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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upcoming events

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Athens International Film + Video Festival

Apr 3, 2015 - Apr 9, 2015


Apr 11, 2015

National Forensics Association National Championship Tournament

Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 20, 2015

Quilt National

May 23, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

Nelsonville Music Festival

May 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Ohio Brew Week

Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015

Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015