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Eclipse Company Store and Beer Hall

Visit Website Eclipse Company Store is a unique building in that it is the only one of its kind now standing in Southeastern Ohio. The beautifully renovated Store is at the center of the century- old coal mining town of Hocking, which was operational from 1902-1938 and again from 1940-1948. The town itself sits atop 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.

Brick City Deli

Visit Website Location: Jefferson Marketplace, 101 E. Union St. Phone: 740-593-2970 This New York-style deli features delicious made-to-order sandwiches using the finest Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses, as well as locally-baked breads. Order it to go, or dine in and enjoy the atmosphere. The Brick City Deli also features online ordering. Customers may pay View

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.

Legolas LLC

Visit Website Location: 66 E. First St., The Plains Ohio  45780 Contact: Phone: 740-797-1600 Quality one-two bedroom housing located in The Plains. Trash and parking included with air conditioning.    

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

Integration Acres

Visit Website Location: 9794 Chase Rd., Albany, Ohio 45710 Phone: 740-698-6060 Integration Acres is known for the amazing and fresh pawpaws, which they use every year at the annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival in the summer. They also have an array of milk and cheese to enjoy as well.  

Murray’s Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery

Murray’s Landing Is a family owned and operated business in Nelsonville, the star of the Hocking Hills, and will re-open for the season in April! Enjoy the scenic Hocking River, a Class I river  in a canoe or kayak which is safe and fun for all ages! 

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

Winter Educational Programs for Children

  The Wayne National Forest is offering three new Wild Weekend Discovery programs this winter at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters & Athens Ranger Station. All programs are designed for children ages preschool to 5th grade and run from 10 to 11 a.m. on a Saturday. Become familiar with the owls who live in your 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.

Athens Makerspace

Athens Makers and Upcyclers have their own home in ReUse Industries’ Makerspace Makerspaces provide workspace, tools, skilled instruction and other types of support to help people learn new skills, explore their creative passions, start new businesses and grow existing businesses. There are over 300 existing and planned makerspaces in the United States, helping drive a View

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 Yoga

Bringing the community together for health and well-being. 77 1/2 East State Street

Bobcat Cabin

Bobcat Cabin offers 4 luxury bedrooms with Big screen TV’s in living and family room, 2 beautiful bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen perfect for family gatherings,

Stuart’s Opera House After School Music Program

Stuart’s Opera House After School Music Program is Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017! Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio is now accepting applications for students interested in becoming a part of the Stuart’s Afterschool Music Program (AMP) starting in September 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year! Students will learn to play instruments (guitar, drums, bass, View

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

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!

Lakeside Farmers Market

Head to the Lakeisde Farmers Market for local produce and hand-crafted items This twice-weekly market takes place at storage facility at the turnoff to the Alexander School complex. The vendors use the storage units as store fronts. The Lakeside Farmers Market runs Saturdays and Sundays year-round from 10:00am -2:00pm. Visit Website Location: 6100 School Road, Albany Contact: View

C & E Grocery

Location: 468 Richland Avenue, Athens Phone: 740-592-1555 A local chain of grocery stores that carry many regional and local products.

Athens Bread Company

Visit Website Location: 284 East State Street, Suite A, Athens Phone: 740-331-9777 Athens Bread Company is a bakery and panini shop owned by head baker, Douglass Wistendahl, who was raised in Athens and returned to pursue his passion for bread after practicing law in New York City for over 30 years. Our bread is the product of View

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.

Creekside Farm

Visit Website Contact: 717-964-8785 Athens’ Only Animal Welfare-Approved Farm Creekside Farm is a family farm made up of 90 acres of wooded hillsides, rolling meadows and fertile creek bottoms. We seasonally milk a small herd of dairy goats and use the milk to make farmstead cheeses and yogurt in our on-farm facility. We also sell View


Anyone who has ever spent #OneNightInAthens has a unique story to tell. By day you can immerse yourself into the Athenian culture. Ride the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, visit the Dairy Barn Arts Center, shop the Athens Farmers Market, walk around the beautiful Ohio University campus, enjoy a locally-grown meal, and shop around Uptown Athens at all View

Uptown Athens

Welcome to a Half-Mile of Sheer Spontaneity A trip to Uptown Athens is always filled with the unexpected. Sometimes it’s as simple as running into friends, finding a one-of-a-kind treasure, or sampling something new on a menu. Other times, you might be caught up in a giant puppet parade, an impromptu concert by a street View

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.

Dutch Creek Winery

Visit Athens newest winery, specializing in honey wines and mead made fresh from nature’s goodness.

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!

Athens County Maps

Athens County is gorgeous, filled with its rolling hills and superb hiking trails and parks.  If you haven’t visited Athens County yet, you’ll have to put it on your To-Do List.  For those who have visited before, be sure to stop by again! We have so many amazing places to visit, whether it be in View

Natives In Harmony

Natives in Harmony carries Ohio prairie, wetland and woodland species to suit a variety of areas and tastes.

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!

Tourism Grant/Sponsorship Program

  Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau 2020 Tourism Grants and Sponsorships Information Deadline: Friday, February 14th by 5:00pm Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the 2020 ACCVB Tourism Grants. These awards are given to help promote tourism-related events, projects and promotions in Athens County, Ohio. This funding provides non-profit tourism attractions and organizations with View

OMG! Rotisserie

Visit Website Location: 139 Columbus Rd., Athens Contact Information: Phone: 740-447-9598 OMG! Rotisserie specializes in mouth watering, humanely raised chicken, made-from-scratch soul food sides, crisp fresh salads and scrumptious sandwiches. Family-owned and operated, OMG! uses only the highest quality ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Menu favorites include, a five-cheese macaroni and cheese, gumbo and collard greens; made-to-order View

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?