Explore Athens County

From the excitement of city living to cultural Appalachian retreats, see what Athens has to offer...

rest

Choose from dozens of cozy cabins, cottages or bed and breakfasts

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play

Visitors feel as if they have discovered a hidden treasure

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taste

Whatever you crave, Athens County has the perfect place

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come visit

Known for its eclectic mix of events and activities

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Home to Ohio University and Hocking College, Athens County is nestled deep in the Appalachian foothills of Southeast Ohio. The lively arts and music scene entertains locals and visitors alike all year round. The eclectic shopping and dining scene is a result of the presence of a large university and rich Appalachian heritage. Hunting, kayaking, bouldering, hiking, cycling, and mountain biking are just some of the most popular outdoor activities.

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Final Fridays on the Square

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014

Trick-or-Treat in the Athens Area

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

Uptown for the Holidays Gingerbread Competition & Display

Nov 1, 2014

Ohio University Men's Basketball

Nov 8, 2014 - Mar 6, 2015

Uptown for the Holidays

Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014

National Forensics Association National Championship Tournament

Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 20, 2015

Quilt National

May 23, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015