An Egg-cellent Easter in Athens, Ohio

Photographs of the cherry blossoms on the Ohio University campus along the Hocking River in Athens, Ohio during sunset. Photograph by Joel Prince

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.

Share a Special Brunch

Lake Hope Lodge

Lake Hope Lodge offers an Easter Sunday Brunch. Tickets are $29/Adults $15/Kids. Reservations are required so make sure to call 740-596-0601 to reserve a table. Seating sessions include 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm.

Cutlers Ohio University Inn

Enjoy brunch at the Ohio University Inn on April 16th! Afterwards, take a stroll on some paths at The Ridges. Brunch is served 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hunt for Eggs

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with free food (Hotdogs, Popcorn, Candy, and Drinks), Bounce Houses, Bubble Stations, Face Painting, Craft Tables, Music, and Corn Hole. Everything is absolutely free and is open to absolutely everyone who is willing to come. The event at Lifepoint Church of Athens begins at 11 a.m. and concludes around 1 p.m., or later.

Little Fish

Join Little Fish for the 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Little Fish on Sunday the 16th. Egg hunt will start at 2pm. There will be eggs hidden across our 2 acre property with both kids and adult prizes. Kids drink free all day (Ginger ale or juice) The Cajun Clucker food truck will be here serving food from 1-8 p.m.

Make Memories

Blooming Beauties – Burr Oak

By now the spring wildflowers should be giving us a showy display. Join the naturalist for a hike to identify and enjoy woodland wildflowers.  Meet at the Burr Oak Lodge at 2pm on Saturday the 15th.

Athens Community Center

Head to the Athens Community Center for a fun-filled day! Bring the family to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, get your face painted, enjoy good food, and much more! Come support local small businesses!! The festives start at 9 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.

We wish you all a happy Easter weekend full of sweets and times of thankfulness. Be sure to share any memories by using the #AthensOhio hashtag.