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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12th Annual Little Cities Appalachian Spring Celebration

Apr 24, 2014 - May 3, 2014

Final Fridays on the Square

Apr 25, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014

Ohio University Commencement Ceremonies

May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

May 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

Nelsonville Music Festival

May 29, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014

Ohio University On the Green Weekend

May 30, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014

Art We Use exhibition at The Dairy Barn Arts Center

Jun 20, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014