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5+ ‘COOL’ Ways to Enjoy Rome This Summer

Posted June 14, 2022 by Kristi Kent 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 online reservation only).

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!

Visit a Museum

rome area history center

A great way to cool off on a hot day is to learn about the wonderful history of Rome! We suggest visiting the Rome Area History Museum,  Chieftain’s Museum and Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum.

Family Fun

Go Time! Family Fun

Go Time Family Fun has arcade games, Battle Ball and Go Karts. You can also enjoy a game of mini golf at sunset as the weather is cooling down!

About the Author

Our Georgia's Rome tourism team works hard to curate content to help you discover and explore our beautiful town! We want to ensure our content is up-to-date and accurate; so please let us know if we ever overlook an important detail! This post was originally written by Kristi Kent and is updated by staff.

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