Jessie Goodson, Campus Carrier Features Editor
Being a college student is both challenging and expensive. Sometimes, you need to take a break and do something fun. The biggest problem with this is funds. While most of us have on-campus jobs, the money we make is either used up by tuition or reserved for our daily needs.
What if there were fun, inexpensive ways to take a break in Rome? Hiking Berry trails and exploring campus is always fun, but sometimes we need a change of scenery, or we want to leave the “Berry Bubble.”
You’re in luck- there are lots of things to do in Rome without digging too deep into your wallets. Whether you want to get a cheap snack on Broad or explore nature, there’s something for every person or occasion.
These are only a few of the places available to students at a low cost. Check out the Rome Visitors Center or go online to see more. Whatever your interests are, you can find something fun and inexpensive to enjoy. Everyone needs a break sometimes, don’t let money stop you.
If you want to embrace your inner-hippie, take a trip to Rome’s very own labyrinth. Created out of an old amphitheater, the space is now free for anyone to use.
2.9 miles from campus, Free entry, Meditation, Relaxation, Picnic
402 Civic Center Dr, Rome, GA 30161
Jackson Hill Trails
If you’ve hiked all the trails at Berry and want to change it up —no worries. The Jackson Hill Trail System has plenty of space to do just that. It begins by the Rome Visitors Center and leads to trails based around where the old Fort Norton was in the Civil War.
2.9 miles from campus, Free entry, Fort Norton, Hiking, Camping, Enoing
Jackson Hill Dr., Rome, GA 30161
Do you like chilly waters and cave exploration? Rolater Park in Cave Springs is only a short drive away from campus.
20 miles from campus, $1 to enter the cave, Swimming, Exploring, Drinking water from natural spring
13 Old Cedartown Rd, Cave Spring, GA 30124
Rocky Mountain Recreational Park
Rocky Mountain Recreational Park and Public Fishing Area is good for anyone wanting to be outside. You can kayak, fish, Eno, camp, swim, play on a beach, hike or just relax. Just pay $5 for parking and stay the entire day. If you carpool, that saves even more money.
16 miles from campus, $5 daily parking, Kayaking, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking
4054 Big Texas Valley Rd NW, Rome, GA 30165