place around Rome where you can visit the family-friendly cave that stays a steady 54 degrees year-round. It provides cool spring water to the nearby streams and lake that are perfect for a swim on a hot summer day. Visit Cave Spring for a full day of cool summer fun!

Town Green

Kids and the young at heart will enjoy cooling off in the splash pad and fountain during the warm weather months. The Town Green Splash Pad is located adjacent to the trails and river in the heart of downtown.

Cool Treats

The City Creamery has everything from creamy soft serve to delectable frozen custards, Mountains Ice Cream specializes in hand dipped ice cream in fresh made waffle cones; Honey Moon Bakery has the best homemade gelato anywhere and sweetFrog offers frozen yogurt you can build your own way! There is no sweeter way to stay cool!

Rocky Mountain Recreation Area

Rocky Mountain Recreation is a beautiful area in Rome located close to the Chattahoochee National Forest and features 2 lakes with great fishing and a beach for swimming.  Make it a weekend and enjoy camping. (Camping is first come, first serve, so you may want to call ahead to check availability).

Cedar Creek Park

This RV Campground offers paddle or float trips down the river with equipment rentals and transportation. Make it a weekend and reserve camping to enjoy all the amenities.

Jackson Hill Trail System

Jackson Hill

Running or walking a trail may not come to mind when considering ‘COOL’ activities, but this one made the list because the Jackson Hill Trails are the BEST summertime trails. Covered in a canopy of trees, this shady trail stays pretty comfortable on a warm day!

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