TRED is also a stakeholder in this great project… Rome’s Heritage Trail signs offer bird sounds Rome’s Heritage Trail signs offer bird sounds Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis (left) and Rome Mayor Jamie Doss cut the ribbon for the new respite area and interactive trail sign at the celebration ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (Sarah Lane/RN-T)   Posted on Nov 18, 2015 by Sarah Lane Recordings of native birdcalls played at the ceremony Tuesday marking completion of the rest areas and interactive signs on the Heritage Trail System in Rome. “It’s a great trail system and this just adds so much to the trail,”Read More →

Cave Spring economy depends on tourists Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 10:00 am by Doug Walker, Rome News-Tribune “Quaint” is a word that frequently comes to mind when people think of Cave Spring. Downtown Development Director Sandra Lindsey likes that — but “thriving” is the word she’d really like associated with the historic small town in southern Floyd County. “Remembering the past, improving the present, and building a strong future. Making available resources that encourage growth and prosperity while improving the quality of life,” is the DDA’s mission statement. Lindsey is the first to admit that there are still a few too many empty storefronts downtown. ThereRead More →

There’s no place like Rome for the 26th annual Up the Creek Without a Pedal Century Ride.  The ride will again leave from the Forum in downtown Rome and head north to the scenic roads and hills of Northwest Georgia.  Also returning are post-ride lunch tokens to be redeemed at various downtown restaurants. New this year, a 13 mile paved trail ride along the Heritage Trail system for families. Registration will be online December 1 at Up the Creek is presented by TRED and Coosa Valley Cycling Association.Read More →

by Doug Walker, Rome News-Tribune Three new shade-sail rest areas have been completed along the Oostanaula River levee trail, thanks to funding from a $69,105 2011 Georgia Recreational Trails Program grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Two of the new shade-sail rest areas are located between the Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue bridges, and a third is located midway between the Fifth Avenue bridge and Turner McCall Boulevard bridge. All three are equipped with benches and concrete pads. Four more stations are being added to the network.  One is behind Etowah Terrace along the Kingfisher trail beside the Etowah River. One is being builtRead More →