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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?
  • Exciting Things in 2023

    January 12, 2023

    Welcome to the New Year! 2023 is looking to be an exciting year for Miami County with new events, dining options, and things to do throughout the county. Dining Now open in Downtown Piqua, Crooked Handle Brewing Co.!  Keep up to date on their hours, menu, and more on their facebook page.  Tipp City Pizza is now serving downtown Tipp City! Check out their selection of pizza and drinks and keep an eye out for the opening of their duck pin bowling. Along with the addition of Tipp City Pizza is Rad Candy Co. coming soon to downtown! Follow along on

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  • The holiday season is quickly approaching, and it’s time to indulge in all things Merry and Bright! If you are looking for the perfect holiday experience to cherish with friends and family, look no further than Miami County Park District’s Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy. This 1.25-mile drive-thru light display will surely brighten up your holiday season. You’ll be greeted by friendly staff and towering snowmen as you begin the tour down our illuminated lane. The journey continues as you traverse picturesque farm lanes and the edge of a dense woodland filled with over 60 twinkling displays

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  • With Halloween now over, many are looking towards and preparing for the winter holiday events and celebrations. Although it may seem early to some, since we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving, November is the start of the Holiday season. Check out some of the great holiday events this month in Miami County Piqua’s Holiday Horse Parade- Piqua November 12th, 7:00pm-9:00pm Imagine, elegant horse drawn carriages, hitches and riders, all outfitted with Holiday lights. Downtown Piqua offers just that with the Holiday Horse Parade down Main Street. Downtown Troy’s Grand Illumination-Troy November 25th, 5:00pm-8:30pm Downtown Troy lights up for the Holidays! Enjoy

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  • Festive holiday markets, glittering windows, and the fun of finding that perfect gift – it’s what the season lives for! In Miami County, we are all about fueling our local businesses and supporting those who give so much to the community. Shopping local and shopping small keeps our local communities and businesses alive. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind art piece or a gift card to a restaurant, there’s something for everyone on your list. Add these events to your calendar for fun and successful weekends of holiday shopping in Miami County. Holiday Shopping and Markets in Miami County Enchanted Wonderland Weekend

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  • Looking for family-fun entertainment for Halloween? Miami County has you covered! From trick-or-treating to corn mazes and even educational events, there is something for everyone this spooky season. Skip the haunted houses and scary scenes and fill your calendar with more treats than tricks! We’ve gathered five fun, festive events hosted across Miami County. Add these to your calendar, gather the family, and have a blast this Halloween season. Haunted Woods Enjoy a family-friendly evening at Brukner Nature Center. This fright-free, educational event is held entirely outdoors. A trail guide will lead you through the woods, down a luminary-lit trail,

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  • Looking for that one specific candy? Whether it’s for nostalgia or something entirely new, check out these candy shops in Miami County to find that perfect treat! Grandpa Joe’s- Troy  Feel like a kid again at Grandpa Joe’s candy shop in Downtown Troy! Home to the world famous Candy Buffet and housing over 250 different candy bars from all over the world, Grandpa Joes is filled wall to wall with candies, toys, and sodas for you to enjoy. This & That’s Candy on Main- Piqua Find all your favorites at This & That’s Candy On Main! This local candy shop

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  • Made In Miami County

    August 25, 2022

    Miami County is full of creative people whose products are available for purchase all around the county. Check out some locally sourced products at these Miami County fan favorite shops! Rosebud’s Real Food– Piqua Real food, real simple. Rosebuds Real Food offers a variety of gluten-free, all-natural, organic seasoning mixes, honey-sweetened fruit butters, locally raised meat and produce, bread, and more! Located in downtown Piqua, and grown in Covington, these spices and products are homegrown and amazingly delicious. Winans Chocolates and Coffee– Piqua Handmade the same way for generations, Winans is your best resource for premium chocolates! They also source and

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  • 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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  • Miami County is a great place for biking enthusiasts to visit. With two bike-friendly towns, Troy and Piqua, and the beautiful trails and cycling events, cyclists of every level will love what Miami County has to offer. Great Miami Recreational Trail Miami County is home to a section of The Great Miami Recreational Trail. This trail is part of the largest paved trail network in the country. Much of this trail runs alongside the 99-mile stretch of the Great Miami Riverway, which starts in Sidney and Ends in Hamilton. While cycling, be sure to stop at some of the amazing and

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  • Did you know Miami County has more than 20 historic destinations in the area? As Miami County residents and business owners, we are proud to say we have something for all explorers: the adventurer, the foodie, the shopper, and even the history buff. We love celebrating our history and heritage through our museum exhibits, historical parks, national museums, and more. If you’re visiting Miami County this summer, here are a few “must-see” events to add to your itinerary. Travel back in time and explore the evolution of history featured right here in Miami County’s hometowns. History Alive at Fort Piqua

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