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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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  • 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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  • The Float Troy Experience

    February 21, 2024

    Ready for an adventure that combines camping and floating on the Great Miami River? Look no further than Float Troy. The only public floating tent experience in Ohio, the nation and possibly the world! Troy, Ohio is an excellent destination for those who enjoy outdoor activities, but this is a unique experience altogether. Float Troy is a series of floating tents anchored on the Great Miami River at Treasure Island Park. Guests sleep on the river inside of their own inflatable floating tent! This unique camping experience is perfect for those who want to take outdoor adventures to another level. About

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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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  • 2024 Solar Eclipse

    September 28, 2023

    On Monday, April 8, 2024, Ohio residents and visitors will be able to experience something that won’t happen in Ohio again until 2099 – a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the Sun. The last one visible in Ohio occurred in 1806 making this a once-in-a-lifetime event! 31 million people will be in the path of totality which travels through Mexico, 13 U.S. states, and Eastern Canada and will last about 3 ½ minutes in Miami County. It is common for people to travel hundreds of miles

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  • Love biking? Love donuts? Look no further. Come to downtown Troy Saturday, August 26th for the Tour de Donut, The Sweetest Ride in Ohio! The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride. The event is a mass start timed ride where riders visit stops along the way to eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats (and keeps down) during the ride, 5 Minutes are taken off their final time. Start your sweet weekend with Donut Jam on Friday night, August 25th, at Prouty Plaza

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  • Miami County is beautiful during the summer months—and some of the best places to experience its beauty are in the many Miami County Parks. Summer is a great time to get outside and explore the parks and hiking trails located throughout the county. Spending time outdoors has numerous benefits for our overall health and well-being. Exposure to natural light and fresh air can help improve our mood, reduce stress levels, and boost our immune system—and being outdoors encourages physical activity that can improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and weight management. The parks provide space for walking, hiking, running, birding, fishing,

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  • Looking for a new place in Miami County to Explore? Look no further! Check out some of the unique outdoor spots in Miami County. Suspension Bridge – Covington Walk over the scenic Stillwater River at Maple Ridge in Covington.  The suspension bridge is a great hike connecting Miami County Parks Maple Ridge and Stillwater Prairie Reserve. Robinson Reserve- Troy The Robinson Reserve consists of a variety of trees, grasses, sedges and other flowering plants surrounding a 1.5 mile gravel walking path. This is a collaborative project between the City of Troy, Miami County Parks District, the Duke Foundation, and the

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  • Climb and zipline with the Miami County Parks District at Lost Creek Reserve!  This 35 foot tall wooden tower was completed last fall. Features include two rock walls, a cargo net climb, and the 450ft zip line. The tower allows participants to safely enjoy a climbing experience and the adrenaline rush of riding on a zip line. The tower is only open for programs when tower can be staffed and activities can be led by trained Miami County Park District employees. You can find these programs on the parks website HERE. Participants can sign up as dates become available (preregistration

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  • Ready for an adventure that combines camping and floating on the Great Miami River? Look no further than Float Troy. It’s the only public floating tent experience in Ohio! Float Troy is a series of floating tents anchored on the Great Miami River at Treasure Island Park. Guests sleep on the river inside of their own inflatable floating tent! This unique camping experience is perfect for those who want to take outdoor adventures to another level. Troy, Ohio is an excellent destination for those who enjoy outdoor activities, but this is a unique experience altogether. Float Troy is the nation’s

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