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. First Day Hike
Start the New Year off right by taking part in the First Day Hike at Lock & Dam Park and Campground. Gather for a self-led hike at 11:00 a.m., followed by a hot dog lunch with all the fixings. There is a fee of $5 per person at the Coosa River Trading Post.
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!
3. 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.
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.