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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?
  • Being outdoors is proven to help our overall physical, social, and mental well-being. Some of these benefits are reduced stress, improved sleep, increased concentration, and better moods. Miami County has plenty of outdoor spaces for you to spend your days roaming. Whether you decide to stroll through your favorite park to hike a new trail, get outside for a while.   Explore an abundance of community and county parks. Getting a breath of fresh air does the body good. The Miami County Park District’s  new suspension bridge connects Maple Ridge Reserve to Stillwater Prairie Reserve. The bridge is 232 feet

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  • The Miami County Park District has created a destination at Lost Creek Reserve, constantly adding to the experiences this unique setting provides. When the Park District envisioned Heritage Hall they wanted it to be more than just a building for the community. The purpose of the project was to create a space that combines rustic charm with modern technology. A place where people can learn, celebrate, and gather. This 5,361 square foot event venue accommodates 150 people in banquet-style seating with up to 250 person capacity for presentations or other entertainment. Exposed wooden timbers showcase the vaulted ceiling giving it a

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  • Discover the Great Falls here in Miami County! Whether it’s a reward at the end of a challenging hike or a leisurely stroll to a hidden beauty, the Falls of Miami County are a beautiful sight to behold. One of the most treasured and preserved activities we celebrate is exploring the beauty of nature. In Miami County, we have so many opportunities to appreciate the beauty of our area. Whether you are on the hiking trail, taking an easy stroll, or on an adventure to check waterfalls off your list, you can find it in Miami County. Lace-up your hiking

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  • The warm summer weather has many families to exploring the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy camping, hiking, or other outdoor adventures in Miami County, we can’t wait to have you! When planning an outdoor adventure, make sure you have the right gear for you and your family. Having a well-packed bag whether for the weekend or a day trip will ensure everyone enjoys the trip wherever your travels take you. Outdoor Gear for Families There are plenty of tips online for getting your family outdoors this summer, but we’ve rounded up essential items your family needs to explore our area.

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  • Thousands of people spend time on the Great Miami River, one of only 22 national water trails every year… canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to camp on the river? In Troy, Ohio outdoor enthusiasts can experience Ohio’s first and only public floating-tent experience. Located at Treasure Island Park, in Troy, the Float Troy experience uses Shoal floating tents manufactured in Miami County by Smithfly. A first of its kind, the Shoal tent is an inflatable, floating raft with a tent topper that allowed campers to sleep out on the water. The tents

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  • The Visitors Bureau is working to promote health and wellness throughout Miami County. What better way to do that than to encourage our residents and visitors to participate in National Take A Walk In A Park Day on March 30th? Being outdoors is proven to help our overall well-being, both physically and mentally. Some of these benefits are reduced levels of stress, increase concentration and better moods. Who wouldn’t want that? Luckily for you, Miami County has an abundance of parks you can spend your days roaming. Whether you decide to stroll through your favorite park or explore a new

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  • It’s no secret- Miami County has plenty to offer. One of the most treasured – and preserved – activities is exploring the beauty of nature. Whether you are on the hiking trail, taking an easy stroll, or searching for something to really get your blood pumping – you can find it along our trails in Miami County. Lace-up your hiking boots, grab your gear and get ready to check out these local trails. Charleston Falls Preserve As one of the most visited parks in Miami County, the Charleston Falls Preserve has more than 216 acres of prairie and forests. It’s

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  • Bucket lists are a fun way to get out of your comfort zone and try things you might not have thought of before. Lucky for you, we’ve started one for you! Tick some of the items off your list here in Miami County. Take a WACO biplane ride – Soar high above downtown Troy and Miami County in the 2004 WACO Classic, Sunny. This will be a ride you’ll never forget. Float Troy – Where floating the river and tent camping collide. Sleep under the stars, on the Great Miami River in the world’s first-ever inflatable floating tent. This is

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  • Have you seen the beautiful art painted on barns scattered across Miami County? Ever wonder what that’s all about? Well… We can enlighten you! Back in 2007, our organization, the Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau embarked on this grand project to paint barns with unique folk-art renditions of traditional quilt squares. This turned out to be one of the most popular “things to do” in Miami County for several years. We are still proud of this project and happy to report that at this point in time, over 50 barns are still standing with their art intact. Why is

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  • Miami County, Ohio, has more than its fair share of entertaining ways to spend your time. With so many beautiful things to see and do, the options are abundant when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment in the Miami County area. From high-end shopping to bargain hunting, fashion-forward visitors are always pleased. Outdoor enthusiasts always return once they experience the Miami County Park District. Foodies are astonished when Miami County reveals its full selection of cuisine. There is something for everyone in the area, even those who are searching for a quiet romantic getaway. Some of our most beautiful

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