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Waterfest XIV coming to Ridge Ferry Park

The Coosa River Basin Initiative's annual Waterfest comes to Ridge Ferry Park in Rome May 2-3.  Events include canoe and kayak tug of wars in a man made pool, a 13 mile canoe race in the Oostanaula River, the Cohutta Fishing Company Three Rivers kayak fishing tournament along with a Go Go Running/Just Sports and Tennis 5K road race and much more.

Clocktower Classic Handcycling races come to Rome

Five races spread out over four days April 24-27.  Among the racers are Jeremy Breece and Nick Koulchar, a couple of double amputee Army veterans who lost their legs in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Carlos Moleda, A Navy Seal who was paralyzed during an incident in Panama in 1989 will also be racing.  The Downtown Criterium will be the highlight event Saturday April 26 at 6 pm  Other races will take place Thursday night April 24 on the SW Bypass, a road race in the Texas Valley Friday morning, a Fouche Gap hill climb Saturday morning, the crit Saturday night followed by a Time Trial on Sunday morning on Technology Parkway

Earth Day hike at Little River Canyon

Park Ranger Larry Beane will lead a couple of hikes to commeorate Earth Day on Saturday April 19 and  Tuesday April 22  Both hiles will be about 1.5 miles in length.The Saturday hike will begin at 9 am CDT while the Tuesday walk will begin at 10 am.  The Saturday hike will commence from the Lynn Overlook while the Tuesday hike will start from the Canyon Center.  A paddle trip on the Little River will take p;ace on April 19 at 1 pm.  The paddle is scheduled to last about 6 hours.

Forest service opens majority of recreational sites

The U.S. Forest Service has re-opened the vast majority of it's recreational facilities over the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest which drapes across much of North Georgia, including the northern neck of Floyd County north of Rome.  Campers, picnickers, and other outdoor entusiasts can take advantage of a mobile app that was introduced last year to get the latest on facilities availability at  Call the Conasauga District rangers office ay 706-695-6736 for information if needed.


Upcoming Events

April 19 - Earth Day Hike and Kayak at Little River Canyon

1.5 mile hike at 9 am   6 hour paddle on Little River  at 1 pm CDT

April 19 - Earth Day Paddle Trip on Etowah River - Euharlee

Organized by CRBI

April 22 - Earth Day Hike at Little River Canyon

Hike at 10 am  1.5 miles

April 24-27 - Clocktower Classic Handcycling 

What used to be called wheelchair raciing - Series of events in the Rome area, cyclists come from around the globe 

April 26 - Cedar Creek Paddle - Cave Spring

Organized by CRBI

May 2-3 - Waterfest - Rome

CRBI sponsored event in Rome's Ridge Ferry Park. Includes canoe paddle on Oostanaula River

May 4 - Tri for the Kids - Darlington School, Rome

Annual Ttriathlon for children hosted by Salton School and R.A.C.E. Rome  1 pm

May 10 - Up the Creek Without a Pedal Ride - Rome

Series of bike rides ranging from 28 miles to 105 miles, all beginning and ending at Citizens First Bank on Broad Street in Rome

Rome, Georgia - Northwest Georgia's Natural Wonderland

Information regarding outdoor activities and events in the Greater Rome and extended Northwest Georgia community

Our Mission

Our mission at is to promote the natural treasures of Rome and NW Georgia, have to offer. seeks to provide residents of Rome and visitors to our community with information and links to the natural splendor of the Georgia's Ridge and Valley region and help promote family-friendly outdoor activities. Our children are growing up with fantastic thumbs and index fingers, however we want them to enjoy full use of their complete arms, legs and eyes to love and enjoy all that nature has provided us with. We also want to promote healthier lifestyles in the process. Come - enjoy the spectacular local, state and federal parks, the rivers, lakes and mountain which hold a wealth of thrills and excitement.

We focus on bringing you news and information about nature-based activities that can be the basis for any individual or family outing.