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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 Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau launched their newest website, www.HomeGrownGreat.com. Designed by Peebles Creative Group from Dublin, Ohio, with creative talent and input by the MCVCB team, the website has been a Bureau priority for the last five months. “Our former site was about 5 years old. It was time to design a fresher, younger look,” states Diana Thompson, Executive Director. “Our team was ready to introduce a more evolved website that would feature the very best of Miami County with an appeal toward younger families.” Some of its newest features include navigation titles such as Discover for Barn

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  • Located at 1400 Tyrone Rd, in the heart of Troy Ohio is Hobart Urban Nature Preserve. With over 80 acres of land and over 2 miles of hiking trails, this beautiful park is surrounded by residential area. A unique aspect of this park is the collection of 4 welded steel sculptures donated by the Hobart Welding Institute, placed in specific habitats to highlight the relationship between nature and art.

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  • Introducing our new summer Instagram Hashtag Project starting June 1st!  See all the details in the images below!

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  • Located along the Greenville Creek lies the Greenville Falls State Scenic River Area at 9140 Covington-Gettysburg Rd, in Covington Ohio. This park has nearly 1 mile of hiking trail and 92 acres of land. The falls itself cascades 20 feet and can be viewed from the viewing platform. You can find a natural limestone arch along the river as well.

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  • Along the Scenic Stillwater River lies the Stillwater Prairie Reserve, a local park part of the Miami County Park District. Located at 9750 St. Rt. 185 in Covington, OH this park has 260 acres with 3 miles of hiking trails for visitors to adventure on.

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  • October is the time when Miami County gets a little spooky! Shawn Denoyer is one of the organizers and storytellers of the Ghost Tours of Troy. She does most of her historical research at the Troy History Library in downtown. Next weekend costumed storytellers will tell the haunted history of different downtown buildings. Every year the tour is different, as there are too many spots to include in the approximately one-hour long tour.

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  • October is the time when Miami County gets a little spooky! Anna Baumeister and Jim Oda have heard many different Piqua ghost stories. Jim Oda is the Director of the Piqua Public Library. Anna Baumeister is with the Piqua Ohio Paranormal Society and investigates paranormal activity in the area.

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  • Miami County native Mitch Fogle served in the US Navy for twenty-two years. In 2005, Mitch and his wife, Earline, moved back to Miami County. Mitch has worked as a maintenance supervisor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, the Troy-Miami County Library and the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. In 2015, he became the director of the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, which is located on the second floor of the Masonic Lodge in downtown Troy. The museum will be open November 10th and 11th for tours and to celebrate Veterans Day weekend.

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  • Donna and Jeff Clark started Old Mason Winery & Vineyard in April 2013. Both grew up in Miami County, as did their families. Their family owned and operated winery began as a hobby that grew into a business. The winery has a tasting room and covered back patio. Guests can enjoy one or two-ounce flights of five different wines. Appetizers like cheese, crackers, and sausage are also available. Local music can also be enjoyed most Saturday evenings.

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  • Tanya Brown has been making handmade soaps, lotions and other beauty products for the past fifteen years. In 2011, the brick and mortar location of Living Simply Soap opened in historic downtown Tipp City. Tanya hopes that her business brings people to shop throughout Tipp City and Miami County. She loves the way the communities in Miami County preserve their history for future generations.

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