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
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 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 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 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
Visit Website Phone: 614-288-9269 Email: email@example.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.
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
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 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 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
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
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
Visit Website Location: 66 E. First St., The Plains Ohio 45780 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 740-797-1600 Quality one-two bedroom apartments located in The Plains. Trash and parking included with air conditioning.
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 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!
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
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.
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
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
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 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
Bringing the community together for health and well-being. 77 1/2 East State Street http://aystudio.org/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens Friday, October 14 Delight in the flavors of fall at the Athens Harvest Festival. Don’t miss the Tony Award-winning musical “Once” at the Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at 7:30pm. Hit Uptown Athens for a great meal and maybe a cocktail, then enjoy a late evening coffee and View
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
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
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
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
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 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
Welcome to the Wistendahl Native Plant Garden: Gateway of Ohio’s Native Flora The Wistendahl Garden was created in 2014 to serve as a place to discover the native plants, trees, shrubs, vines and grasses that are found in this region. The garden has been dedicated to Warren and Jean Wistendahl, a couple who invested most View
Join us throughout the month of July as we celebrate the delicious foods and spirits of Athens County!
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
Shop local produce, meats, baked goods, plus plants and hand-crafted items at the Shade Community Market The market runs Saturdays 9:00 am-1:00pm and Tuesdays 3:00 pm-7:00 pm, May-October.
Location: 468 Richland Avenue, Athens Phone: 740-592-1555 A local chain of grocery stores that carry many regional and local products.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Visit Athens newest winery, specializing in honey wines and mead made fresh from nature’s goodness.
Location: 3187 Pleasant Hill Rd, right in between Pleasant Hill Winery and Shade Winery. Contact: Marti Limoli Phone: 740-541-2700 Website: www.lavenderforluck.co We grow and sell lavender, cut flowers and herbs. We’ve added on a bridge for the kids to play on, a fire pit for evenings and a deck for sitting and enjoying. Folks are welcome to cut View
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 is home to three fun and thrilling geocaching trails.
We’ll Provide the Curves… You Create the Adventure.
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 carries Ohio prairie, wetland and woodland species to suit a variety of areas and tastes.
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Visit Website Location: 139 Columbus Rd., Athens Contact Information: email@example.com 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
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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
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
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
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
Eat up at these Athens Ohio area food trucks and carts. It’s street eatin’ at its best!
Putnam and Speedwell collects antiques and vintage furniture, home furnishings, fashion, books and curiosities steeped in the colorful history and beauty of Athens, Ohio and its place in Appalachia.
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 is the First Wine Bar in Athens. 30 Wines By The Glass. More Selections By The Bottle. Quiet, Comfortable Atmosphere.
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 is Athens’ source for fine and organic wine along with craft beer at affordable prices!
Receive your official copy of the Ohio’s Windy 9 map in the mail!
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
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!
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.
Athens’ east side is home to several restaurants that eat up the locavore movement and host a variety of craft beers this year as homage to this year’s Ohio Brew Week.
South Court Street is steps away from Ohio University but light years when it comes to the atmosphere surrounding the two. South Court Street acts as the gateway to Athens’ nightlife with several bars and establishments eagerly waiting to welcome those into their doors.
During Ohio Brew Week, the bars are stocked with an enormous and jaw-dropping amount of craft beers and ciders brought in from a host of Ohio breweries. You’ll find the most bars over the least distance here which makes for marking off that lengthy craft beer list that much easier.
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.
Custom hand-crafted, artisanal cakes baked completely from scratch for a delectable experience that can not be found anywhere else around this area.
Athens institution serving locally-sourced chicken for over 60 years.
Locally owned hot dog joint and ice cream shop.
Our family farm is a grass-based, sustainable producer of grade A Jersey milk that we craft into small batches of farmstead cheese.
Speciality food producer offering dry-aged grain finished black Angus, no antibiotics/growth hormones that’s locally processed from small family farms.
Athens newest mircobrewery specializing in farmhouse-style ales and oak barrel aged sour beers.
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
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
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.
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
Make sure to stop at the Triple Nickle Diner for some great food and hometown atmosphere! Jump back on OH 555 let “The Triple Nickle” take it from here…
Celebrate the Hocking Valley’s coal heritage with a tour through the Little Cities of Black Diamonds.
Let Old US 33 take you back in time by navigating the main historic thoroughfare connecting Athens to the Ohio River.
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
“The Zipper” boasts unique versatility and a perfect snapshot of the true Ohio riding experience.
Try to keep your eyes on the road while flowing alongside the Hocking River to its confluence with the Ohio.
Onward through Wayne National Forest into the famous Hocking Hills region to discover one of America’s most popular eco-adventure destinations.
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.
Head south along the Ohio River Scenic Byway for an amazing glide through river towns of yesteryear.