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The Ridges Trails

Far from the shadows cast by buildings of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, the nearly 700 acres that make up The Ridges property of Ohio University reflect the kind of place the mental hospital really was.

The Ridges Outdoor Challenge Course

A challenge course is a series of obstacles constructed of rope, cable, wood, or simple portable items such as stuffed toys, hula hoops, or tarps.

The Ridges Cemeteries & State Mental Hospital

On January 9, 1874, a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital opened on the Ridges in Athens. Originally named The Athens Lunatic Asylum, the institution featured grandiose buildings surrounded by elaborate landscaping with ponds, fountains, and parks.

The Ridges Trails

Trail options include a Ridges Cemeteries Nature Walk, developed by the local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, which winds through several cemeteries located on the grounds of the former asylum.

The Ridges Cemeteries & State Mental Hospital

On January 9, 1874, a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital opened on the Ridges in Athens. Originally named The Athens Lunatic Asylum, the institution featured grandiose buildings surrounded by elaborate landscaping with ponds, fountains, and parks.

Covered Bridges

America’s covered bridges are one of the nation’s most treasured architectural achievements, and Athens County is proud to claim three of the eighteen covered bridges in the Hocking Hills region.

Athens Asylum Walking Tours

George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or “The Ridges,” will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum grounds.

Athens Asylum Walking Tours

George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or “The Ridges,” will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum grounds.

The Kennedy Museum of Art

The Kennedy Museum of Art is located in historic Lin Hall at The Ridges on the Ohio University campus.

OHIO Opera Theater Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

OHIO Opera Theater Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21 The Ridges Auditorium Free and open to the public8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (ET)   https://calendar.ohio.edu/site/finearts/event/music-opera/

OHIO Opera Theater Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

OHIO Opera Theater Presents A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21 The Ridges Auditorium Free and open to the public8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (ET)   https://calendar.ohio.edu/site/finearts/event/music-opera/

NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY SHOW & SALE

Brighten up your spring with handmade, authentic and affordable American Indian jewelry for family, friends or yourself. This semi-annual sale is sponsored by Good Girl Jewelry at White’s Mill and Friends of the Kennedy Museum of Art. Become a museum member at the sale and receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Current members receive View

The Athens Asylum – 150 Years of a Healing Landscape

For 150 years, the Athens Asylum has been one of our nation’s most notable institutions and complex of buildings. Construction began in 1868. The original cost of construction was $621,000 (equivalent to $15 million today). This facility was not just a hospital. It was its own small community consisting of stables, farms, a dairy, metal View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

Athens Asylum Walking Tours 2018

You can buy tickets and give as gifts for any tours during 2018, just call us at 740-592-2280 and choose the gift shop option! ALL REGULAR ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED Our schedule for the 2018 season: January 21st February 18th March 18th View

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

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

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Hampton

Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Friday, September 1 Head to the Dairy Barn Arts Center for the 20th biennial Quilt National Exhibition, an exhibit intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. Saturday, September 2 Have breakfast at the Athens Farmer’s Market. Head to Peden Stadium for View

Ohio University Homecoming 2017

OHIO Homecoming Week Scheduled for October 2-7, 2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Credit Ohio University Alumni Association) Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:30 a.m. – Paint the Town (Office Included) Green During Homecoming Week, the Student Alumni Board (SAB) and Campus Involvement Center (CIC) will partner with local businesses and university departments in a decorating contest to View

Athens County Maps

Athens County is gorgeous, filled with its rolling hills and superb hiking trails and parks.  If you haven’t visited Athens County yet, you’ll have to put it on your To-Do List.  For those who have visited before, be sure to stop by again! We have so many amazing places to visit, whether it be in View

Picnic Places

The rolling hills of Southeast Ohio make the perfect backdrop for a picnic!  Here are a few of our favorite locations: Burr Oak State Park features over twenty-five miles of scenic hiking trails, picnic tables, grills, 500 feet of sandy beach, and a shelter house for the public use. Lake Hope State Park, located in View

Ohio University Early Childhood Development Center

As one of the only centers in the area that serves children ages six weeks to five years, they serve as a model for best practices in Southeastern Ohio. They believe that all children and parents have the potential to be an integral part of our community.

Athens Cottage

The Athens Cottage, in Athens, Ohio is available for lodging on a short term or long term basis.

Raccoon Creek Partnership

The Raccoon Creek Partnership is a watershed group that works on remediation and promoting water recreation activities.

Event Locations

If you’re ever in need of a location for groups, meetings, conferences or any other large scale events, look no further than Athens County and Ohio University. We have a large variety of locations perfect for any event you may host.

Wilson Hall & Room 428

Legend has it that school officials deemed the room uninhabitable after students reported objects flying off of shelves and smashing into walls, doors opening and closing, and sightings of the ghost of a student who once lived in room 428.

Fermentation 101

If you’re longing to kraut your veggies then look no further. Zack Kouns, renowned fermentation wiz, will share how to make fermented foods and beverages.

Boogie on the Bricks

Boogie on the Bricks is a FREE Community Music & Arts Festival held on the bricks of Court Street in beautiful Athens, Ohio. Join us on June 30, 2018! Admission to the festival is FREE. Come dance in the street, listen to an eclectic array of musicians, visit with old friends and make some new. View

Father’s Day Performance of “Trifles” at Stuart’s

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17th, at 2 p.m. the Senior Moments Ensemble of the ABC Players will perform a stage reading of Susan Glaspell’s one act play “Trifles.” The performance, sponsored by Tansky Motors of Logan, will take place in #30 Public Square at Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville. The venue is on the ground View

Betties and Brews: Dog Days of Summer

Athens Ohio Roller Derby will be taking on Marietta’s Hades Ladies in what promises to be an exciting and action packed bout. A portion of proceeds will be donated to New Beginnings Animal Shelter who will be on site with a puppy kissing booth and animals available for adoption. This family friendly event will also View

Freezing and Dehydrating Garden Goodies

Learn the best methods of freezing and dehydrating the goodies from your garden. Your dreary winter self will thank you for the food secure surprises in your freezer and cupboard!

ArtWalk

First ever Athens State Street Art Walk!  Thursday, June 7th – 5:30-8:30pm Venues include: ARTS/West, Southeast Ohio History Center, Casa Nueva, & Passion Works Studio This is a free evening of art & surprises on W. State Street to be held on the 1st Thursday of the month, beginning June 7th

Full Moon Paddles with Touch the Earth Adventures

Slip across the water in the fading sunset and slowly find yourself covered and surrounded by the moonlight, as it rises over water. $55 includes the guided trip, some star tips from Ben, Kayak, Paddle, PFD, Lights and Refreshments served on water (bring your own kayak price is $35).

Burr Oak Creek paddle with Touch the Earth Adventures

Touch the Earth Adventures welcomes you to the creek at Burr Oak.

Our journey begins on Burr Oak Lake at Dock 3 and follows the creek up into the watershed and then returns back for a two- hour paddle. We take a break for refreshments at Dock 3. If you are up for more paddling, continue on to the lodge for one more hour and have a late lunch together at the lodge. Or, drive back to lodge if you don’t want to paddle the last leg of the journey. If you paddle on, a shuttle will be available to shuttle you back to dock 3.

24-Hour Birding Retreat with Julie Davis and Touch the Earth Adventures

Do you love Birds?
Join Julie Davis and Touch the Earth Adventures for a 24-hour birding experience.

Julie Davis is past president of Columbus Audubon, past Vice-chair of the Grange Audubon Center Board. Currently, she is President of Ohio Ornithological Society a statewide birding organization with over 600 members. Julie was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Birding Association.

Doggy Ice Cream Social

Join us for an afternoon of human and doggie ice cream to get in the summer mood. Photo Booth! Adoptable Dogs! Free food samples! Ice Cream!!

Under the Elms

A 71-year tradition resumes the first week of June on Ohio University’s historic College Green with the first performance in the annual Under the Elms Summer Concert Series. 

Under the Elms

A 71-year tradition resumes the first week of June on Ohio University’s historic College Green with the first performance in the annual Under the Elms Summer Concert Series. 

Under the Elms

A 71-year tradition resumes the first week of June on Ohio University’s historic College Green with the first performance in the annual Under the Elms Summer Concert Series. 

Under the Elms

A 71-year tradition resumes the first week of June on Ohio University’s historic College Green with the first performance in the annual Under the Elms Summer Concert Series. 

Under the Elms

A 71-year tradition resumes the first week of June on Ohio University’s historic College Green with the first performance in the annual Under the Elms Summer Concert Series. 

Athens Pride Fest 2018

Athens Pride Fest, 2018 is here! An LGBTQ celebration of solidarity, education and activism.

Athens Pride Fest 2018

Athens Pride Fest, 2018 is here! An LGBTQ celebration of solidarity, education and activism.

Athens Pride Fest 2018

Athens Pride Fest, 2018 is here! An LGBTQ celebration of solidarity, education and activism.

Athens Pride Fest 2018

Athens Pride Fest, 2018 is here! An LGBTQ celebration of solidarity, education and activism.

Athens Pride Fest 2018

Athens Pride Fest, 2018 is here! An LGBTQ celebration of solidarity, education and activism.

Athens Pride Fest 2018

Athens Pride Fest, 2018 is here! An LGBTQ celebration of solidarity, education and activism.

Athens Pride Fest 2018

Athens Pride Fest, 2018 is here! An LGBTQ celebration of solidarity, education and activism.