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Beyond the Hocking Hills Guide Request

View a Digital Version of Beyond the Hocking Hills HERE.   Planning a visit to the Hocking Hills Region? Discover how to make the most of your visit to the region by staying and playing in Athens County.  Request a copy of the Beyond the Hocking Hills Guide by completing the form below. If you 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

Contact: The Lodge at Double Play Ranch, 9150 Harner Rd., Athens Phone: 419-783-7851 Located on 1,000 beautiful wooded acres with a 28-acre lake, The Lodge accommodates up to 23 people for an overnight stay. Guests are welcome to enjoy hiking, catch-and-release fishing, boating and horseback riding. Equipped for business or pleasure, the amenities of this View

Beyond the Hocking Hills 2018 Guide

Go beyond the Hocking Hills to see where all the adventures reside! Our comprehensive 2018 adventure guide will show you all the great and fun things there are to do in the surrounding areas of Athens, Nelsonville, and Southeast Ohio. It has everything from outdoor recreation, shopping, eateries, historic landmarks, local events, places to stay, 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.

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.

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Toledo

Photograph by Joel Hawksley | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Tuesday, November 7 Explore Uptown Athens for a great meal and drinks, as well as an assortment of shops. Head to the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway for an evening stroll along the river. Wednesday, November 8 View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Miami (Ohio)

Photograph by Calvin Mattheis | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens Monday, October 30 Stretch your legs with a hike at Stroud’s Run State Park. Experience global cuisine in Athens with dinner at Restaurant Salaam. Take in a movie at the historic Athena Cinema. Tuesday, October 31 Score a quick breakfast View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Kent State

Photograph by Joel Hawksley | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens Friday, October 20 Sample Ohio-made wines at Shade Winery or Pleasant Hill Vineyards. Enjoy a locally-sourced meal at Lui Lui Restaurant. Take in a movie at the historic Athena Cinema. Saturday, October 21 Savor a late breakfast or lunch at the Village Bakery and Cafe. View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Central Michigan

Photograph by Calvin Mattheis | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Friday, October 6 Need to see more leaves?  Ride the Fall Foliage Train on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville, just a few minutes north of Athens. Head to Uptown Athens and join The Plains Lions View

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.

Moms Weekend April 6-8

Spring is a wonderful time for Moms to visit their Bobcats. Complete details on Ohio University’s Moms Weekend can be found here. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we’ve got you covered. While we strive for accuracy, please know this information is subject to change. Information on area lodging can be found here. View

Sibs Weekend Feb. 2-4

Sibs Weekend is the perfect time for some sibling bonding. Complete details on Ohio University’s Sibs Weekend can be found here. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we’ve got you covered. While we strive for accuracy, please know this information is subject to change. Information on area lodging can be found here. *All View

Dads Weekend Nov. 3-5

Dads Weekend is the perfect time for fathers to spend some one-on-one time with their Bobcat. Complete details on Ohio University’s Dads Weekend can be found here. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we’ve got you covered. While we strive for accuracy, please know this information is subject to change. Information on area View

Parents Weekend Sept. 15-17

Parents Weekend is the first, and one of the busiest, family weekends throughout the entire school year. Complete details on Ohio University’s Parents Weekend can be found here. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we’ve got you covered. While we strive for accuracy, please know this information is subject to change. Information on View

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!

OU Football 2017-18 Schedule

Ohio University Football Fall 2017-18 Schedule Sept. 2 – OHIO vs. Hampton                                                             7:00 PM Sept. 8 – OHIO at Purdue           View

Outdoor Escapes in Athens County

The summer months are full of chirping birds and insects that buzz from ear to ear. The trees are in mid season and full of lush green growth signifying a successful resurgence to their full potential. Athens remains a twinkling star in the eyes of outdoor adventurers and with dozens of walking trails zig-zagging their way through the rolling hills of Appalachia.

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

Spring into Warmer Weather in Athens County

As we pack up our parkas and store away our snow boots, Athens County visitors and residents eagerly await the blooming of flowers and the rise of temperatures. To celebrate longer days and warmer weather, we drafted some perfect spring activities to do in and around Athens. Get moving along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway If you’re 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! 

Breakfast Quilt Club at the Nelsonville Quilt Company

Every third Monday of the month is the Breakfast Club at 9:30 AM at the Nelsonville Quilt Company, 52 W. Washington Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764. We have our recipe of the month that goes along with the quilt of the month. Instructor Lynne Buchanan will guide you with techniques on the monthly project. Supply list View

Garden Gab at the Nelsonville Public Library

A Nelsonville community gathering to share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Bring a sense of humor and something to share.(An extra catalog, some seeds, or a story will do!)Every Friday for adults 11AM-2PM.

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

Multiple Brewing

Location: 82 W. Washington St., Nelsonville As Nelsonville’s newest and only brewery, this nano brewery has big plans. In close proximity to Public Square and serving three different featured brews at $4 a glass, it’s sure to be a spot that every beer-enthusiast will love. Multiple Brewing is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 4-10 p.m. 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

7 Things OU Alums Must Do at Homecoming

Whether this year marks your first homecoming as an alum, or you’ve been revisiting Athens for so many years that you’ve lost count, here are seven must-dos for alums returning to our beloved town.

Athens Yoga

Bringing the community together for health and well-being. 77 1/2 East State Street http://aystudio.org/

The Blennerhassett Hotel

Visit Website Location: 320 Market Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia Contact: 800-262-2536 Share the legacy of The Blennerhassett Hotel For more than a century, The Blennerhassett has imparted upon its guests the uniquely attentive service for which its name has become legendary. While we celebrate our storied past, we believe our legacy to be an obligation, View

Cozy Cabin

Visit Website Contact: 1st Choice Cabin Rentals, 104 E. Canal St., Nelsonville Phone: 610-858-1756 or 740-856-7848 Intimate Cabin Minutes from Nelsonville Our “Cozy” cabin (formally of JD’s Cabins) is situated on 6 acres along with “Hawk’s Nest” Cabin and adjacent to our “Fullbrooks” property. This 1-room cabin is in the middle of the property. The property is a View

Hawk’s Nest

Visit Website Contact: 1st Choice Cabin Rentals, 104 E. Canal St., Nelsonville Phone: 610-858-1756 or 740-856-7848 Secluded Cabin for a Quiet Retreat Our “Hawk’s Nest” cabin (formally of JD’s Cabins) is nestled at the back of the property. The property is secluded and a quite setting that offers plenty of relaxation. Easy access to hiking trails, ATV and hunting. View

FullBrooks Lodge

Visit Website Contact: 1st Choice Cabin Rentals, 104 E. Canal St., Nelsonville Phone: 610-858-1756 or 740-856-7848 Well-Appointed Lodge only Five Minutes from Nelsonville FullBrooks offers 3 well-appointed bedrooms with great linens and TV’s, 2 beautiful bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen perfect for family gatherings, a cozy sleeping porch overlooking stunning rolling hills, a great living room with a working View

Red Cardinal Cottage

Visit Website Contact: 1st Choice Cabin Rentals, 104 E. Canal St., Nelsonville Phone: 610-858-1756 or 740-856-7848 Updated Cabin Next to the Wayne National Forest Our Red Cardinal Cottage is completely updated inside and out. This red cedar siding home has four bedrooms, one bathroom, three bedrooms with queen beds and one bedroom with two twin beds and will sleep 2 View

Chalet in the Hill’s Lodge

Visit Website Contact: 1st Choice Cabin Rentals, 104 E. Canal St., Nelsonville Phone: 610-858-1756 or 740-856-7848 Five-Bedroom Cabin Close to the Wayne National Forest and Nelsonville The Chalet in the Hills Lodge was built by Owen White and is beautiful sprawling A-Frame structure that offers 5 luxury bedrooms with TVs in every room, 2 beautiful bathrooms, a fully equipped View

Bobcat Cabin

Visit Website Contact: 1st Choice Cabin Rentals, 104 E. Canal St., Nelsonville Phone: 610-858-1756 or 740-856-7848 Four-Bedroom Luxury Cabin in the Wayne National Forest Bobcat Cabin offers 4 luxury bedrooms with Big screen TV’s in living and family room, 2 beautiful bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen perfect for family gatherings, a large front porch, a great living room and rec View

OHIO Football Weekend Playbook

Make your OHIO Bobcat Football weekend in Athens a winning one. Discover why Athens, Ohio, has been voted the best small college town by USA Today. Vibrant nightlife, a thriving local food and spirits scene, and lush rolling hills means there’s so much more to do before and after the game. Follow our Weekend Playbook itineraries to get the View