Watersports

Athens is awash with opportunities for water sports and recreation: Dow Lake at Strouds Run State Park, Lake Snowden, Lake Hope State Park, and Burr Oak Lake all make for the perfect kayaking or canoeing trip. The calm lake waters are ideal for beginners, while seasoned water enthusiasts enjoy taking in the sites of the beautiful hills and jutting cliffs.

Athens City Pool

Athens City Pool

Beat the heat with a trip to the Athens City Pool, open seasonally May - August.

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Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures

Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures

Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures providing quality outdoor adventure trips and skills instruction to people of all ages and abilities. Choose from rock climbing and rappelling, canoeing and kayaking, or cycling.

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Hocking Hills Adventures

Hocking Hills Adventures

Hocking Hills Adventures offers safe and memorable outdoor experiences to everyone through fun and friendly service.

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Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope State Park

A natural paradise, Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges. In addition to the beautiful scenery youíll also see remnants of abandoned mining and iron industries, the Hope Furnace and a pioneer cemetery.

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Nelsonville Water Park

Beat the heat with a trip to the Nelsonville Water Park, open seasonally May - August.

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Southeastern Ohio Kayaking

Southeastern Ohio Kayaking

Witness the beauty of Southeastern Ohio with a kayaking or canoeing tour around the area lakes and rivers, stay in a campground and enjoy the wilderness with the family, or go on the popular beaver tour in Lake Hope State Park.

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Touch the Earth Adventures

Touch the Earth Adventures

Touch the Earth Adventures is an outdoor adventure experience created to inspire people to be in tune with our Earth through hiking, kayaking and cycling expeditions. Make new friends and lifetime memories through guided day- and weekend-long trips.

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