Athens-Clarke County is known for it's historical presence, culture, diversity and creative energy which serves as a hot spot for tourism. Whether you are into college sports, music, art, scenery, or a great place to eat, Athens has something to offer. Attractions in Athens-Clarke County range from beautiful outdoor parks for family fun to an active nightlife energized by college students, local Athenians, and great local music. Athens is known for its local shops, dining and nightclubs. Athens is home of the University of Georgia which is located along the north Oconee River. The university has lots of opportunity with its Performing Arts Center which complements the Classic center and the Georgia museum of art. Athens has its own symphony, opera company, band, choral societies, gospel groups, folk, jazz, blues, and more.The state botanical gardens are also located in Clarke county and offer a chapel, beautiful natural trails filled with flowers and the Garden club of Georgia. The firefly trail is another attraction for Athenians, it features a 39 mile wide multi-use trail between Athens and Union Point, GA. This is still being developed but has been mostly developed throughout Athens. It’s great for hikers or bikers. In the spring, Athens host the the city's Twilight Criterium, one of the country's largest cycling events, attracts both cyclists and spectators. Athfest, a local music festival held on outdoor stages and in venues around town, takes place each June, and on autumn weekends the town swells as football fans gather to watch the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Athens, Georgia is a great place to call home!
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Downtown Winterville is located in Clarke County and features an old train depot, park, police station, library & book store, city hall and so much more. The firefly trail is going to go straight through downtown Winterville. Watch this video about Downtown Winterville https://vimeo.com/368095639