America’s covered bridges are one of the nation’s most treasured architectural achievements, and Athens County is proud to claim three of the eighteen covered bridges in the Hocking Hills region.
While on the lookout for the next historic Quilt Barn, you’ll discover winding creeks, fields of wildflowers, spectacular overlooks, and covered bridges. Pack a picnic and don’t forget your camera. Choose between the 45-mile Appliqué Loop, the 45-mile Stitch Loop, or the 55-mile Quilter’s Loop.
Just visiting Ohio University? Whether you’re in for a quick stop or a longer stay you’ll find plenty to see and do on the historic campus known by any who’ve walked its hallowed grounds as one of the most beautiful universities in the nation.
Visitor and locals alike have enjoyed audio driving tours of the region for many years and we thought it only fitting to share these great stories with you again. Produced by Athenian Sandra Sleight-Brennan, they tell a timeless tale of the road less-traveled. Enjoy. Back in Time – Route 33 from Athens to Lancaster Follow View
Welcome to the Wistendahl Native Plant Garden: Gateway of Ohio’s Native Flora The Wistendahl Garden was created in 2014 to serve as a place to discover the native plants, trees, shrubs, vines and grasses that are found in this region. The garden has been dedicated to Warren and Jean Wistendahl, a couple who invested most View
Athenians love locally-made beer, wine and spirits. The Athens Libations trail connects 3 craft breweries, 3 wineries, a cider house and a distillery. Taste the flavors of Athens County and have some fun while doing it. Breweries Jackie O’s Taproom & Production Brewery | 25 Campbell Street, Athens Equipped with 16 taps for you to enjoy View
From Ohio University’s serene College Green to the Athens Historic Armory, Court Street is home to many of the shops and eateries that make up the heart and soul of Uptown Athens. Explore for yourself!
Athens County is home to three fun and thrilling geocaching trails.
We’ll Provide the Curves… You Create the Adventure.
Far from the shadows cast by buildings of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, the nearly 700 acres that make up The Ridges property of Ohio University reflect the kind of place the mental hospital really was.
Athens County’s greenhouses are sprouting up everywhere and offer you an opportunity to take in the beauty and aroma of some of the world’s most precious plants.
Get to know Athens from a more historical standpoint, it won’t take long to understand why the locals refuse to leave.