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Here at the Miami County Visitors Bureau, we have been blogging about our area for years. And, more importantly, we continue to ask our residents and visitors to blog about their experiences throughout our historic towns as well. For example… did you know that we are part of the longest paved trail system in the country?
  • Warm weather and sunshine, summertime is here! What better way to celebrate the season than a picnic or a meal on the patio at one of Miami County’s many spots. Covington- Boscoe’s in Covington has a great patio for you to enjoy some doggone good food. Looking for a picnic spot? School House Park is coming soon! Follow along here for updates on the new things coming to the Village of Covington.   Piqua- Fountain Park and Hance Pavilion are great for picnics, with plenty of green space as well as picnic tables and shelters. The parks also have grills

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  • The Miami County Visitors Bureau hosted a mother-daughter day trip to Troy. Shockingly, the only time I had spent in Troy had been in high school for tennis tournaments and a few casual stops, mostly off the highway. Being somewhat central to us, Troy is a great destination for a day trip getaway. We started the day at The Sunshade Building, a repurposed building with multiple businesses internally. We enjoyed a Coffee 101 experience with Purebred Coffee Company. Owner, Noah, led us through a mini-course on Purebred’s history, coffee definitions, processes of beans, a roasting demonstration, as well as a

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  • Warmer weather means getting outside and spending time with others. Now there is a new way to enjoy time downtown, the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or DORA. This gives you the opportunity to have a drink and browse some of your favorite shops in Tipp City, Troy, and Piqua. Some general rules for DORA participants include, that you must be at least 21 years of age or older to participate and purchase alcohol. You cannot bring outside beverages or beverages bought at one establishment to another alcohol selling establishment. All beverages being consumed must be in a DORA-approved cup within

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  • Within the past year, many changes have come to the Village of Covington. Here is your guide to all the new places for you to check out on your next visit! Boscoe’s Place Boscoe’s Place is an all-American eatery with doggone good food. Owned and operated by lifelong Covington residents, Boscoe’s is named in honor of a longtime canine companion. A great place to enjoy a relaxed meal with friends and family and a group of any size. Enjoy a variety of food options including pizza, sandwiches, salads and a large selection of beers and other drinks! Glacier View Coffee

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  • Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Miami County. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, reserve a table at some of our upscale restaurants and local wineries. With plenty of entertainment options, Miami County is considered a place for everyone who enjoys culture, art, great food, and fun adventures. While we share a lot about our down-home, casual community, our fine-dining establishments are equally deserving of the spotlight. With a variety of options to choose from, we’ve listed a few romantic spots to add to your bucket list during your next visit. These restaurants and wineries are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s

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  • Known for our community connections, Miami County has a reputation for being a cozy little corner of America. As we hold on to our roots, we continue to establish a new kind of community, including a diverse selection of restaurants. Year after year, visitors come to Miami County to experience family-friendly events, festivals, outdoor adventures, and delicious food from our many independent restaurants. Not only can you grab a plate of slow-roasted BBQ, smoked wings, or craft beer from just about any restaurant around Miami County, we also have a bounty of restaurants with diverse flavors that deserve their own

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  • An annual holiday, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every year on May 5th. This day is to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire known as the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. What better way to celebrate than to go out for some Mexican food and margaritas? Miami County has plenty of restaurants to choose from with delicious food… so good luck deciding on just one! La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant 836 W. Main, Troy A fan-favorite in Miami County, La Fiesta has some of the best authentic Mexican food you’ll find in the area. La Catrina

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  • Sometimes, all you need is some good old-fashioned barbecue to hit the spot! Luckily, Miami County is home to some of the most delicious BBQ joints in Ohio. Across the US, the definition of Barbeque can mean many things. It’s certainly all about the meat and the intense, delicious flavor it provides after it’s slowly cooked all day long! With such a high level of quality, we are certain that each of these places will quench your thirst for all kinds of BBQ. Check out the places below for mouthwatering smoked pork, brisket, ribs, and more. BBQ Joints in Miami

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  • National Beer Day in the United States is celebrated every year on April 7th which commemorates the Cullen–Harrison Act’s passage. This act allowed for the sale of beer with a content of 3.2 % alcohol. Upon signing the legislation, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his famous remark, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” Miami County, Ohio has great places to stop in for a nice cold one any day of the year! Moeller Brew Barn Fresh, locally-made craft beer right in downtown Troy. 311 Drafthouse Downtown Piqua’s perfect place to have a pint and watch

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  • Spring is just around the corner, and we are itching with cabin fever. If you’ve been cooped up too long waiting for your next adventure, let’s get planning! If you’ve been craving some much-needed R&R, we feel you. Staycations are a great way to stay close to home but escape the mundane routine of the everyday. What’s great about a staycation is that it can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you need it to be. Rather than a full-blown vacation, it’s more about breaking away from your routine and planning a few special activities that are out of

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