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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?
  • 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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  • It’s no secret- Miami County has plenty to offer. One of the most treasured – and preserved – activities is exploring the beauty of nature. Whether you are on the hiking trail, taking an easy stroll, or searching for something to really get your blood pumping – you can find it along our trails in Miami County. Lace-up your hiking boots, grab your gear and get ready to check out these local trails. Charleston Falls Preserve As one of the most visited parks in Miami County, the Charleston Falls Preserve has more than 216 acres of prairie and forests. It’s

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  • Looking for fun and unique locations to host your next meeting? Miami County has you covered. Learn about these new and trendy spots that would be perfect and meet all of your needs. “The Alley” in Tipp City All things come from a simple, small idea or observation. When Nick Hoover, owner of Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City, mentioned how it would be nice to offer seating in the alleyway between the restaurant and the Tipp City Public Library, the collaboration between the two was underway. From that observation blossomed “The Alley,” a 2,000-square-foot patio used for the purpose of

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  • Miami County has plenty to offer the adventurer of every kind. From exploring culture and agriculture to dining and shopping locally, there’s plenty to plan a weekend (or two!) full of activity. In fact, West Milton, Ohio is a great place to start! Full of rich history and timeless treasures, this friendly little village is lined with hometown diners, local shops, thrift stores, and adventures waiting for you. If you are planning a weekend away in West Milton, we have you covered! Follow this itinerary for a picture-perfect weekend full of exploring, tasting, eating, and sight-seeing. Tasting and Eating in

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  • Your wedding day should be everything you’ve dreamed of and more. A big part of that is finding the right location that fits your style. Whether you’re wanting something elegant, rustic, rich in architecture or simply unique you won’t find anywhere else, look no further than Miami County. The Round Barn If a rustic yet elegant wedding is your vision, The Round Barn in Piqua is the perfect venue. The Round Barn is a historic octagon built around 1880 and is listed on Ohio’s inventory of historic barns. Every guest will enjoy the ceremony, dancing, and all the other activities

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  • Get a taste of Miami County through our ciders, wines, whiskeys, and craft beers. Discover the flavors you can only find here in this part of Southwest Ohio.   STOP 1: Moeller Brew Barn Enjoy a craft beer or beer flight while admiring the architecture of the newly renovated Moeller Brew Barn. Housed in an old church, the stained glass windows and church pews contribute to the charm and overall atmosphere of the brewery. STOP 2: Indian Creek Distillery Sample a unique early American frontier whiskey that is distilled in the same copper pot stills from almost 200 years ago.

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  • Explore some of the historical sites that still have a huge impact on Miami County today. Centuries later people are still able to experience what used to be! Take a step into the past at the following locations: STOP 1: Bradford Railroad Museum The late 1800s brought the railroad through Bradford. This small village is proud of their railroad heritage and happy to share their love of the rails. Interactive exhibits at the museum and the BF Interlocking Tower invite guests to experience the railroader life. STOP 2: Johnston Farm & Indian Agency In the early 1800s, the Miami-Erie canal

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  • Here’s a list of helpful hints to stay healthy when traveling with kids Let’s face it; kids are walking Petri dishes! No matter where they go it’s a constant battle of keeping little fingers off of everything and out of their mouths. Now, more than ever, parents are ultra-cautious when it comes to germs. Coming down with the cold, flu, or other illness can really put a damper on travels; we know our families want to take advantage of every moment possible when exploring Miami County. Whether you are in town for a weekend or a day trip, we’ve put

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