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Oxford, Ohio is a beautiful college town known for its charming shops, sprawling hills, and welcoming residents. Home of Miami University, Oxford is a picturesque college town visitors are sure to enjoy.

Known for its breathtaking scenery, Oxford takes great care of their natural surroundings, which can be seen at various parks and nature preserves around town. Follow the Oxford Area Trails to the historic Black Covered Bridge. Explore the mountain bike and hiking trails, or take it easy fishing at Hueston Woods State Park. Enjoy a scenic walk through the Silvoor Biological Sanctuary Trails.

The arts take center stage in Oxford. Rediscover the arts like you’ve never seen them, the Oxford way. Catch a performance at the Oxford Community Arts Center. Try your hand at a custom-painted masterpiece at You’re Fired. See a renowned artist or discover a new show at the Miami University Performing Arts Series.

Discover a new favorite shop as you are personally greeted by small businesses. Find clothing, accessories, gifts and more at boutiques like The Apple Tree or Juniper. Gear up for a RedHawks game at the Miami University bookstore. Find incense, crystals, and other unique gifts at Wild Berry.

Find a variety of cultural dining options, or a local favorite all within walking distance in this flavorful town. Choose from 90+ steamed bagel sandwiches at Bagel & Deli. Snack on homemade pickles as you take in the sights of prohibition-inspired speakeasy at Pickle & Pig. Feast on a delicious burger or try the shake of the month at Gaslight Brewhouse. Find farm-fresh produce and more at the Oxford Farmers Market.

Take a walk back in time as you discover Oxford’s rich history. From a President to a First Lady and even a confederate spy, there is lots to uncover about this town. Choose from one of several walking guide tours, or visit a museum such as the McGuffey House, the DeWitt Log Homestead, or the Hefner Zoology Museum.

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Photo Credit: Ron Hautau