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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?
  • 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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  • Bucket lists are a fun way to get out of your comfort zone and try things you might not have thought of before. Lucky for you, we’ve started one for you! Tick some of the items off your list here in Miami County. Take a WACO biplane ride – Soar high above downtown Troy and Miami County in the 2004 WACO Classic, Sunny. This will be a ride you’ll never forget. Float Troy – Where floating the river and tent camping collide. Sleep under the stars, on the Great Miami River in the world’s first-ever inflatable floating tent. This is

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  • Have you seen the beautiful art painted on barns scattered across Miami County? Ever wonder what that’s all about? Well… We can enlighten you! Back in 2007, our organization, the Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau embarked on this grand project to paint barns with unique folk-art renditions of traditional quilt squares. This turned out to be one of the most popular “things to do” in Miami County for several years. We are still proud of this project and happy to report that at this point in time, over 50 barns are still standing with their art intact. Why is

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  • Miami County, Ohio, has more than its fair share of entertaining ways to spend your time. With so many beautiful things to see and do, the options are abundant when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment in the Miami County area. From high-end shopping to bargain hunting, fashion-forward visitors are always pleased. Outdoor enthusiasts always return once they experience the Miami County Park District. Foodies are astonished when Miami County reveals its full selection of cuisine. There is something for everyone in the area, even those who are searching for a quiet romantic getaway. Some of our most beautiful

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  • Tour De Donut & Buckeye Donut Dash 5k August 24, 2019 The Tour De Donut can only be described as a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast! Not to mention that it is the largest single-day bicycle event in Ohio! The event is a mass start timed ride where riders visit donut stops and eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. Anyone can participate, whether you want to ride

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  • If you haven’t heard this, let us tell you that Piqua, Ohio is one heck of a rockin’ place! For several years, Piqua has hosted the ROCK PIQUA Music Series which features regional artists and a variety of music genres. This year is no exception! On July 20th at 8pm, Rock Piqua brings you the Eric Sowers Band. Eric is now one of the fastest rising stars in the country scene in Ohio and continues to gain ground in Nashville and across the United States. Eric’s edgy liquid like voice, charismatic smile along with the band’s musicianship and stage presence,

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  • This is our story…our opportunity to show you the one-of-a-kind adventures, perfectly preserved historic downtowns with delicious restaurants and amazing local shops and welcoming community you’ll find the moment you enter beautiful Miami County. Watch and listen as you are taken on a journey, so many new discoveries await you.

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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 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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