Outdoor Fun

Outdoor Fun around Rome, GA

Northwest Georgia is a beautiful place to get out and explore. Whether you’re looking to wander a nature trail, paddle the rivers, or sit back and enjoy the land, adventures await you in Rome and it’s surroundings!

Pick it up and head on out! You can get here from anywhere: Located in Calhoun, Georgia, Just 65 miles north of downtown Atlanta, 50 miles south of Chattanooga. We are close enough for a day trip. Come on out and see us!

Farm Phone: 706.280.5592
Events Coordinator: 770-548-7746
Email: info@coppercreekfarm.com

1514 Reeves Station Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701

 Under 36 months is free!
 Over 60 is $2 off.
 Groups over 20 is $2 off.

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All Activities: Open Fri 12pm-10:30pm
Sunflower Festival:
Open June 10 – July 23 2022
Corn Maze Pumpkin Patch: Open Sept 24 – Oct 29 2022
Fireworks: Every Friday & Saturday Night in October 2022
Weekday Adventures: 10am-5pm
Columbus Day: 10am-7pm

The E.C.O. Center provides year-round, quality educational programs and events that expose participants and visitors to a variety of wildlife that is native to the Northwest Georgia area.

706-622-6435
393 Riverside Parkway NE, Rome, GA 30161

The E.C.O. Center holds both youth and adult archery days to teach the fundamentals and sport of archery.  Whether you or your child are interested in trying it for the first time or refreshing the basics, it is a great beginner course with interactive instruction.

All materials provided.  Youth days are for children ages 10-15, adult days ages 16+.  Cost is $10/participant + tax.  Upcoming archery days will be listed on our Events page HERE.

Whether you’re visiting Ridge Ferry Park, the Farmer’s Market, or the ECO Center, stop to take a stroll through the Wetlands Demonstration Area (located to the left as you enter) to see several different plants and animals. You especially don’t want to miss the Spring blooms.

Though further from Rome, Cloudland Canyon is a beautiful park with a lot to offer. Hikes, waterfalls, views, rivers, canyons, playgrounds, picnic areas, and special events can all be found here. Probably the most popular hike is the (hundreds of) stairs from the top of the canyon to the gorgeous waterfalls in the canyon. It has a disc golf course, beautiful scenery, and great camping!

 Park: (706) 657-4050
Reservations: (800) 864-7275
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Dade County

Though further from Rome, Cloudland Canyon is a beautiful park with a lot to offer. Hikes, waterfalls, views, rivers, canyons, playgrounds, picnic areas, and special events can all be found here. Probably the most popular hike is the (hundreds of) stairs from the top of the canyon to the gorgeous waterfalls in the canyon. It has a disc golf course, beautiful scenery, and great camping!

Enjoy the scenery, fill a bottle with spring water, or cool off by dipping your toes in the cool creek.
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(706) 777-9944
13 Old Cedartown Rd, Cave Spring, GA 30124

Step back in time when the natural limestone cave, in Cave Spring, was being created, with its impressive stalagmites and legendary “Devil’s Stool” formation. You’ll welcome its constant, 57-degree coolness on a hot summer’s day. The Cave, located in Rolater Park just off the town square, is open on weekends only, and by appointment at other times. Cave hours are 11am to 5pm. For more details, call Ken Landers at 706-777-9944 or the Welcome Center at 706-777-0299 for more information.

Please Note: Dogs allowed in park if they are on a leash. Dogs are NOT allowed in the cave.

The Pinhoti trail runs through Rolater Park. The trailheads for the Pinhoti Trail are located just outside of town, southwest of Cave Spring. The trail extends up through Coosa, follows Taylor’s Ridge to Dalton to north Ellijay before eventually linking to the Appalachian Trail. The Pinhoti is the longest thru-trail in Georgia at at over 165 miles.

The U.S. Bicycle Route 21 also runs through Cave Spring connecting Atlanta to Chattanooga. MapMyRide.com offers 30 mile to 100 mile loops that begin and end in Rolater Park.

“If I’m being honest, I have attempted this trail at least three times with my young children, and we’ve never made it far. Luckily, the beginning is flat and easy to access, and the kids enjoy just wandering. There is also a beautiful bridge located not too far into the trail, and the Rome Labyrinth shares a parking lot.”
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(706) 295-5576
402 Civic Center Drive, Rome, GA (park at Rome Visitor Center parking lot)

Located a short drive up north, this park is a perfect place for an outing. The 1.7 mile round-trip hike to the Marble Mine is worth the effort, and pack a lunch to eat at one of the many picnic tables by the lake, or play at the playground.
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Park: (706) 857-0826 Reservations: (800) 864-7275 2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd, Summerville, GA 30747

107 acres of leisure enjoyment with many amenities and recreation options including playgrounds, a skate park, picnic pavilions, a walking trail, ball fields, tennis courts, golf driving range and more.
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Park hours are from dawn to dusk.
For Rental Information, call (706) 291-0766
1325 Kingston Highway, Rome, Georgia 30165

Family friendly farm in Cedartown, Ga offering horse training, riding lessons, pony parties, petting zoos, horse camp and much more. The farm is located at 83 Runyon loop Cedartown, Georgia.
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 (678) 988-1701
83 Runyon loop Cedartown, Georgia.

Family friendly farm in Cedartown, Ga offering horse training, riding lessons, pony parties, petting zoos, horse camp and much more. The farm is located at 83 Runyon loop Cedartown, Georgia.
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 (678) 988-1701
83 Runyon loop Cedartown, Georgia.

The World’s Largest Treasure Hunt

Rome is a big area of Geocaching. Be on the lookout for our upcoming post about this, but until then, download the app. It’s like a treasure hunt, only simpler!

Just download the ap and find a location to discover.

If you’re up for a scenic 45 minute drive from Rome, this is a fun place to picnic and dip with the kids.
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2030 High Shoals Road, Dallas, Ga

Not a member year-round? No problem-families are able to get a swim only membership just for the summer.
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 (706) 266-1901
127 Winding Road, Rome, Georgia 30165

Located just a bit down Horseleg Creek Road, Marshall Forest is a hidden getaway. Explore two self-guided nature trails within the forest, with plant identification tags and 20 stations with plaques written in Braille and English. The trail can be easily walked in 30 minutes.
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 (800) 444-1834
Horseleg Creek Road, Rome, GA 30165

A great local place for camping and picnics featuring 33 scenic RV-ready campsites with picnic shelters, a large picnic shelter, the Coosa River Trading Post (a convenience fishing and camping supply store), an exhibition center, river fishing and boat access ramp.
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 (706) 234-5001
181 Lock and Dam Rd SW, Rome, GA 30161

Open April-June, this pick-your-own farm has delicious easy-access strawberries and a quiet patio to enjoy their soft-serve strawberry ice cream (cash or check only). Be sure to check their facebook page for daily opening updates.
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 (706) 266-1901
127 Winding Road, Rome, Georgia 30165

This unique and artsy garden is worth the 30ish minute drive from Rome.
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 (706) 808-0800
200 North Lewis Street, Summerville, Georgia

See the petting zoo, Pumpkin Fest, Christmas lights, and other events held at various times throughout the year.
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(770) 386-8688
337 Cassville Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120

Take your kids out to explore the wide variety of trees and history in historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery. More info in the Blog Post link.
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20 Myrtle St SW, Rome, GA 30161

Definitely the biggest and most popular park, Ridge Ferry also houses a Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday morning from May to October. Stop here for the ECO Center or to hop on the paved walking trail that runs throughout downtown Rome.
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(770) 291-0766
393 Riverside Pkwy.
Rome, Georgia 30161

The 27 parks, great pavilions and six beautiful recreation centers are available in every corner of Floyd County, whether its Lindale, Armuchee, Shannon, Coosa, Garden Lakes and downtown Rome.
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Contact us for questions about renting a park, pavilion or recreation center.
 (706) 271-0766
2770 Martha Berry Hwy. Rome, GA 30165

Though not as friendly for younger children, your older kids will enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, or tubing with various excursion opportunities.
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(800) 444-1834
20 Myrtle St SW, Rome, GA 30161

Enjoy the scenery, fill a bottle with spring water, or cool off by dipping your toes in the cool creek.
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(706) 777-9944
13 Old Cedartown Rd, Cave Spring, GA 30124

Enjoy the benefits of a beach without taking a trip to the beach. Rocky Mountain beach has had sand brought in for a nice lakeside beach experience.
Trails, fishing, and camping also available.
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 (706) 295-5087
4054 Big Texas Valley Road Northwest, Rome , GA

The Rock Garden is located behind a large Seventh Day Adventist Church on the way from Rome to Calhoun. It is a quick stop, but quiet and magical for any child (or adult). Highly recommended. Bring your camera.
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(706) 629-5470
1411 Rome Rd. Calhoun GA

Every day in the summer from 10am-10pm, the fountains are running and ready for your little ones to cool off in.
Let your child pick up a free lunch at the town green thanks to the summer feeding program grants.
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(706) 295-5576
1st Street & West 3rd Avenue, Rome, GA

Rolater lake in Cave Spring is shaped like the state of Georgia and has the coldest water around. Swim from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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(706) 506-8643
13 Cedartown St, Cave Spring, Georgia 30124

Take advantage of this community pool and fun slide during Rome’s intense Summer heat.
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(706) 291-0766
501 Kingston Ave NE. Rome, GA 30161

Somewhat older course, but fun for the kids.
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Hours: Sun-Thur: 2pm-10pm, Fri: 2pm-11pm, Sat: 1pm-11pm
(706) 235-2817
3349 Alabama Hwy Rome, GA 30165

Currently running from behind the Recreation Center and on top of the levee through town and to the Braves back parking area, the paved trail running through town is 3.5 miles point to point, with extra trail here and there.
Bathrooms located at Ridge Ferry Park. Stroller friendly.

(706) 295-5576
2 Government Plaza, Rome, GA 30161

Get grass seats for just $5 ($2 on Tuesdays) Let your kids cheer the team on, get some energy out, and enjoy America’s favorite pass-time.

  AdventHealth Stadium 755 Braves Blvd NE, Rome, GA

Kids from ages 3-12 have the opportunity to win prizes based on how many games you attend. The more games you attend, the more you win.