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                                                       Long distance hikers make their way north on well marked trail


Major annual events

First weekend in May - Coosa River Basin Initiative Waterfest - Ridge Ferry Park Rome, Family-friendly event

Saturday before Father's Day June - Trout Unlimited Kids Fishing Day - Rolater Park in Cave Spring,  Family-friendly event
Final Saturday in September - DNR Outdoor Adventure Day - Sloppy Floyd State Park in Summerville, Family-friendly event.
Second Saturday in October - Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-off Ridge Ferry Park in Rome, Family-friendly event


***  The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to relocate about 0.5 of a mile of trail at Keown Falls, just across the Floyd-Walker County line. The 1.8 mile loop trail has been earmarked for improvements to re-establish a consistent tread width , proper out-sloping and improve drainage to make the trail more sustainable over the long haul. The work will hopefully eliminate short-cutting and erosion on steeply graded switchbacks. People can comment by fax at 706-695-1972 or by phone to Karen Larsen at 706-695-6736 x-103.  Comments are being received through October 10.


***  140 youth sailors will participate in the 2014 Southeast US Optimist Dinghy Association championships on Lake Allatoona September 20-21.  The event is being hosted by the Atlanta Yacht Club.  The top 25 percent of the participants will qualify for the Nationals  Silors in the weekend competition will range from 8-15 years of age.

Coming Events

September 20 - Seven Hill Three Rivers Adventure Race, sponsored by Coosa River Basin Initiative Canoe, kayak, swim, bike, run.

September 19-20 - Southeast Optimist Dinghy Assn. sailboat races on Lake Allatoona, practice Friday, races Saturday

September 27 - Outdoor Adventure Day, DNR sponsored event at Sloppy Floyd State Park in Summerville. Live animals, fishing and much more

October 11 - Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off Ridge Perry park in Rome Georgia. Enough chili to keep you sampling for hours. 

November 1 - Bicycle Safety Day event in Cave Spring.  Community is really getting into cycling!