Athens - Home of the Hamburger!
Heritage Trail: Lakes
Region: Prairies and Lakes
Are you growing tired of the hustle and bustle of today's work a day world - spending hours each week sitting in your car just trying to get to work to spend all day staring at the same laptop screen, catapulting yourself towards carpal tunnel and old age? Well, you're not alone! And lucky for you, the folks of Athens, TX have just the cure!
Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. It's only a short drive from Dallas making it the perfect getaway for the casual traveler and outdoor enthusiasts alike who consider the surrounding countryside and lakes the perfect playground for their outdoor activities.
While progress is evident everywhere, Athens embraces its heritage and celebrates its colorful past. Athens is nationally acknowledged as "The Home of Original Hamburger" and is also home to the Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest and Reunion, the oldest such event in the U.S.
When you're ready to leave bright lights and honking horns behind, come to Athens and enjoy the fireflies and crickets - for a weekend, or longer.
Athens Points of Interest
One hundred acres of wooded beauty, a 115 foot suspension bridge, two miles of nature trails, flowers and wildlife. Children can enjoy the playground, playhouse and slide hill. Step back in time as yo....
The 1,799-acre Lake Athens offers a variety of water sport activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Impounded in 1962, Lake Athens is known for largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, and white bass. Spring is ....
Tara Vineyard & Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County, established in 2004. The stately Murchison home, constructed in the 1880's is the centerpiece of the property. Tara is a full service w....
With up to 70 of underwater visibility, there's no telling what you'll see at the Athens Scuba Park! Novice and expert divers alike enjoy swimming in and around Ray Prices tour bus, Clint Eastwood's h....
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