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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

The Blennerhassett Hotel

Visit Website Location: 320 Market Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia Contact: 800-262-2536 Share the legacy of The Blennerhassett Hotel For more than a century, The Blennerhassett has imparted upon its guests the uniquely attentive service for which its name has become legendary. While we celebrate our storied past, we believe our legacy to be an obligation, View

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

Athens Footpath B&B

  Three bedroom apartment bed and breakfast above a local custom frame shop The Athens Footpath B&B is within easy walking distance of Uptown Athens and adjacent to the Hockhocking Adena Bike Path, which runs from Athens to Nelsonville. Free parking & accessible to restaurants, shopping, and a gourmet wine & health food store. Will 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

Athens County Libations Trail

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

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!

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?

2014 25 Gifts of Athens County Collection

Enjoy a gallery view of the 2014 25 Gifts of Athens County collection!  Most gifts are still available, and retail locations are included below each photo.  #ShopAthensCounty

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

Guide to Hunting and Fishing in Athens County

Where to hunt? Burr Oak State Park Fox Lake WLA Gifford State Forest O’Dowd WLA Poston Plant Lands (AEP): Permit Required Strouds Run State Park Trimble WLA– Now part of O’Dowd WLA Waterloo WLA Wayne National Forest (ATV): Permit Required Lake Hope State Park Zaleski State Forest Where to shop? Outback Jack’s Tradin’ Post Rocky 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.

Dairy Barn Arts Center Gallery Shop

  Visit Website Location: 8000, Dairy Lane, Athens Phone: 740-592-4981 A fantastic place to shop for that special gift… or a treat for yourself. Arts, crafts, one-of-a-kind pieces from artists locally and beyond. The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s Gallery Shop is open year-round, Tuesday–Saturday, 12 to 5 pm, and Thursday until 8 pm; Sundays 1–5 View