Coined as the “Copper City” during the Industrial Revolution, historic Rome is located about 49 minutes from Syracuse and is home to activities that fit all interests.
Parks and Nature Trails
GRIFFISS INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE GARDEN AND NATURE TRAIL
Impressive sculptures, like “Nature’s Wrath,” “Crown,” and “Freya,” maintain your interest as you walk through an extensive nature path filled with art and biodiversity.
Where: 584 Phoenix Drive.
More information: griffissbusinesspark.com.
DELTA LAKE STATE PARK
The park is situated on a peninsula that stretches into the Delta Reservoir, and visitors can take advantage of picnic areas, nature trails, fishing, camping sites, and beaches. In the winter, you can trek along its cross-country ski trails.
Where: 8797 State Route 46.
More information: parks.ny.gov.
COLLINS FARM AND CREAMERY
Stop into Collins Farm and Creamery and shop its self-serve farm store for maple milk, cheese curds, or beef straight from its herd.
Where: 8744 Thomas Road.
More information: collinsfarmandcreamery.com.
FORT RICKEY DISCOVERY ZOO
Fort Rickey offers engagement through feeding and petting areas, animal shows, and a maternity ward with baby goats. Children can also get lost in their giant tube and tunnel maze with ball crawl or stay active on their slides.
Where: 5135 Rome-New London Road.
More information: fortrickey.com.
ROME SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
The Rome Sports Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates the city’s athletic legacy. See its collection of historical artifacts from May to September (or set up an appointment via phone or email).
Where: 5790 Rome–New London Road.
More information: romesportshalloffame.com.
WOODS VALLEY SKI AREA
The Woods Valley Ski Area is celebrating its 60th season. Skiers and snowboarders of all levels can come here to take a lesson, experience the joy of snow tubing, purchase a lift ticket to enjoy the slopes, or even use it as your magical wedding venue.
Where: 9100 NY-46, Westernville.
More information: woodsvalleyskiarea.com.
CAPITOL ARTS COMPLEX
Enjoy your entertainment through a variety of movies, live events, and concerts.
Where: 200 W. Dominick St.
More information: romecapitol.com.
Museums and Historic Sites
ROME HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Learn about the history of Rome through its many programs and permanent and rotating exhibits.
Where: 200 Church St.
More information: romehistoricalsociety.org.
SEARS OIL CO. MUSEUM
Built in 1930, the gas station ceased operations in 1974. It has since been restored and houses antique pumps and other artifacts.
Where: 201 N. George St.
More information: hpsearsoil.com.