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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 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.

Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival

Click here for 2018 application papers and here to follow the website for up-to-date changes. The “Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbeque Festival” originated in 1996 as the first official state of Ohio championship for smoked meat and BBQ, proclaimed by the governor of Ohio. The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. For View

Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival

Located in Glouster, Ohio, the Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival is designed around the beautiful scenic views of Appalachian Ohio. Spend the day or entire weekend with your family enjoying all the festival has to offer, such as: free kids activities, local entertainment, a wide variety of craft/vendor booths and many delicious food choices. View

Catholic Ladies of Columbia ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Catholic Ladies of Columbia Fourth Annual  ICE CREAM SOCIAL   Saturday, August 18 4:00-7:00 p.m. Holy Family Center,  75 Stewart St. Athens, OH  A la carte Menu,  Larry’s Dog House Premium Ice Cream, Cake Walk  Auction featuring “Farm to Table” Dinner for eight, Trip to Cincinnati with tickets to Red’s game and  Newport Aquarium, 6 foot View

OHIO Catering Expo

Planning an event? Looking for the perfect venue and caterer to “wow” your guests? Start with the Catering Expo hosted by OHIO Catering.

Stuart’s Monthly Happy Hour

This Wednesday, July 25th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm we are hosting the Stuart’s Monthly Happy Hour in our new Grand Lobby! We will have a full bar plus non-alcoholic drinks, and our gallery exhibit of incredible photos from The Athens Messenger’s Picture Page 1966-1971 (curated by Southeast Ohio History Center) will be up too! Come on out View

Beer for Bunnies

Beer for Bunnies: Benefit for River Road Rabbit Rescue with Family Friendly Activities and Live Music, $1/brew will be donated from Little Fish to River Road Rabbit Rescue Ongoing Family Friendly Activities: Visit with a rescue rabbit. Play activities like pin the tail on the bunny, bunny ear making craft, talking about the lives of View

Appalachian Music Week

APPALACHIAN MUSIC WEEK Stuart’s Opera House will be hosting an Appalachian Music Week from July 30-August 3, 2018 in Nelsonville, Ohio with a whole week of free events taking place at Stuart’s Opera House and the Nelsonville Public Library.  Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments (including banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and ukelele) and students can View

5th Annual Cruise In for the Shelter Dogs

Join us Saturday July 21 4PM-Dark.    Rain or Shine we will have  party! Everyone is welcome to come view the classics, purchase some food, pet a dog, listen to music and have some fun!  All funds benefit the Athens Co Dog Shelter and provide needed sick and injured care, vaccinations, spay/ neuter, cleaning supplies View

The Cleaning Authority Launches #MyBonusDays Campaign

The Cleaning Authority launched #MyBonusDays social media contest for a chance to win a year of free cleaning and a trip for two to the Caribbean. To enter, participants must post a photo or video to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the contest landing page explaining how they would use their chore-free bonus days, including the View

Athens County Humane Society Garden Tour

The Athens County Humane Society’s Garden Tour is on Sunday July 15th 2018.  Purchase tickets/maps at the Athens County Visitor’s Center  667 E. State Street in Athens or at 8 South Franklin St. in Amesville the day of the tour.  Tickets are $10 and children are free.  Tour starts at 10am and goes till 4pm View

Annual Southeast Ohio Tree Care Conference

Whether you do grounds maintenance, infrastructure work around trees, landscaping, or community forestry management, these conferences are for you. Trees along our roads and in our greenspaces provide services 24/7, but they need our help. The more we know about them, the better we care for them: the more benefits they provide.

FREE Group Fitness Week

Are you curious about group fitness classes at WellWorks? Try out as many classes as you like during the week of July 9-14. No membership required! Visitors will just be asked to complete a Visitor Waiver at the front desk (Grover Center E124) prior to attending each class. Feel free to ask for a tour View

FREE Group Fitness Week

Are you curious about group fitness classes at WellWorks? Try out as many classes as you like during the week of July 9-14. No membership required! Visitors will just be asked to complete a Visitor Waiver at the front desk (Grover Center E124) prior to attending each class. Feel free to ask for a tour View

FREE Group Fitness Week

Are you curious about group fitness classes at WellWorks? Try out as many classes as you like during the week of July 9-14. No membership required! Visitors will just be asked to complete a Visitor Waiver at the front desk (Grover Center E124) prior to attending each class. Feel free to ask for a tour View

FREE Group Fitness Week

Are you curious about group fitness classes at WellWorks? Try out as many classes as you like during the week of July 9-14. No membership required! Visitors will just be asked to complete a Visitor Waiver at the front desk (Grover Center E124) prior to attending each class. Feel free to ask for a tour View

FREE Group Fitness Week

Are you curious about group fitness classes at WellWorks? Try out as many classes as you like during the week of July 9-14. No membership required! Visitors will just be asked to complete a Visitor Waiver at the front desk (Grover Center E124) prior to attending each class. Feel free to ask for a tour View

FREE Group Fitness Week

Are you curious about group fitness classes at WellWorks? Try out as many classes as you like during the week of July 9-14. No membership required! Visitors will just be asked to complete a Visitor Waiver at the front desk (Grover Center E124) prior to attending each class. Feel free to ask for a tour View

Drafts for a Difference: Community Food Initiatives

Come support the Community Food Initiatives relocation of the Nelsonville Community Garden! The garden has previously been a place for community members to come together, learn gardening skills, and grow their own healthy foods to feed themselves and their families. Over the past year, the garden has flooded six times, and to best serve our View

Demel Inc.

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

Creek Jam: A Clean Water Benefit

Your draft matters! Creek Jam is raising funds to benefit restoration work and environmental education outreach in the Sunday, Monday and Raccoon Creek watersheds. Thanks to Eclipse Company Store and Fat Head’s Brewery, each pint of beer you enjoy will provide up to $2 towards this important work. Check out some cool interactive displays and View

Kid-Friendly Bird Hike on the Wayne National Forest

Do you want your kids to have fun outside and grow up nature savvy? Then join us for a kid-friendly birdwatching hike on the beautiful Ora E. Anderson Nature Trail! We will be looking to the sky to see what birds we can discover. Binoculars and small bird guides will be provided. NOTE THAT THIS View

Betties & Brews: Dog Days of Summer Roller Derby

On Saturday, July 14. The Appalachian Hell Betties will battle Marietta’s Hades Ladies during Betties & Brews: Dog Days of Summer being held at the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. Vendors, food, beer and cider will be available along with a puppy kissing booth to help support New Beginnings Animal Center. Tickets can be View

Pokey LaFarge at Stuart’s Opera House

Pokey LaFarge will play Stuart’s Opera House on Sunday, October 14th at 7 p.m. Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View

Art Interprets Alzheimer’s

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is proud to announce the arrival of its signature Art Interprets Alzheimer’s exhibition to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition which will run through August 26th, 2018. This important exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, View