Athens County, Ohio


Discover the best brews in Athens County along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. Ride up to award-winning craft breweries, a craft beer hall, and a ciderhouse — all easily accessible along the 21-mile bikeway. Bring your own bike or rent one locally. Come find out what's brewing in Athens County!


Getting Here

COLUMBUS, OH — 74 miles

CHARLESTON, WV — 88 miles

CINCINNATI, OH — 156 miles

PITTSBURGH, PA — 203 miles

LEXINGTON, KY — 210 miles

CLEVELAND, OH — 214 miles

TOLEDO, OH — 220 miles

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — 248 miles


"Coast into southeastern Ohio’s beer scene"

Travel writer, Wendy Pramik, shares her experiences visiting our breweries and more in this article for USA TODAY Travel.


Some of the crew at Jackie O's Brewery and Taproom in Athens, Ohio.


The breweries, the craft beer hall and the ciderhouse

Sip straight from the source at any of our award-winning craft breweries, select from the 32 beers on tap at our craft beer hall or enjoy the delicious beverages that our local cider house has to offer. Come see what's brewing on the bikeway.


 A picture is worth a 1,000 words

People love the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, a nearly 21-mile trail network that connects Nelsonville to Athens with extensions reaching into the surrounding community. Check out the photos people are sharing about the fun and scenic adventures they're having.


Cyclists ride along the bikeway flanked by Spring wildflowers in May.


The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

Parking, restrooms, fix-it stations, points-of-interest and other things you'll want to know to explore the bikeway.


Gear up!

See what these experienced local cyclists choose to bring with them for a day on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway.


Historic, locally made bricks pave the courtyard at Athens Bicycle in Athens, Ohio.


Bike Shops & Bike Rentals

Need a bike, helmet, water bottle, eyewear, sunscreen or a bag for growlers? Find this and much more when you arrive here in Athens County, Ohio. We are home to four local bike shops that have everything you need (or want) for your experience on the Brewed on the Bikeway tour.


"...Athens was genuinely one of the best road trips we’ve ever done."

This article—featured by the Columbus Culinary Connection—showcases some of the amazing eateries and craft breweries that you can make part of your Brewed on the Bikeway tour here in Athens County, Ohio.


It starts with fresh local ingredients at Fullbrook's Cafe in Nelsonville, Ohio.


Eateries near the Bikeway

Athens County, Ohio is home to the most diverse collection of restaurants in the region. Many of them will be serving up fresh, local, farm-to-table foods delivered as both traditional fare and funky fusion dishes inspired from flavors afar. Here are some of those great restaurants along that are also along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway.


Visit Athens County and you'll leave  with a story to tell

There's an enchanting spirit here — tangible through our love of local foods, craft brews, festivals and the arts. Adjacent to the Hocking Hills region — whether it's Athens, Nelsonville or one of our little cities of the forest — Athens County is a destination for those seeking a truly original experience. We're a little offbeat, fairly unconventional and always worth the trip.

Check out the official Instagram account for Athens County, Ohio, to see what this magical place is like.


Music fans watch a spontaneous wedding ceremony occur before a show on the "Porch Stage" at the Nelsonville Music Festival.


Plan your visit

It's true, we're one of Ohio's quirkiest places. We don't work hard at it, it just happens. Maybe it's the inspiring backdrop of rolling green hills and meandering creeks. Maybe it's the perpetual youth of being in a college town. Or maybe it's just good old Appalachian ingenuity. Whatever the reason, we know you'll find Athens County, Ohio to be truly inspiring.


Stay Overnight

A day exploring our local craft breweries along the bikeway calls for a night of rest and rejuvenation. Athens County, Ohio offers lodging ranging from traditional hotels and motels to unique cabins, lodges, inns and bed & breakfasts. Find a place to relax and unwind in your own way.