School’s almost out, and you probably need some ideas on how to keep the kids occupied. We’ve got some great ideas on things you can do this summer–for cheap or free!–so read on!
Summer Reading Program at Sara Hightower Library: Come in starting May 26th–birth through upcoming 5th graders will be at the desk closest to the door, and upcoming 6th-12th graders will be at the one closer to the castle. The library employees will explain everything you need to know, and your kids will get to hear lots of fun stories!
Camping at Rocky Mountain: If you like to camp, fish, and grill out, this is the place for you! For $5 per car load, you can do all this with a beautiful view!
Hiking at Berry College: Hiking to the House O’ Dreams is really fun for the whole family, and you can see beautiful views, have a picnic, and even swing on the tree swings right outside the house! Plus, it’s totally free!
Visit the Chieftains Museum: Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home was once the former home of Cherokee leader Major Ridge and his family. Its heritage most significantly encompasses the history and traditions of the Cherokee Indians and the clash of cultures in the southeastern United States that culminated in the tragedy known as the “Trail of Tears.” The museum tells the story of the Cherokee up to the removal, as well as exhibiting Cherokee artifacts that were unearthed on the property. The museum has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
Visit the Rome ECO Center: The Rome-Floyd ECO River Education Center’s mission is to inspire children and adults to experience the ecology of Northwest Georgia. The aquariums inside the center feature fish, turtles, and frogs native to the Etowah, Coosa, and Oostanaula (ECO) rivers. Indigenous plantings are located outside the center. The ECO Center is located inside Ridge Ferry Park.