Brick Streets and Back Roads

An Athens Food Guide for New Bobcats

We’ve put together a food guide for all the new Bobcats out there. From on the go grub to authentic cuisine, we cover all the ground for the taste buds to explore.

Eat Athens! Guest post from Eat Play Cbus.

The following is written by a guest blogger; Megan Rivers of Eat Play Cbus.    EATING IN ATHENS Athens. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? I am going to take a wild guess and say “Ohio University?” What is the second thing that comes to mind? I am going to take another wild View

Spend a day in historic Nelsonville!

Nelsonville is a charming town just 10 minutes from the City of Athens. It’s the perfect spot for day trip or add-on to a visit to Athens.

Explore Quilt National

The 20th Biennial of Quilt National is a competition and exhibit featuring juried art quilts from around the world.

Ohio Brew Week 2017

Ohio breweries will take over the taps in Athens from July 14-22 during the 12th annual Ohio Brew Week, a nine-day celebration of Ohio beers. Pair the best Ohio craft brews with super-local food and tons of entertainment during what is widely knows as the best week of the season to visit Athens.   To View

A girls guide to Ohio Brew Week

Ohio Brew Week = Best week of the summer! So much to do, in addition to the brews. Grab your gals and see why this could be one of the best girl trips of the summer!

Outdoor Escapes in Athens County

The summer months are full of chirping birds and insects that buzz from ear to ear. The trees are in mid season and full of lush green growth signifying a successful resurgence to their full potential. Athens remains a twinkling star in the eyes of outdoor adventurers and with dozens of walking trails zig-zagging their way through the rolling hills of Appalachia.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Athens County

If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we have a few suggestions for heartfelt gifts and ideas for spending quality time together. From delicious eats to thoughtful adventures, we have you covered for this holiday of celebrating Mom! Give a Passion Flower Why give your mom a flower View

Kickstands Up! May, 2017

Spring has sprung here in Athens County, Ohio and motorcyclist are getting anxious to go riding. Beautiful days and warm temperatures bring out the bikes! The Rim of the World Route on Ohio’s Windy 9 is a favorite of many. The Rim guarantees historic sights, a couple state parks, great scenery, along with a lot View

Planning for Spring Commencement: What You Need to Know

Graduation is a time of transition. Bobcats will enter the halls of the Convo as students and will exit as alumni. It’s a time filled with excitement and possibility. It’s also one of the busier weekends in Athens County. Planning ahead means students and parents can focus on celebrating this moment and less on dealing with the details.

An Egg-cellent Easter in Athens, Ohio

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.

Take a tour of Food Trucks in Athens

Athens County is no stranger to great food – in fact it’s really the mecca of dining for Southeast Ohio – and food trucks are no exception. Check out some of Ohio’s best and longest-running food carts and trucks to discover some delicious eats on the streets! Athens offers a variety of food carts for View

A Guide to a Low-key Mom’s Weekend in Athens

Better clean your room; Mom’s coming to town this weekend! Mothers, aunts and grandmas will venture to Athens at the end of the week for Ohio University’s popular Moms Weekend. Although you’ll find many moms on Court Street this weekend, there are many other ways to have a fun, low-key Moms Weekend in Athens.   View

Looking back on winter in #AthensOhio

12 of the Best Winter Instagrams Taken in #AthensOhio Every changing of the season in Athens brings a new batch of breathtaking photography that shows off the county’s true beauty. As we welcome spring, here are 12 photos to show the charm chillier days!   A post shared by Dustin D. Gross (@dustpan144) on Feb 4, View

Spring into Warmer Weather in Athens County

As we 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 drafted some perfect spring activities to do in and around Athens. Get moving along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway If you’re View

Perfect Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Athens

Whether you and your honey plan a special date night or your group of friends spend the day celebrating friendship, these activities guarantee a perfect Valentine’s Day in Athens County. Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials Bring your appetite and your significant other… Sol Island Bar and Grill will serve a five course couple’s dinner. Bring your View

Your Guide to A Sweet Valentine’s Day in Athens

Love is in the air! Make Valentine’s Day unforgettable and extra special by planning a little getaway to Athens, where you’ll fall in love with the brick streets, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered hills and local restaurants. Where to Stay Fall in love with the Bodhi Tree Guesthouse, a Buddhist-inspired retreat, situated on a picturesque four-acre hilltop. View

How to Celebrate New Year’s in Athens

Welcome the New Year with all your friends in Athens, Ohio! From family oriented activities to casual laid-back festivities, Athens offers something for everyone.

The 25 Gifts of Athens County

It’s the most magnificent, magical time of the year! Make a day, night or weekend of shopping for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, in Athens County. From the traditional to the fun and funky and uniquely Athenian, this annual series of gift ideas will get you started on your quest to fill View

Ohio University Dads Weekend 2016: What To Do, Eat & See

The annual Dads Weekend welcomes crowds of excited fathers back to Ohio University. The streets of Athens experience waves of cheering dads, some visiting for their first time—others returning with open arms to their alma mater. Dad’s Weekend activities and events satisfy even the most restless of fathers. We provided a collection of what to View

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Athens

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Komen Race for the Cure Athens will celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battle, and raise funds to fight breast cancer right here in Athens County.

7 Things OU Alums Must Do at Homecoming

Whether this year marks your first homecoming as an alum, or you’ve been revisiting Athens for so many years that you’ve lost count, here are seven must-dos for alums returning to our beloved town.

Athens On Tap: Devil’s Kettle Brewing

Cameron Fuller is Ohio Brew Week’s winningest home brewer, and now the owner/brewer of Devil’s Kettle Brewing, where his award-winning brews make up the tap list.

The 2016 Ohio Brew Week Beer & Cider Trail

Athens has become quite a craft beer & spirit destination. Now you have a chance to see why! The Athens Beer & Cider Trail tour is Tuesday, July 16, during Ohio Brew Week from 12:30-7:30 pm. Walk, bike, cab, or bus your way around this most delicious craft brew trail to celebrate the opening weekend of Ohio Brew Week! View

Ohio Brew Week 2016 Preview

Ohio breweries will take over the taps in Athens from July 15-23 during the 11th annual Ohio Brew Week, a nine-day celebration of Ohio beers. Get here and fest on!

Family fun for a summer in Athens County

When the days are sunny and the kids are out of school, the possibilities for fun for all ages in Athens County are endless. Adventure awaits around every corner.

Adios Athens: An OU Senior Sendoff

A letter to my soon-to-be alma mater and the city that defined it, As a graduating senior, I can’t help but look back on my time spent here with you. There were numerous visits planned, but after my very first trip, I knew there was no other place quite as unique and fitting as you. View

Celebrate Easter in Athens

  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. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny | March 19, 8:30am-10:30am. A pancake breakfast is the perfect way to carb-load before a View

5 Can’t Miss Events In Athens This Week

Grab all the friends and family you can muster for another exciting week of community-filled fun in Athens County! There’s an art auction at the Dairy Barn that will secure local artist support for years to come and Ohio University’s 10th Annual Art Extravaganza, showcasing the next generation of young artists. St. Patrick’s Day is on View

This Week in Athens: 6 Must See Events

Take a look at what Athens has to offer you this week, whether it’s a great performance or an opportunity to help the community, Athens has an abundance of fun-filled events.

A Day at the Museums in Athens

If you find yourself visiting Athens County on a gray, rainy or snowy day, head indoors at a museum, where there’s plenty to do, see and explore.

8 Things to Do While Keeping Warm in Athens

Take a peek at the next hottest things to do in Athens in the coming weeks. Skip hibernating this winter for more exciting opportunities and cultural experiences around Athens, Ohio!

5 Winter Hikes in Athens

Even when it’s cold outside, you’ll warm up quickly when you hit the trails in Athens County, Ohio.

Athens Aglow with Twinkling Lights

we head our way toward the heart of the holiday season with the locations of the best and brightest holiday light shows around Athens County. The good cheer and joy that accompanies the cold weather also brings out the best in decorative lighting. There’s several can’t-miss festive displays found throughout Athens. Here’s where to find them

Shop Local for the Holidays

Seasonal shopping options are found all over Athens County, have you stopped in any of the local businesses to look for that meaningful gift destined to bring a smile to your loved ones?

The 2015 Edition of The 25 Gifts of Athens County

It’s the most magnificent, magical time of the year! Make a day (and night!) of shopping for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, in Athens County. From the traditional to the fun and funky and uniquely Athenian, this series of gift ideas will get you started on your quest to fill the stockings View

Dads’ Weekend 2015: Where To Find Your Fun

Ohio University is welcoming their crowd of adoring fathers for their annual OU Dad’s Weekend. The streets of Athens will once again experience waves of cheering dads, some visiting for their first time and many others returning with open arms to their alma mater.