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    This weekend is all about the dads of the alum studying hard away from home at Ohio University. Where the dad jokes run wild and there’s plenty to do in Hocking Hills and Athens areas! Take Dad on a trip he won’t forget with these awesome happenings in the area!

    Ohio University Dads Weekend

    Here are some of our places to eat and check out in the surrounding area around campus where your Bobcat hangs out.Thai Paradise, Casa Nueva, Miller’s Chicken (this is a local favorite), and Sol are all great options for some top notch grub. Jackie’s O’s, The Pub, Tony’s Tavern, Athens Uncorked, and Broney’s are all great places to grab an adult beverage with your now adult Bobcat. Last, but never least, you can’t forget to stop at Union Street Diner in the morning for some delicious breakfast.

    While there’s plenty of things to check out around campus and a load of places to go eat, we’ve scoured the area for activities to do this weekend!

    Saturday November 6th

    Tunnel Vision: Moonville

    27331 OH-278, McArthur, Ohio

    Hosted by Lake Hope State Park, where you will caravan in your own vehicle from Hope School House to Wheelabout Road to the tunnel. On this tour listen to the history of the rail line and plans for the future! There is a 1-mile walk included. You can call the Nature Center for more details and questions at: 740-596-3030

    Athens Farmers Market

    1000 E State St. Athens, Ohio 45701

    Athens Farmers Market

    Come enjoy all of the local fruits, veggies, and meats the area has to offer! Have some bread from Avalanche pizza or even get some local honey, or better yet coffee. Who doesn’t like coffee? A walk through the market will be sure to have your mouth watering.

    Makers Market at Hocking College

    3301 Hocking Pkwy Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

    Come enjoy local art vendors, food, kids activities, demonstrations and more! Hocking Makers Network seeks to support all makers, crafters, and artists in their skills and business by offering opportunities for learning, growth, and networking!

    November 6-7

    Santa Trains

    Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
    33 West Canal Street, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
    11am and 2pm

    Santa Trains

    Enjoy the longest-running annual event, the Santa Train. It has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades. That is 40 years of family fun! Two trains depart the Nelsonville Depot traveling round trip to East Logan and back. Each train features the same theme. Santa will hop on board and visit each child as the train rides through the historic Hocking River Valley. Each coach is decorated and heated, revel in the Christmas cheer as Christmas music plays throughout the train! Make sure you bring your Christmas wishlist to share with Santa!With all Hocking Hills and Athens has to offer, you really can’t go wrong visiting your Ohio University Bobcat any time of the year!

    – Tabetha Dunlevy