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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?
  • 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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  • As warm weather approaches, you and your family may be feeling cabin fever more than ever this year. While there are plenty of fun attractions and festivals in and around Miami County, early spring weather doesn’t always agree with our plans. It’s never fun being cooped up, especially on vacation. But, with a little bit of planning, you can still have a great time – even indoors. Whether you are planning your next staycation or visiting us from afar, we have plenty of indoor activities for everyone, including children and adults. Indoor Family Activities Brukner Nature Center No matter what

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  • Do you know why March 14 is National Pi Day? It’s actually very clever; 3, 1 and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. Therefore, it only makes sense for today to represent a celebration of mathematics… or it’s another excuse to eat delicious pie! Not sure where to get a slice? Check out these places that serve scrumptious pies by the whole or by the slice. Pearson House 28 N. Miami St. West Milton, OH It’s known all over that Pearson house is known for their pies. With over 30 varieties to choose from, it’s no wonder.

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  • You might see our faces walking by or sitting in a planning meeting somewhere in Miami County, but have you ever wondered who that person is and why are they here? Well, we hope to answer that and a few other things in our “Get to know us” blog! Leiann Stewart Executive Director After being raised a Nebraska Cornhusker, I ventured to Ohio where I earned my bachelors at Xavier University. My first job after graduation was in Miami County. I worked at the Piqua Daily Call and Troy Daily News for 14 years where I gained experience in sales,

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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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  • What’s new on the menu in Miami County: a look at some fantastic new restaurants to try out right here in Miami County Across the Miami Valley, restaurant owners and employees defied the most chaotic year of the industry. Despite all the obstacles, owners of these Miami County restaurants celebrated a grand opening. Miami County has never been a stranger to great places to eat. There are plenty of local spots ready for the tasting! Depending on the activities you have in place, you could hit all four of these in a weekend. New Restaurants in Miami County Megumi Hibachi

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  • Shopping local is what keeps our local communities and businesses alive. During this time, Miami County’s most treasured shops take the necessary precautionary measures to make your next shopping trip a pleasant and safe experience. From high-end shopping to bargain hunting, visitors are always pleased with the variety of shops available throughout the area. In traditional and non-traditional ways, our local shops have made it possible to support them with a visit to the store, online, with curbside pickups, gift certificates, and more. Plans for a safe and successful shopping trip to Miami County must include some of our area

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  • Spend your day in Miami County before treating yourself to an evening drive through the Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve! STOP 1: Get into the holiday spirit as you pick out your Christmas tree from Fulton Farms. Nothing sets the mood better at home than the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree and beautiful decorations. STOP 2: Enjoy local, holiday shopping and unique gift ideas that are abundant in our historic downtown communities. Finding that perfect glass ornament for that special someone is a must at Apple Tree Gallery in Piqua. STOP 3: Grab a hot beverage at

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  • End the year with fun holiday events happening around Miami County! Mark these fun, socially distanced events on your calendar. You won’t want to miss them. Enchanted Wonderland Weekend! November 6 – November 8, Downtown Troy The winter fun starts this weekend in Downtown Troy. Come prepared with your holiday shopping list and browse all of the fun and unique gifts you can find only in our local shops. Weekend activities will include shop open houses, elf scavenger hunts, shopping giveaways, food trucks and more! Come out for just an evening or make a whole weekend of it, stopping at

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  • Miami County has a variety of fun, local shops to peruse in our historic, picturesque downtowns. You can find anything from furniture, clothing, knick-knacks and plenty of options for dessert after dinner or a mid-day snack. Discover all of the sweet shops we have that will satisfy your sweet tooth. This & That’s Candy on Main, located in Piqua, takes you back in time with their variety of retro candy, toys and flavored sodas. Browse the shelves and relive some of your favorite memories as you savor the flavors of your childhood. You may be surprised at the candies you

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