The heart of Piqua is its downtown; with a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions including the revitalized Fort Piqua Plaza, a place to plan your dream wedding or corporate function, housed right here in downtown. Locally owned restaurants feature full flavor meals with everything from a simple sandwich at The Scottish Thistle to a plate of delicious pasta from Three Joe’s Pizzeria & Trattoria.
Downtown Piqua shops are open with excellent selections for you and your family. Barclay’s is the “destination” store for menswear in Western Ohio. With over half a decade in business, Barclay’s has grown to serve men, big and tall men, ladies, and formal wear. Locally owned running and walking speciality store Can’t Stop Running, is another local favorite. Whether looking for a new pair of specialty shoes or your first, Can’t Stop Running is your one stop shop for your active needs.
Winans Chocolates + Coffee handcrafts delicious chocolates, freshly roasted coffees and sweet treats in their hometown store one block off Main Street. Visit the candy factory, where you’ll see how they make delicious chocolates, handmade the same way for generations, and learn how they hand source our coffees from around the world. Keep an eye out for this local favorite is expanding their operation throughout Piqua soon.
Piqua is the northern most stop along the Great Miami River Recreational Trail which makes it the ideal place for cyclists to start or rest during a long ride. Enjoy the miles of paved trails connecting this area with other trails statewide. Along the trail you’ll find Lock Nine Park, the place to find the party! Many events including the popular ROCK PIQUA concerts are held here. Coming Summer 2022 to the park is Crooked Handle Brewing Co., a brewery serving up craft beers and great food right on the River.
History lovers will delight in taking a canal boat ride along a reconstructed part of the Miami-Erie Canal at Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, an Ohio History Connection Site. Celebrate 2,000 years of Ohio’s rich history from prehistoric Indians to Ohio’s canal era. Today, visitors enjoy the home and farm of Col. John Johnston much as it appeared in 1829.