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Athens County and the Original Declaration of Independence

As we celebrate the 4th of July and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, learn how a small fort built along the Ohio River in eastern Athens County jumpstarted America’s quest for freedom and democracy, with the penning of the Fort Gower Resolves. Fort Gower was established in November of 1774 at View

Diner Day Wednesday: Court Street Diner

We’d like to invite you along our tasty food journey; welcome to Diner Day Wednesdays! Each Wednesday, the entire staff of the Athens County Visitors Bureau will be dining around the county at local diners. And sharing the deliciousness with YOU!     The Court Street Diner. An icon of Uptown Athens. A place where View

Bikeway & Brewed on the Bikeway Map Request

  Bicycling remains one of the top tourism attractions in Athens, Ohio. The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is one reason why. Get the official map of the bikeway and the Brewed on the Bikeway map to experience it for yourself. The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is a 21-mile long bicycle path in Athens County, Ohio. Tucked into the View

Welcome to Athens, Bobcat Moms!

Welcome to Athens, Bobcat Moms! So much fun to be had during your visit. Here are a few ideas to get your planning started.

Ora Anderson Trail

The Ora Anderson Trail at the Dairy Barn Arts Center is a place for the community to engage in  experiences in The Dairy Barn Arts Center and outdoors on the trail. 

Celebrate love, Athens style!

Valentines Day is near! Make your plans for this special day, celebrating love, right in Athens County. Here are just a few ideas on how to celebrate.   The classic dinner and a movie Plan the perfect evening with friends, family or a loved one with dinner and a movie. Make it uniquely Athens and View

5 Winter Hikes in Athens

Even when it’s cold outside, you’ll warm up quickly when you hit the trails in Athens County, Ohio.

Absolutely Athens Award

  Absolutely Athens! The Absolutely Athens Award celebrates frontline staff that make Athens as wonderful and unique as it is. Who can be nominated? Any frontline staff member that has a direct positive impact on visitors. Examples include servers, front desk staff, bar staff, sales associates and technicians. The nominee should be someone who rolls View

Athens Art Guild

As active members of our community, the Athens Art Guild artists represent a wide variety of visual arts including ceramics, fiber, jewelry, painting, printing, sculpture, stained glass, photography, watercolor, wood working, soap-making, book-binding and more.

Ohio Brew Week – From the Youngest’s Perspective

As Ohio Brew Week gets set for its 13th year, take a second to look back on a brief history of the festival that Athens loves from the perspective of the youngest Ohio Brew Week worker: Ethan Gates, son of founding member and executive director, Dan Gates and chief marketing executive, Melody Sands.

Demel Inc.

Professionally managed properties for professionals, new faculty, and graduate students looking for a quality home in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood.

Ohio Brew Week Event Breakdown

Ohio Brew Week will be celebrating its 13th annual year as a premiere 9-day festival showcasing over 200 craft beers from all over the state. The festival is well-known throughout Ohio and welcomes hundreds of brewers and thousands of attendees from all over the region. OBW features over 90 events with some of the more View

Beyond the Hocking Hills Guide Request

Millions of visitors flock to the Hocking Hills each year to see the glorious natural beauty of the parks. Perhaps the best part of a trip to the region is to extend your trip to the eclectic surrounding areas of Athens, Nelsoville and beyond. Seek and find a truly original experience with live local music, View

Eat Athens! Guest post from Eat Play Cbus.

The following is written by a guest blogger; Megan Rivers of Eat Play Cbus.    EATING IN ATHENS Athens. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? I am going to take a wild guess and say “Ohio University?” What is the second thing that comes to mind? I am going to take another wild View

The Reserve at the Falls

Visit Website Location:29 University Estates Blvd., Athens Phone: 740-566-4400 The Reserve at the Falls is a quiet adult community ideal for working professionals, Ohio University faculty, Graduate, and Medical Students.  Located next to Ohio University this luxury complex was made for the discerning tenant.

Wildcats Ridge Farms LLC

Visit Website Location: 39275 Grueser Rd., Shade Phone: 740-541-4969 Contact: wildcatridgefarms@gmail.com Wildcat Ridge Farms LLC is located just off of Route 33 between Athens and Pomeroy. The milk is shipped to Snowville Creamery and have a licensed meat warehouse with the Ohio DOA with pork and beef products. They can sell individual cuts or whole View

The Lodge at Double Play Ranch

Located on 1,000 beautiful wooded acres with a 28-acre lake, The Lodge accommodates up to 23 people for an overnight stay.

Beyond the Hocking Hills Guide

Millions of visitors flock to the Hocking Hills each year to see the glorious natural beauty of the parks. Perhaps the best part of a trip to the region is to extend your trip to the eclectic surrounding areas of Athens, Nelsonville and beyond. Seek and find a truly original experience with live local music, View

Ohio University Golf and Tennis Center

  Location: 106 S. Green Dr., Athens Phone: (740) 593-4669 Hours: Open every day 8:00am – 9:00pm   The historic Ohio University Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 35 course which runs along the beautiful Hocking River. Originally opening in 1963, the facility offers a practice putting green, pro-shop, as well as an off-site driving View

Celebrate the New Year in Athens

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. As we close a chapter to this year, we begin another chapter of new discoveries, new friends, new experiences, and overall, new beginnings. And what better way to begin 2018 than to celebrate it here in Athens County?! Where will you be when the View

This Week in Athens; Dec. 18-24

December is flying by so fast! Christmas is just a few days away, followed by the New Year. It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. This doesn’t mean that you can’t make the best of the last weeks we have this year; celebrate the end of a year and the start of a View

Holiday Hop Around Athens

It’s the most magical time of the year! Experience the festive fun in Athens County for yourself and plan a day of holiday cheer.

This Week in Athens; Dec. 4-10

As the Holiday season continues, the more winter fun there is! Winter sports, seasonal foods, horse-drawn wagon rides and even Santa coming to visit are all things you and your family can look forward to this week. Be sure to bundle up; it’s starting to get chilly! Below is a look at our top events View

This Week in Athens; Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

The Holidays are here as we enter the first week of December. It’s a time of happiness where we reflect on those who mean the most to us. We all want to make this Holiday season memorable, but it can also be a lot to juggle all at once. We want to make it easier View

This Week in Athens; Nov. 20-25

Numerous events will be popping up throughout Athens County over the next couple of months as the winter quickly approaches. Sometimes it can be a lot to remember, especially with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We want to make it easier for you by giving you a rundown of this week’s View

Why we’re thankful for Athens County

The approaching holiday season reminds us of all we are thankful for; including our beautiful corner of the world, Athens County. From the delicious food to the beautiful scenery, there’s no shortage of things to be thankful for in our beloved community. Here are five reasons why we are thankful for Athens County.   Food: View

Athens County in the Media

  We are always welcoming bloggers to come and experience the culture and creativity of Athens County. Whether it be food, scenery, activities, or adventure, we have it all! Listed below are past bloggers who have shared their experiences in Athens County. New articles are always being added, so be sure to check back frequently. View

In the Media

  We are always welcoming bloggers to come and experience the culture and creativity of Athens County. Whether it be food, scenery, activities, or adventure, we have it all! Listed below is a collection of articles written by travel writers and bloggers all about Athens County. New articles are always being added, so be sure View

2017 Athens Area Pumpkin Patches

WALKER FARM 28800 Chieftain Dr., Logan, OH 43138 Open: 10:00 – 7:00 daily, corn maze and wagon rides on the weekend only Corn Maz ($3.00) ~ Wagon Rides (free) ~ Pumpkin Photo Backdrops SWEETAPPLE FARM 149 Sweetapple Rd., Vincent, OH 45784 Open: Fridays 4:00 – 10:00, Saturdays 10:00 – 10:00, Sundays 11:00 – 6:00 Corn View

An Athens Food Guide for New Bobcats

We’ve put together a food guide for all the new Bobcats out there. From on the go grub to authentic cuisine, we cover all the ground for the taste buds to explore.

Spend a day in historic Nelsonville!

Nelsonville is a charming town just 10 minutes from the City of Athens. It’s the perfect spot for day trip or add-on to a visit to Athens.

Explore Quilt National

The 20th Biennial of Quilt National is a competition and exhibit featuring juried art quilts from around the world.

A girls guide to Ohio Brew Week

Ohio Brew Week = Best week of the summer! So much to do, in addition to the brews. Grab your gals and see why this could be one of the best girl trips of the summer!

REALM Property Management

Visit Website Phone: 614-288-9269 Email: realmpropertymgmt@gmail.com REALM Property has multiple locations, ranging from 1-bedroom apartments to 5-bedroom Suite Style living apartments. Feel free to call or email with any questions or inquiries.  

Restrooms and “Fix It” Stations

Public Restrooms Location #1: Off the bike path next to Walmart This public restroom is located right off of the bike path between the Hocking River and Walmart.   Location #2: Athens County Community Center Location: 701 E. State St., Athens, OH 45701 Phone: 740-592-3325 Restrooms are located inside of the Community Center.   Location View

Brewed on the Bikeway Brochure and Map

View our downloadable brochure here to ensure easy access to the bikeway as well as the breweries.  Included in the brochure are suggestive side trip ideas, bike rental and services shops, as well as ideas of where to start. We have also included an interactive map to help you figure out exactly how to get to the View

Southern Ohio Copperheads 2017 Schedule

Website The Southern Ohio Copperheads are a fan favorite every summer! For the past 17 seasons they have been bring families and friends together to enjoy the great American pastime that is baseball. June Thursday, June 8 at 5:00 PM – Homer’s Homecoming Friday, June 9 at 7:05 PM – Copperheads v. Xenia Scouts Saturday, View

Trailheads

Nelsonville Rocky Outdoor Gear Store Location: 43 E. Canal St., Nelsonville, OH 45764 Phone: 740-753-1951 Parking is located off Canal Street adjacent to the bikeway. Bike rentals are available here.   Athens Eclipse Town Location: 11309 Jackson Dr., The Plains, OH 45780 Phone: 740-677-4904 Parking is across from the company store adjacent to the bikeway. View

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Athens County

If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we have a few suggestions for heartfelt gifts and ideas for spending quality time together. From delicious eats to thoughtful adventures, we have you covered for this holiday of celebrating Mom! Give a Passion Flower Why give your mom a flower View

Quilt National 2017

Quilt National Visit Website Time: Open hours – see website for details Location: Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Ln., Athens Phone: (740) 592-4981 This 20th biennial Quilt National Exhibition will be on view at the Dairy Barn Arts Center May 27 through September 4, 2017. Quilt National – Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art Quilts Quilt National is View

Eclipse Company Store and Beer Hall

Visit Website Eclipse Company Store is a unique building in that it is the only one of its kind now standing in Southeastern Ohio. The beautifully renovated Store is at the center of the century- old coal mining town of Hocking, which was operational from 1902-1938 and again from 1940-1948. The town itself sits atop View

Planning for Spring Commencement: What You Need to Know

Graduation is a time of transition. Bobcats will enter the halls of the Convo as students and will exit as alumni. It’s a time filled with excitement and possibility. It’s also one of the busier weekends in Athens County. Planning ahead means students and parents can focus on celebrating this moment and less on dealing with the details.

Brick City Deli

Visit Website Location: Jefferson Marketplace, 101 E. Union St. Phone: 740-593-2970 This New York-style deli features delicious made-to-order sandwiches using the finest Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses, as well as locally-baked breads. Order it to go, or dine in and enjoy the atmosphere. The Brick City Deli also features online ordering. Customers may pay View

An Egg-cellent Easter in Athens, Ohio

It’s hard to imagine a better way to explore the hills of Athens County than by hunting Easter eggs with your family. If you’re in search of some “egg-cellent” Eastertime activities, this guide has you covered.

Legolas LLC

Visit Website Location: 66 E. First St., The Plains Ohio  45780 Contact: info@legolasrentals.com Phone: 740-797-1600 Quality one-two bedroom housing located in The Plains. Trash and parking included with air conditioning.    

Take a tour of Food Trucks in Athens

Athens County is no stranger to great food – in fact it’s really the mecca of dining for Southeast Ohio – and food trucks are no exception. Check out some of Ohio’s best and longest-running food carts and trucks to discover some delicious eats on the streets! Athens offers a variety of food carts for View

Looking back on winter in #AthensOhio

12 of the Best Winter Instagrams Taken in #AthensOhio Every changing of the season in Athens brings a new batch of breathtaking photography that shows off the county’s true beauty. As we welcome spring, here are 12 photos to show the charm chillier days!   A post shared by Dustin D. Gross (@dustpan144) on Feb 4, View

Integration Acres

Visit Website Location: 9794 Chase Rd., Albany, Ohio 45710 Phone: 740-698-6060 Integration Acres is known for the amazing and fresh pawpaws, which they use every year at the annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival in the summer. They also have an array of milk and cheese to enjoy as well.  

Murray’s Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery

Murray’s Landing Is a family owned and operated business in Nelsonville, the star of the Hocking Hills, and will re-open for the season in April! Enjoy the scenic Hocking River, a Class I river  in a canoe or kayak which is safe and fun for all ages! 

Perfect Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Athens

Whether you and your honey plan a special date night or your group of friends spend the day celebrating friendship, these activities guarantee a perfect Valentine’s Day in Athens County. Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials Bring your appetite and your significant other… Sol Island Bar and Grill will serve a five course couple’s dinner. Bring your View

Your Guide to A Sweet Valentine’s Day in Athens

Love is in the air! Make Valentine’s Day unforgettable and extra special by planning a little getaway to Athens, where you’ll fall in love with the brick streets, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered hills and local restaurants. Where to Stay Fall in love with the Bodhi Tree Guesthouse, a Buddhist-inspired retreat, situated on a picturesque four-acre hilltop. View

Winter Educational Programs for Children

  The Wayne National Forest is offering three new Wild Weekend Discovery programs this winter at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters & Athens Ranger Station. All programs are designed for children ages preschool to 5th grade and run from 10 to 11 a.m. on a Saturday. Become familiar with the owls who live in your View

How to Celebrate New Year’s in Athens

Welcome the New Year with all your friends in Athens, Ohio! From family oriented activities to casual laid-back festivities, Athens offers something for everyone.

The 25 Gifts of Athens County

It’s the most magnificent, magical time of the year! Make a day, night or weekend of shopping for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, in Athens County. From the traditional to the fun and funky and uniquely Athenian, this annual series of gift ideas will get you started on your quest to fill View

Ohio University Dads Weekend 2016: What To Do, Eat & See

The annual Dads Weekend welcomes crowds of excited fathers back to Ohio University. The streets of Athens experience waves of cheering dads, some visiting for their first time—others returning with open arms to their alma mater. Dad’s Weekend activities and events satisfy even the most restless of fathers. We provided a collection of what to View

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Athens

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Komen Race for the Cure Athens will celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battle, and raise funds to fight breast cancer right here in Athens County.

Athens Makerspace

Athens Makers and Upcyclers have their own home in ReUse Industries’ Makerspace Makerspaces provide workspace, tools, skilled instruction and other types of support to help people learn new skills, explore their creative passions, start new businesses and grow existing businesses. There are over 300 existing and planned makerspaces in the United States, helping drive a View