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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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  • 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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  • The Miami County Barn Quilt Project began in 2007 when residents were asked to host quilt paintings on their barns. Debbie Robbins, who owns Robinhood Farms with her husband, Mike, is one of our local barn quilt owners. Their quilt, “Woodbox,” is ten years old and still looks great on their barn in Fletcher. The Miami County Barn Quilts are part of the Ohio quilt trail. The Adams County Quilt Sampler started the trend in 2001. Miami County has 67 barn quilts, all painted by hand by Mexican folk artist, Rafael Santoyo.

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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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  • Dave Bechtol has been part of the annual Tipp City Mum Festival for the past five years. This year the festival is celebrating its 59th year. This year Dave is the co-chairman of the parade, sponsorship chair and the president of the festival. His family moved around a lot when he was growing up as his father served in the Navy. His family settled in West Milton, where he met his wife, Sheryl. After Dave retired from the Navy, the couple moved to Tipp City. Both are involved in putting on the Tipp City Mum Festival.

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