Athens County Tours

Adventures in the Hills

Guided or solo, these tours won’t disappoint. With 5 tours to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect tour of Athens County for you and your family. Check out the tours and let us know if you have any questions! Enjoy your adventure in the hills!

Covered Bridge Tour

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.

Quilt Barn Tour

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.

The Historic College Green at Ohio University

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.

Ora Anderson Trail

The Ora Anderson Trail at the Dairy Barn Arts Center is a place for the community to engage in  experiences in The Dairy Barn Arts Center and outdoors on the trail. 

Athens Audio Tours

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

Historic Uptown Athens Walking Tour

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!

The Ridges Trails

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.

Historical Marker Tour

Get to know Athens from a more historical standpoint, it won’t take long to understand why the locals refuse to leave.