Rome's Clocktower in the evening

Community grant given to bring Rome together through outdoor recreation ROME, Ga. – February 19, 2018 – Saturday morning, local nonprofit Trails for Recreation and Economic Development of Rome/Floyd County (TRED), was awarded a $5000 community grant by the Heart of the Community, a local foundation that raises money for heart-centered projects. Money from the grant given to TRED will be providing trail amenities for the General Electric (GE) Trails at Garrard Park including a grill and picnic tables. TRED hopes that these new features will encourage more people in Rome to use the trails. “It’s really exciting that we were chosen from a lotRead More →

Seven TRED volunteers braved the early morning Georgia heat and humidity and begun marking the trails through the woods at the old GE site off Redmond Road Saturday. Now the property of the City of Rome, these future trails will give Romans a wonderful place to walk, run, or bike in nature along relatively flat terrain and when completed, there will be 4 miles of twisting routes for all ages to enjoy plus a 1-mile walking path along the perimeter. This public-private trail building partnership between the City of Rome government and TRED, is the second project to be undertaken with the first project beingRead More →

Rome, GA-Rome resident and TRED Board of Advisor, Dan Greeson was recently awarded the Steve Reynolds “Man of the Year” by the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation at the annual lunch meeting in Atlanta. Dan was nominated by TRED President, Julie Smith, and Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful Director Mary Hardin Thornton for his dedication to keeping the Heritage Trails clean from litter and debris. The Steve Reynolds “Man of the Year” Award honors an outstanding man who has demonstrated lifelong leadership in raising public awareness about solid waste issues, litter prevention and/or the need for citizens to participate in activities that preserve and enhance natural resourcesRead More →

With all the talk lately in Rome and Floyd County about trails, TRED thought it would be good to share some trail verbiage so we can all speak the same language to the WIMBY’s (Want It In My Backyard) and continue our push to make Rome and Floyd County and beyond a healthy, economically viable, recreation and tourist destination by investing in trails. More →

Silver Comet open house The Rome contingent at the public forum in Cedartown on Monday night, April 20, 2015, included Bob Moore (from front), Chris McCormick and Peggy Moore. Bob and Peggy Moore owned Bob’s Cycle Shop in Rome for many years. Chris is a past president of the Coosa Valley Cycling Association. (Tricia Cambron/SJ) CEDARTOWN — A goodly number of Rome residents made the trek to Cedartown Monday night to get a first look at proposed routes to take the Silver Comet Trail from Cedartown to Cave Spring. About 10 of the 75 people at the public forum organized by planners from Northwest GeorgiaRead More →

Love art?  Love trails?  Love TRED?  Marry all of your loves by attending the opening night reception of “Paint the Trails with Art” at Rome’s ECO Center on Thursday, April 9 from 6:30-8:30 .pm. Local guest artists and students have donated their artwork in all mediums depicting trails and the outdoors and the art will be priced reasonably for you to take home several one of a kind pieces. A beautiful handmade quilt made from Coosa Valley Cycling Association ride t-shirts will be up for silent auction as well as handmade knives, ceramic crosses, and stationary. Other artists include: Cave Spring potter John Johnston, painterRead More →

Doug Walker, Rome News-Tribune More than two dozen public officials turned out Monday for the first of two workshops this week to consider a possible extension of the Silver Comet Trail from Cedartown to Cave Spring. Sandra Lindsey, director of the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority, said she’s excited about the tourism opportunities a connection to the 61.5-mile multi-use trail would bring. Cedartown Council Chair­man Dale Tuck also was enthusiastic about extending the pathway that starts in Smyrna and runs through her city. “I think this would be a great boost to the city of Cedartown,” she said. In addition to officials from the two cities, theRead More →

TRED of Rome-Floyd County has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc., to help promote local trails. Shown during a check presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, are TRED board of directors member Harry Brock, TRED service intern Emily Melchoir, TRED secretary/treasurer Jim Hunter, Georgia Power Vice President of Northwest Georgia Operations Anne Kaiser, TRED President Julie Smith, and Georgia Power information manager Toni Hannah. (Jeremy Stewart/ Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by Jeremy Stewart The list of items Julie Smith reeled off Wednesday afternoon were a mix of preliminary ideas and fully realized plans, but she spoke passionately about eachRead More →

Thanks, Darren, mugging for TRED in his TRED shirt and coffee mug.  If you want to do the same, mugs and shirts are on sale at for $10 each at Cycle Therapy.Read More →

The Georgia Trail Summit is an awesome event that will take place for the second year in Athens, GA June 4-6.  Organizers are focused on the themes of “Building a Culture of Health on Trails in Georgia” and “Trails as a Transportation Solution”.  If you are interested in learning more about trails and the many positive benefits of them and how to be involved in your community (hint, TRED), please plan on attending the Summit.  Visit Georgia Trail Summit. This document encapsulates the work of the organizers and is a “clif’s notes” version of why trails, what is the difference between trails and greenways, howRead More →