You can almost hear the lilt of the Irishmen who dug the canal and the boisterous laughter of the canal men who came through this Tipp City landmark. The home of “Snowball Flour,” Tipp’s 1839 birthplace is located next to Canal Lock #15 on the Miami and Erie canal. The building is now occupied by the Tipp Roller Mill Theater, which presents old-fashioned entertainment on Saturday evenings every summer.
Welcome to the Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center as we begin our eighth season following a phenomenal opening season in 2005. This beautiful facility was designed and built to provide a safe, family oriented aquatic experience for our community. The Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center features a spray ground area, two water slides, diving boards, and three pools to accommodate all ages.
The rivers of Miami County can be enjoyed on a number of levels. With choice fishing holes, a section of the Buckeye Trail and an abundance of wildlife, the rivers provide a rare look at Miami County’s natural setting. Dropping a canoe in the Great Miami or Stillwater rivers offers visitors a chance to disappear into the solitude of nature. Leaving behind the common scene of city and farm land, a trip down either of these rivers takes canoe enthusiasts deep into the heart of river-country. Towering riparian corridors hide an abundance of bird and small mammal life that can be spotted as you slowly glide through the river system. In Miami County, Barefoot Canoes, located in the Tipp City Park and West Milton City Park, provides access to both rivers. When the river is at its normal level, those canoeing can jump in for a swim to beat the heat, or stop for a picnic on a rocky shore of the river. Those braving the river may choose to go solo or in groups. Both trips can last an entire day, depending on how fast and often you row, and how many breaks you take along the way. Overnight trips can be booked at either location.
Currently under construction, the Miami County Bike Trail will be Tipp City's addition to the Buckeye Trail. The Miami County Bike Trail will be a north-south paved trail that will stretch the length of Miami County, allowing bikers, hikers and walkers to follow the path of the Great Miami River and Miami and Erie Canal. Starting at the Shelby county line, it will run south through Piqua, Troy and Tipp City before meeting up with the Montgomery County just south of Tipp City.
Here are some local mini-golf courses.