Explore Athens County

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


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

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Visitors feel as if they have discovered a hidden treasure

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Whatever you crave, Athens County has the perfect place

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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

Nov 28, 2014


Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 25, 2014

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Santa Train

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014

Uptown for the Holidays

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014

Holiday Bazaar at The Dairy Barn

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014

Stuart's Winter Wine Express

Dec 12, 2014

An Appalachian Christmas Carol

Dec 17, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014