Welcome to Athens, Bobcat Moms! As you make your weekend plans, we’ve put together a list of ideas on how to make the most of your visit. There is arguably no more beautiful time of year in Athens. There are plenty events and activities that will keep you having fun and experiencing what the community of Athens is all about.
With all the bar hopping that will be taking place on Court Street, going out for a drink may seem overwhelming. Head to the local breweries around town for a more laid-back scene. Little Fish Brewing Co. and Devil’s Kettle Brewing are fantastic microbreweries that create delicious craft brews. If craft beers aren’t your go-to drink, visit the West End Ciderhouse to try house-made ciders and cocktails while enjoying a board game. Athens County’s only wine bar, Athens Uncorked is the perfect place taste a wide variety of wines in a cool, comfortable atmosphere. The local wineries, Shade Winery and Pleasant Hill Vineyards are spectacular spots with fine wines and gorgeous surroundings.
Share the beauty of nature
The beauty of Athens is on display during the spring season. Take a ride on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, being sure to stop to enjoy the Sakura Cherry Blossom trees near The Convocation Center. Take a hike! There are many trail systems around Athens County with scenery perfect for photos. Wildflowers blooming bring the woods to life each spring. Try the Ridges Trails to climb to Radar Hill; one of the most spectacular views of Athens.
Visit White’s Mill
If you’re looking for a uniquely Athens experience this Moms Weekend, visit a Classic Athens gem, White’s Mill. Venture outside the campus of Ohio University and explore this historic landmark, which sits along the Hocking River. It is the perfect place to shop for local art, jewelry, pottery and gardening accessories. Make a day of shopping around Athens County! SO many local shops and boutiques to enjoy.
Athens Food Tour
Athens is a town known for its great eats. Some of the best meals in the county are from our locally owned restaurants and food trucks. From gourmet hot dogs at O’Betty’s to French inspired fare at Zoe Fine Dining and every cuisine in between, the local dining scene gives you a true taste of Athens.
Make Tiaras Together!
Celebrate like the royalty that you are by making your own tiara at Passion Works Studios! Drop into the studio on Saturday, April 6 between 11am – 6pm to create your custom crown. Take home your own piece of art, created to remind you of your visit to Athens.
Plan your next visit!!
When thousands of moms come to town on the same weekend, finding lodging can be a challenge. Plan your next visit, on an of peak week or weekend for more availability. Choose from great cabins, cottages and B&B’s or area hotels & motels. There are many unique and charming places to spend a night off the beaten path in the rolling Appalachian hills—just minutes from Uptown!
One of the best features of Athens is how walkable of a town it is. Reference the Ohio University Campus Parking Map to find parking lots available on campus. Metered street parking is available around town including within the Athens City Parking Garage, conveniently located in uptown Athens.
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