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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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  • Peace Love and Berries. The Troy Strawberry Festival is back and better than ever for its first festival since 2019. Located along the banks of the Great Miami River and through downtown Troy, this weekend-long festival will take place Saturday, June 4th, 10:00am-9:00pm, and Sunday, June 5th, 10:00am-5:00pm. The festival includes over 100 arts and crafts vendors, great food, entertainment, and of course lots of strawberries. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Savor over 50 food and beverage vendors spread throughout downtown Troy. Try a variety of strawberry-based dishes from a classic strawberry donut or shortcake to the more

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  • For those who are photo savvy and love to find new and unique spots to take the perfect pictures, Miami County has plenty of backdrops to choose from. Be sure to check out these backdrops for your next photo inspiration. Downtown Troy has some fabulous murals that make for a perfect backdrop. A mural located at Prouty Plaza using different colors and shapes makes for a fun and funky background. The mural in the parking lot of the Troy Rec portrays a black and white image of a canal boat with downtown scenery. On the corner of East High and

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  • Spring and Summer is festival and event season in Miami County, and 2022 promises to bring a full calendar of exciting events to the area. By the time these festivals roll around, we will be ready to celebrate with abandon! As you look forward to the warmer months and a visit to Miami County, do not miss these fun events scheduled for the region this year. Taste of the Arts Join us for an amazing celebration of the arts! Taste of the Arts is a one-day family-friendly event celebrating our amazing food and arts community. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and

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  • Looking for a unique place for a night out with your friends? Want to create masterpieces to hang in your home? Channel your inner artist and crafty side at these Miami County locations. Artistic Earth Pottery- Troy Try your hand at making pottery at Artistic Earth Pottery. Located just outside of downtown Troy, they offer a variety of pottery classes for everyone at every skill level. Classes include wheel throwing, clay basics, and studio classes. Studio 14 Creative Arts Center- Troy Here, you can pick an already created pottery piece and paint it to make it your own. They also

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Crazy Plant People

    March 17, 2022

    Everyone likes plants, but some people LOVE plants. From succulents and cactus to flowers and bouquets, plants have become a new staple in interior design. No matter how into them you are, Miami County has a variety of shops for you to get some new additions to your plant family.   Bloomora, Tipp City What started as an online plant shop has turned into a a new town favorite in downtown Tipp City. Bloomora Botanicals offers an ever-changing selection of houseplants and merchandise to help create the perfect indoor jungle. Keep an eye on their Facebook for events and online

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