Spring into warm weather in Athens County!

The annual blooming of the Sakura Cherry Blossom trees on Ohio University’s campus


With winter coming to an end soon, Athens County visitors and residents eagerly await the blooming of flowers and the rise of temperatures. To celebrate longer days and warmer weather, we drafted some perfect spring activities to do in Athens County.


Cyclists enjoy a stop at Little Fish Brewing Co., while experiencing Brewed on the Bikeway!

Get moving along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

If you’re looking for an active way to enjoy the weather and views, grab your bike or lace up your shoes and head to the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. Start at the bikeway in Athens, in front of the Athens Community Center on East State Street, and you’ll pass Ohio University’s campus and then disappear into the serene woods along the Hocking River leading you all the way to Nelsonville. If delicious Ohio craft beers entice you, you must experience Brewed on the Bikeway! All of Athens County’s breweries are conveniently located on or adjacent the bikeway, making for a sipping, sampling good time.




Spring wildflowers are abundant at Strouds Run State Park.

Explore at Strouds Run

Warmer weather means more time for outdoor exploring. Strouds Run offers kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals for the water explorer. As trees begin to sprout their leaves, spring marks the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. There are miles of hiking and biking trails to explore. You’ll find trails of all types, for every skill level, so bring the family! Getting together and getting back to nature is a beautiful way to welcome Spring.


Lake Snowden is a beautiful springtime spot.

Picnic at Lake Snowden

Grab some food from a local 30 Mile Meal restaurant or one of Athens’ many food trucks before heading to Lake Snowden. The lake covers approximately 136 acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio. The shelter houses, restroom facilities, beach, shoreline fishing holes, and fish hatchery make Lake Snowden a full-featured recreation park.



The College Hill Cottage is one of many local cabins in Athens County.

Spend more time

There is so much to see and do in Athens County. The food, nightlife, music, arts, shopping…. so much fun to be had. Make a stay of it! From full service hotels to quaint b&bs, there are lodging options aplenty to make your trip to Athens a special one.




No matter the weather or season, Athens County is beautiful year-round. Share your shots of springtime beauty by using #AthensOhio on social media.