At the foot of the Appalachian Mountains lies the city of Rome, Georgia. This hillside city has been an important economic center for the region and has a longstanding tradition of kindness towards animals with dogs in particular. The entire family is welcome to visit - including the family dog - and experience the many dog-friendly attractions in town.
Nature lovers will enjoy a temporary or permanent stay in Rome, Georgia as there are plenty of trails to follow through the rugged landscape. The Heritage Riverways Trail System is one of the many trails systems in the region and consists of 13.5 miles of paved pathway and offers some amazing views of the Oostanaula River.
The campus of Berry College, located in Rome, Georgia, is also a must-see even for those are not enrolled in college. The campus offers over 40 miles of trails through a varied landscape where wildlife roams free and the second largest overshot waterwheel is located.
If you are still not convinced that Rome, Georgia, is a very dog-friendly town, embark on a tour of the Myrtle Hill Cemetery or just stroll through town. Many businesses have posted a “Paws Permitted” stuck on their doors, a sign that the store is open for dogs as well. You’ll notice that a large percentage of the venues in town carry this sticker.