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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Indian Mound Festival

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

Stuart's Fall Wine Express

Oct 3, 2014


Oct 4, 2014

Nuit Blanche Arts Festival

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

Ohio University Homecoming

Oct 6, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014

Appalachian Color In The Hills Festival

Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

18th Annual Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival

Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014