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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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  • 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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  • James Smith became interested in photography after watching wedding photographers and the still-life photography of his father-in-law. Today, he works in both modern digital photography and tintype, one of the older types of photography. Through the tintype process, James works with his hands and makes one of a kind, incredibly detailed photos. Besides his commercial photography business, he also teaches photography workshops in Miami County. He and his wife Carolyn live in Troy’s historic downtown.

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  • Ethan Smith is a Troy native and fly fishing enthusiast. He started his company, SmithFly, in 2010 to create customizable vest packs and bags for fly fishing. Today, SmithFly offers fishing lessons, design services and a variety of fishing gear. The shop sits on 210 East Water Street, just a short walk from the Great Miami River. 

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  • Joe Reiser is the co-owner of Winans Chocolates + Coffees. He moved to Miami County when he and his wife, Laurie Winans Reiser, bought her father’s candy company in Piqua, Ohio. The company was started in 1961 by Max and Dick Winans and was called Winans Carriage House Candies. Today, Winans Chocolates + Coffees has 18 stores, 5 of which are in Miami County. The company still makes chocolates the traditional way Max Winans did over 50 years ago. Joe started roasting his own coffee in 2003 in Piqua. In 2015 Winans moved to the former Piqua Daily Call building

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  • High school sweethearts, Joe and Kelsey Fulton, are part of a three generation farm operation at Fulton Farms. Joe was born and raised on the farm. Kelsey was born in North Carolina but moved back to her family’s roots in Miami County when she was ten years old. Both started working on the farm in their teens. This year Kelsey is coordinating the Sweet Corn Festival at Fulton Farms. They help Joe’s mom, Bev Fulton, manage the market at Fulton Farms.

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