Location: Nelsonville, Ohio
The city of Nelsonville loves welcoming visitors to its unique Historic Square Arts District, which offers a taste of Athens County’s large Appalachian artist community. In recent years the charming public square has come back to life and is known as an art lover’s paradise. Attractions include several gift shops, a quilt shop, pottery store, photography studio, and antiques, as well as a coffee shop and deli. Most of the shops are open Wednesdays through Saturdays between 11 AM and 5:30 PM. Within walking distance are the Rocky Brands Outlet Store and the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.
The Historic Arts District is off of Rt. 33 and makes a nice stop on the way to Athens. From the north, take a left off of Rt. 33 at the Rocky Outdoor Gear Store. From the south, take a right.