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 View

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

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

REALM Property Management

Visit Website Phone: 614-288-9269 Email: 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

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


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

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

Boogie on the Bricks 2017

Boogie on the Bricks is a one-day FREE Community Music & Arts Street Festival held on the bricks of beautiful Athens, Ohio. Admission to the festival is free of charge. That’s right! You can dance in the streets, listen to an eclectic array of talented musicians, visit with old friends and make some new. The 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

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

Legolas LLC

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

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.

Nelsonville Music Festival 2017

The third round of lineup announcements for NMF17 includes: They Might Be Giants (headlining Friday, June 2), Jenny Lewis (Saturday, June 3), Shannon and the Clams, The Cactus Blossoms, Mr. Elevator, Jay Som, Ona, St. Lenox, Apple & The Moon, Chris Biester, and Max Knouse. The 11 new additions join a lineup that already includes Ween, 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

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

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

Athens Yoga

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

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

Stuart’s Opera House After School Music Program

Stuart’s Opera House After School Music Program is Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017! Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio is now accepting applications for students interested in becoming a part of the Stuart’s Afterschool Music Program (AMP) starting in September 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year! Students will learn to play instruments (guitar, drums, bass, View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Akron

Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens Monday, November 21 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, November 22 Score a quick breakfast or lunch and coffee at FullBrooks Cafe in Nelsonville. View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Buffalo

Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens Wednesday, November 2 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. Thursday, November 3 Savor a late breakfast or lunch at the Village Bakery and Cafe. Explore the shops of View

Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Texas State

Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Friday, September 2 Head to the Dairy Barn Arts Center for Mastery: Sustaining Momentum, an exhibit featuring the work of master quilters and curated by Quilt National founder, Nancy Crow. Dance the night away during Superawesome FREE Dance Night with Thoughtbeat at Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina, 10:00 View

Athens Audio Tours

Visitor and locals alike have enjoyed audio driving tours of the region for many years and we thought it only fitting to share these great stories with you again.  Produced by Athenian Sandra Sleight-Brennan, they tell a timeless tale of the road less-traveled.  Enjoy. Back in Time – Route 33 from Athens to Lancaster Follow 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 spread View

OU Football 2016-17 Schedule

Ohio University Football Fall 2016-17 Schedule Sept. 3 – Ohio vs. Texas State                                 3:30 PM Sept. 10 – Ohio at Kansas                                     View

Lakeside Farmers Market

Head to the Lakeisde Farmers Market for local produce and hand-crafted items This twice-weekly market takes place at storage facility at the turnoff to the Alexander School complex. The vendors use the storage units as store fronts. The Lakeside Farmers Market runs Saturdays and Sundays year-round from 10:00am -2:00pm. Visit Website Location: 6100 School Road, Albany Contact: View

C & E Grocery

Location: 468 Richland Avenue, Athens Phone: 740-592-1555 A local chain of grocery stores that carry many regional and local products.

Athens Bread Company

Visit Website Location: 284 East State Street, Suite A, Athens Phone: 740-331-9777 Athens Bread Company is a bakery and panini shop owned by head baker, Douglass Wistendahl, who was raised in Athens and returned to pursue his passion for bread after practicing law in New York City for over 30 years. Our bread is the product of View

Ohio’s Windy 9 Hotel Packages

Ride nearly 1,000 miles of motorcycle and driving routes with Ohio’s Windy 9, then rest easy at one of Athens Hotels The rolling hills and well-maintained roads of Athens and Southeastern Ohio have always attracted motorcyclists and car enthusiasts. Follow any or all of the nine mapped routes of Ohio’s Windy 9, then enjoy Athens’ premier full-service View

Creekside Farm

Visit Website Contact: 717-964-8785 Athens’ Only Animal Welfare-Approved Farm Creekside Farm is a family farm made up of 90 acres of wooded hillsides, rolling meadows and fertile creek bottoms. We seasonally milk a small herd of dairy goats and use the milk to make farmstead cheeses and yogurt in our on-farm facility. We also sell View

Athens Footpath B&B

  Three bedroom apartment bed and breakfast above a local custom frame shop The Athens Footpath B&B is within easy walking distance of Uptown Athens and adjacent to the Hockhocking Adena Bike Path, which runs from Athens to Nelsonville. Free parking & accessible to restaurants, shopping, and a gourmet wine & health food store. Will View

Uptown Athens

Welcome to a Half-Mile of Sheer Spontaneity A trip to Uptown Athens is always filled with the unexpected. Sometimes it’s as simple as running into friends, finding a one-of-a-kind treasure, or sampling something new on a menu. Other times, you might be caught up in a giant puppet parade, an impromptu concert by a street View

Athens County Libations Trail

Athenians love locally-made beer, wine and spirits. The Athens Libations trail connects 3 craft breweries, 3 wineries, a cider house and a distillery. Taste the flavors of Athens County and have some fun while doing it. Breweries Jackie O’s Taproom & Production Brewery | 25 Campbell Street, Athens Equipped with 16 taps for you to enjoy View

The Wooden Spool

Visit Website Visit Facebook Page Location: 540 W. Union Street, Suite G, Athens Phone: 740-249-4245 A Modern Fabric Shop in Athens, Ohio The Wooden Spool carries a selection of fabric, patterns, and sewing supplies. We also offer sewing classes and a drop-off/pick-up service for sewing machine repair and service.  

Dutch Creek Winery

Visit Athens newest winery, specializing in honey wines and mead made fresh from nature’s goodness.

Historic Uptown Athens Walking Tour

From Ohio University’s serene College Green to the Athens Historic Armory, Court Street is home to many of the shops and eateries that make up the heart and soul of Uptown Athens. Explore for yourself!

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

Natives In Harmony

Natives in Harmony carries Ohio prairie, wetland and woodland species to suit a variety of areas and tastes.

OMG! Rotisserie

Visit Website Location: 139 Columbus Rd., Athens Contact Information: Phone: 740-447-9598 OMG! Rotisserie specializes in mouth watering, humanely raised chicken, made-from-scratch soul food sides, crisp fresh salads and scrumptious sandwiches. Family-owned and operated, OMG! uses only the highest quality ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Menu favorites include, a five-cheese macaroni and cheese, gumbo and collard greens; made-to-order View

Guide to Hunting and Fishing in Athens County

Where to hunt? Burr Oak State Park Fox Lake WLA Gifford State Forest O’Dowd WLA Poston Plant Lands (AEP): Permit Required Strouds Run State Park Trimble WLA– Now part of O’Dowd WLA Waterloo WLA Wayne National Forest (ATV): Permit Required Lake Hope State Park Zaleski State Forest Where to shop? Outback Jack’s Tradin’ Post Rocky View

Dairy Barn Arts Center Gallery Shop

  Visit Website Location: 8000, Dairy Lane, Athens Phone: 740-592-4981 A fantastic place to shop for that special gift… or a treat for yourself. Arts, crafts, one-of-a-kind pieces from artists locally and beyond. The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s Gallery Shop is open year-round, Tuesday–Saturday, 12 to 5 pm, and Thursday until 8 pm; Sundays 1–5 View

Athens’ Uncorked

  Visit Website Location: 14 Station Street, Athens, OH 45701 Phone: (740) 598-7222 Follow them on Instagram @athensuncorked Athens Uncorked: The first wine bar in Athens! Dozens of WINES BY THE GLASS. MORE SELECTIONS BY THE BOTTLE. QUIET, COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE. BAR HOURS Monday–Thursday 4–11pm Friday–Saturday 4pm-midnight Sunday, closed (bar available for private events, contact us for details) View


Bluetique Bluetique originated in Lexington, KY in 2011 and they have been expanding ever since. Their Athens location opened in August of 2015 at 19 W State Street. They specialize in women’s clothing and accessories. Location: 19 W State St. (next to O’Betteys) Phone Number: (740) 447-9330

Official Guide to Athens County: Digital Edition

Check out the Official Athens County Visitors Guide Digital Edition!  Packed with great articles, beautiful photos and complete directories of hotels, restaurants, shopping and all the best things to see and do in Athens County, Ohio. Request to receive the Official Athens County Visitors Guide by mail! Be sure to request any additional maps or View

Shamrock at Emerald Farm

Shamrock Rentals…

offers a weekend escape at Emerald Farm tucked away on 40 acres, just 20 miles from Ohio University. Perfect getaway for parents on special weekends like Mom’s Weekend, graduation, athletic events, or just visiting your son or daughter.

Athens Uncorked

Athens Uncorked is the First Wine Bar in Athens. 30 Wines By The Glass. More Selections By The Bottle. Quiet, Comfortable Atmosphere.

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.

Bella Vino

Bella Vino is Athens’ source for fine and organic wine along with craft beer at affordable prices!

Lui Lui Restaurant

Visit Website Location: 8 Station Street, Athens Contact: 740-594-8905 Since 1994, Lui Lui has offered the Athens area an eclectic fine dining experience using both Eastern and Western culinary influences along with the freshest, most high quality, locally sourced ingredients available. Our team strives for greatness in everything we do from food preparation, to creating a View

Windy 9 Map Pick-up Points

The best scenic views of Southeast Ohio are waiting for yo on Ohio’s Windy 9. Nearly 1,000 miles of the best driving, riding and biking routes in the state. From a leisurely cruise along the Ohio River, to the twisty turns of State Route 555 (the Triple Nickel), the Windy 9 is your passport to the THE authentic Ohio riding experience!

Smiling Skull Saloon

Equal parts college bar, townie bar and biker bar, ‘The Skull’ was a favorite hangout of my late college years. A little rough around the edges but with a heaping helping of small-town charm.

West Side Brewers

Don’t let all those delicious beers intimidate you, we’ve grouped the different pubs and their showcased breweries into regions around Athens. If you’re walking through the West end of town, we’ve gathered up the closest pubs and breweries to make your check list that much easier to accomplish.

Heavenly Confections

Custom hand-crafted, artisanal cakes baked completely from scratch for a delectable experience that can not be found anywhere else around this area.

Laurel Valley Creamery

Our family farm is a grass-based, sustainable producer of grade A Jersey milk that we craft into small batches of farmstead cheese.

Athens’ Own

Speciality food producer offering dry-aged grain finished black Angus, no antibiotics/growth hormones that’s locally processed from small family farms.

Jackie O’s Taproom & Production Brewery

Visit Website Location: 25 Campbell Street, Athens, Ohio Contact: Send Jackie O’s an email. Equipped with 16 taps for you to enjoy beers straight from the source, our production brewery and taproom is open Monday through Friday from 4p.m. to 9p.m. and Saturday from 12pm to 9pm. The taproom offers a wide variety of merchandise and carryout of 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

Devil’s Kettle Brewing

Athens’ newest microbrewery and taproom, owned and operated by Cameron Fuller, Ohio Brew Week’s winningest home brewer. Enjoy premium ales and lagers in a beautiful, handcrafted taproom.

Hocking College

Visit Website Experiences beyond the classroom bring thousands of visitors to Hocking College and Southeast Ohio. Whether you attend Hocking College or are just visiting the area, you will quickly discover that nature offers its own lessons and there is knowledge to be gleaned even while taking in the gorgeous scenery. Within an hour’s drive View

Ohio’s Windy 9 Route #6 – Pioneer Pass

Something for every skill level and majestic rolling hills are showcased along this challenging trek as you get a glimpse of State Route 555 better known as The Triple Nickle

30 Mile Meal Day | Every Tuesday

30 Mile Meal restaurant week is in July, but supporting the Ohio rural farming community, locavore movement, and eating local food should be celebrated more often. Join us in celebrating 30 Mile Meal.