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Mountain Biking in Athens

ATHENS COUNTY OFFERS OHIO’S BEST IN MOUNTAIN BIKING Athens County offers a vast variety of parks to hit the hills and find your flow!  And, check out the Phase 1 section of the new Baileys Mountain Bike Trail system on the Wayne National Forest, located just north of Athens in Chauncey, OH.  (Pronounced “chancy”). Any View

Reopening Tips, Resources and Inspiration

Athens County Inspires During a Season of Reopening Great things are happening all around us!  You continue to inspire us with your reopening strategies, so let’s learn from each other.  One thing’s for sure, a new normal is on our horizon.  Change can be good, and working to keep our community healthy is creating some View

Keep Athens Healthy, Visit with Love!

Keep Athens Healthy, Visit with Love!  Visitor Recommendations Printable PDF                                 In Athens, we have worked hard to flatten the curve, and this effort continues as we reopen all the things we love about our community for locals and visitors.  The health and View

Athens Zoom Backgrounds

Athens Zoom Backgrounds Missing Athens?  Tired of all those Zoom meeting and classes?  Check out our Zoom backgrounds!  Enjoy the photography of Joel Prince and share some Athens love each time you Zoom! To download a Zoom background: Click on the Zoom Background to open in another window; Click on the Zoom Background again to View

Athens County and the Original Declaration of Independence

As we celebrate the 4th of July and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, learn how a small fort built along the Ohio River in eastern Athens County jumpstarted America’s quest for freedom and democracy, with the penning of the Fort Gower Resolves. Fort Gower was established in November of 1774 at View

Diner Day Wednesday: Court Street Diner

We’d like to invite you along our tasty food journey; welcome to Diner Day Wednesdays! Each Wednesday, the entire staff of the Athens County Visitors Bureau will be dining around the county at local diners. And sharing the deliciousness with YOU!     The Court Street Diner. An icon of Uptown Athens. A place where View

Welcome to Athens, Bobcat Moms!

Welcome to Athens, Bobcat Moms! So much fun to be had during your visit. Here are a few ideas to get your planning started.

Celebrate love, Athens style!

Valentines Day is near! Make your plans for this special day, celebrating love, right in Athens County. Here are just a few ideas on how to celebrate.   The classic dinner and a movie Plan the perfect evening with friends, family or a loved one with dinner and a movie. Make it uniquely Athens and View

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.

Ohio Brew Week – From the Youngest’s Perspective

As Ohio Brew Week gets set for its 13th year, take a second to look back on a brief history of the festival that Athens loves from the perspective of the youngest Ohio Brew Week worker: Ethan Gates, son of founding member and executive director, Dan Gates and chief marketing executive, Melody Sands.

Ohio Brew Week Event Breakdown

Ohio Brew Week will be celebrating its 13th annual year as a premiere 9-day festival showcasing over 200 craft beers from all over the state. The festival is well-known throughout Ohio and welcomes hundreds of brewers and thousands of attendees from all over the region. OBW features over 90 events with some of the more View

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

Celebrate the New Year in Athens

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. As we close a chapter to this year, we begin another chapter of new discoveries, new friends, new experiences, and overall, new beginnings. And what better way to begin 2018 than to celebrate it here in Athens County?! Where will you be when the View

This Week in Athens; Dec. 18-24

December is flying by so fast! Christmas is just a few days away, followed by the New Year. It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. This doesn’t mean that you can’t make the best of the last weeks we have this year; celebrate the end of a year and the start of a View

Holiday Hop Around Athens

It’s the most magical time of the year! Experience the festive fun in Athens County for yourself and plan a day of holiday cheer.

This Week in Athens; Dec. 4-10

As the Holiday season continues, the more winter fun there is! Winter sports, seasonal foods, horse-drawn wagon rides and even Santa coming to visit are all things you and your family can look forward to this week. Be sure to bundle up; it’s starting to get chilly! Below is a look at our top events View

This Week in Athens; Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

The Holidays are here as we enter the first week of December. It’s a time of happiness where we reflect on those who mean the most to us. We all want to make this Holiday season memorable, but it can also be a lot to juggle all at once. We want to make it easier View

This Week in Athens; Nov. 20-25

Numerous events will be popping up throughout Athens County over the next couple of months as the winter quickly approaches. Sometimes it can be a lot to remember, especially with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We want to make it easier for you by giving you a rundown of this week’s View

Why we’re thankful for Athens County

The approaching holiday season reminds us of all we are thankful for; including our beautiful corner of the world, Athens County. From the delicious food to the beautiful scenery, there’s no shortage of things to be thankful for in our beloved community. Here are five reasons why we are thankful for Athens County.   Food: View

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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!