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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?
  • Contributed by Deann Bechtol Communications Coordinator Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau This year’s National Travel and Tourism week ends on a note about how travel impacts America’s Families. Family vacations are some of the fondest memories of childhood: 62% of adults say their earliest memories are of family trips, which shows the lasting impact vacations can have. Whether a trip is out of state or 30 minutes from home, for many families, it doesn’t matter where they travel as long as they are together. – Sarah Shields, Director, Industry Communications, U.S. Travel Association. That being said, I am so delighted to share some

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  • Contributed by Kevin Swanson Deputy Director of the Miami County Park District Board member of the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Local park and recreation agencies provide crucial health and wellness benefits for all populations across the Country. The creation of parkland in the United States was originally rooted in community public health. Parks contribute to enhancing air and water quality, but additionally, provide spaces for relief from the stressors of everyday life. The Miami County Park District has 15 parks with open spaces available to visitors and residents just for this purpose. Our natural areas, historic sites, waterways,

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  • Contributed by Kevin Swanson Deputy Director of the Miami County Park District Board member of the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Miami County contains unique natural and cultural resources that provide numerous recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. Connecting these destinations through outdoor experiences contributes to the quality of life and impacts the environmental, social and economic well-being of the region. The Great Miami River Trail through Miami County is part of the regional system of over 340 miles of paved, multi-use recreational trails that connect charming downtowns, parks, historic landmarks, and area attractions. The Trail offers something for

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  • Contributed by Justin Sommer Vice President of Business Development at Bruns General Contracting Immediate Past President of the Miami County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors   Can you picture your first house? Your elementary school?  The restaurant where you took your first date?  Do you remember that time in the park when you tried jumping a hill on your 10-speed bike, crashed, and ended up getting stitches?  I do. What about that church you got married in with the amazing architecture outside? Or the taste of the funnel cake from that one booth at your favorite festival? Mmmmm… We have

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  • Contributed by Leiann Stewart Group Sales Manager at the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau The words travel and experiences go hand in hand! Many of us choose our destinations based on the experiences that come with it. These experiences can be exploring a new place, attending an amazing event, checking something off your bucket list, tasting something unique and delicious, taking photos of beautiful artwork or historic architecture…and the list goes on and on. New experiences can create a feeling of happiness, a sense of accomplishment and memories that stay with you forever. Miami County promises many new experiences.

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  • Contributed by Diana Thompson Executive Director, Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau. Today, Sunday, May 5th, is the beginning of National Tourism Week across America. It’s an annual tradition for the US travel community and is the time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. Today, our blog begins with understanding the importance of tourism to a local community. The Miami County Visitors Bureau released statistics in 2018 detailing the impact of tourism in the Miami County area for the year 2017.  These statistics were

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  • 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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  • 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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