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
1514 Reeves Station Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701
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.
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
- Biking — 30 miles of trails
- Canyon Climbers Club
- Caving — experienced wild cavers only, caves open April, June–July & September–October, permits & reservations required
- Disc Golf ($4/person/round) — annual pass available
- Hiking — 64 miles of trails
- Horseback Riding — 16 miles of trails
- Weddings — park approval required
- Bike Rentals ($35 half-day/$55 entire day)
- 3,538 Acres
- 16 Cottages
- 10 Yurts
- 72 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites
- 30 Walk-In Campsites
- 13 Backcountry Campsites
- 4 Pioneer Campsites (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 6 Picnic Shelters (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 1 Group Shelter (seats 175. Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 1 Group Lodge (sleeps 40. Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- Gift Shop/Camper Store
The Viking Trail, a three-mile paved trail for walkers, runners, cyclists and rollerbladers, runs between the main campus and the mountain campus. It is one of our most popular trails and is open during daylight hours from the Ladd Center to the entrance to the mountain campus. Designated trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers, joggers and hikers also have been established. Click the links at left for maps of specific trails.
Enjoy the scenery, fill a bottle with spring water, or cool off by dipping your toes in the cool creek.
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.”
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.
- 561 Acres
- 2 Lakes
- 4 Cottages
- 24 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites
- 4 Backcountry Campsites
- 4 Picnic Shelters (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.)
- 1 Pioneer Campground (Before making reservations, call park for capacity limits.) — call park to reserve
- 2 Boat Ramps
- Fishing Pier — ADA accessible
- 2 Playgrounds
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.
Park hours are from dawn to dusk.
For Rental Information, call (706) 291-0766
1325 Kingston Highway, Rome, Georgia 30165
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.
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.
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.
181 Lock and Dam Rd 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.
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.
Contact us for questions about renting a park, pavilion or recreation center.
2770 Martha Berry Hwy. Rome, GA 30165
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.
1st Street & West 3rd Avenue, Rome, GA
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.
2 Government Plaza, Rome, GA 30161
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.