ATTRACTIONS NEAR THE RAILWAY
The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is the number one visitor attraction in Athens County. However, there are lots of other things to see, places to eat and places to stay in Nelsonville, the Hocking Hills, Athens, and the surrounding area.
To help you plan your visit, we have compiled information on some other things to do, places to eat and where to stay.
For more information, please contact the Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce at (740) 753-4346 or www.nelsonvillechamber.com, the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau at (740) 592-1819 or www.athensohio.com, Hocking Hills Tourism Association at (800) HOCKING or www.explorehockinghills.com, or Vinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.vintoncountytravel.com.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY THE RAILWAY
In Nelsonville, you can…
See the historic Nelsonville Public Square and browse through stores in its arts district.
Cool off at the aquatic center across from the depot.
Shop for a great deal at Rocky® Outdoor Gear Outlet Store.
Take in a show at historic Stuart’s Opera House.
Bike or hike on the scenic 19-mile Hockhocking-Adena Trail between Nelsonville and Athens.
Enjoy horseback riding, mountain biking and off-road vehicles (permit required) in Wayne National Forest, Ohio’s only national forest.
Learn about more Nelsonville activities at www.nelsonvillechamber.com (740) 753-4346.
In Athens County, you can…
In Hocking County, you can…
Visit some of the numerous state parks of the Hocking Hills, including Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Lake Hope, Lake Logan, Rockbridge, Rock House, and Cantwell Cliffs.
Ride an ATV through the woods (740) 592-2500).
Have a zipline adventure through the treetops at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours (740) 385-9477 or www.hockinghillscanopytours.com.
And much more! Fore more information visit Hocking Hills Tourism Association.
WHERE TO STAY NEARBY THE RAILWAY
In Athens County:
Quality Inn– Athens (866) 306-0946 or www.choicehotels.com/quality-inn
Hyde House Bed & Breakfast – Nelsonville (740) 856-7848 or www.1stchoicecabinrentals.com/hyde-house
Primrose Bed & Breakfast – Nelsonville (740) 856-7848 or www.1stchoicecabinrentals.com/primrose-house
Hampton Inn – Athens (740) 593-5600 or www.hamptoninn.com)
In Hocking County:
Hocking Hills Lodge and Conference Center – Logan +1(800) 282-7275 or www.hockinghillsparklodge.com
Baymont Inn & Suites – Logan (877) 279-1261 or www.baymontinns.com
Holiday Inn Express – Logan www.holidayinnexpress.com
Honey Ridge – South Bloomingville (740-332-1364) or www.honey-ridge.com
Old Man’s Cave Chalets – Logan (800-762-9396) or www.oldmanscavechalets.com
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls – Logan (740) 385-7489 or www.innatcedarfalls.com
Hocking Hills – http://www.hockinghills.com/
For more information on lodgings (and there are plenty more from which to choose!), please contact:
PLACES TO EAT NEARBY THE RAILWAY
Next door to the railroad is Starbrick BBQ inside the Rocky Outlet Store. Open from 11-7 Monday-Saturday, it offers a wide range of selections. Other area restaurants include Fullbrooks Cafe and Rhapsody Restaurant among others.
There are also several fast-food restaurants including McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Sonic Drive-In.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau: 740-592-1819 or www.athensohio.com
Hocking Hills Tourism Association: 1-800-HOCKING or www.explorehockinghills.com
Hocking Hills: http://www.hockinghills.com/.