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Things to Do

Encouraging Exploration of Our Nature, History, Festivals, and Food

In Athens and Limestone County, a typical day can start with a quiet morning walk on any of our 17 trails, followed by a stop by one of our local eateries for a hearty Southern-style breakfast or brunch, then a bit of shopping for curated goods with local retailers. A visit to a museum or the library offers the chance to learn something new.  Town and country drives will wind past antebellum homes, agritourism destinations, and opportunities for bird watching, hunting and fishing, and horseback riding. If that’s not enough, the day can conclude with a festival, rodeo, tractor pull, or sporting event.

On the Water

Athens and Limestone County is home to the Tennessee and Elk rivers and the Wheeler Lake Reservoir nearby, so there are many opportunities for fishing, boating, and water sports.

Trails & Loops

We have many miles of trails for walking, hiking, and biking throughout the county, some at local parks in populated areas and others winding through more natural settings.

Shopping & Dining

Downtown Athens is known for specialty shops, and it’s definitely worth it to explore communities for similar gems, treasures tucked in antique malls, and more than 140 restaurants to fuel the adventure.

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Music, Arts & Museums

Live music venues, museums that interpret history, and many opportunities to explore and develop creative abilities deliver plenty of ways to connect with culture.

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Dog-Friendly Destinations

Pets are part of their families, and there are several places specially open to and equipped for welcoming well-behaved four-legged friends.

For more itineraries like these, visit the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association website or call (256) 232-5411.