Spring into Warmer Weather in Athens County


Finally! It’s time to pack up our parkas and store away our snow boots, Athens County visitors and residents eagerly await the blooming of flowers and the rise of temperatures. To celebrate longer days and warmer weather, we offer you these spring activities to experience in Athens County.



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. The best part about the bikeway during the spring? The Japanese cherry blossoms along the Hocking River!



Explore the outdoors at Strouds Run
Warmer weather means more opportunities to explore the beauty of Mother Nature. Strouds Run offers kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals for the water explorer. As trees begin sprout leaves, spring marks the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Enjoy the beach area and catch some rays. There are many hiking and biking trails throughout the Strouds Run Trail Network. Something for all skill levels. The park comes to life in the spring as wildflowers bloom throughout the season.




Picnic at Lake Snowden

Grab some food from a local 30 Mile Meal restaurant or create your own picnic and head to Lake Snowden. The lake covers approximately 136 acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. And plan ahead for some summer fun! Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekend, the Inflatable Water Park at Lake Snowden is a great way to cool off when the weather gets hot! The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from the City of Athens. The shelter houses, beach, shoreline fishing holes, and fish hatchery make Lake Snowden a full-featured recreation park.



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