The village of Yellow Springs takes its name from a nearby natural spring that is rich in iron ore, which leaves a yellowish-orange coloring on the rocks. The spring can be found within nearby Glen Helen Nature Reserve. Many individuals traveled to such springs, believing the waters had medicinal benefits. Originally modeled after a utopian society in the mid 1850s, Yellow Springs continues to be known as a progressive, inclusive community. In addition, compared to its size the village has a large arts community. Yellow Springs is also the home of public radio station WYSO, which is a member station of National Public Radio. The downtown has an eclectic assortment of shops, galleries and restaurants. All this makes visiting Yellow Springs a must.
The Little Miami Bike Trail runs right through town, linking it to Xenia, Springfield and many surrounding attractions.
Recommended places to include or visit when visiting Yellow Springs
Tecumseh Sunflower Field, US Route 68 between the village of Yellow Springs and Young's Jersey Dairy, the sunflower field is located across from Peifer orchards. Sunflowers typically bloom for about 2 weeks in early to mid September. For the best photos, visit on a sunny day in the first couple of hours after sunrise or before sunset. Remember that the sunflower field is private property, & owned by a family who lives on the farm. Grab your cameras, phones and selfie sticks.
Young's Jersey Dairy- Family owned, working dairy farm with home made ice cream, cheese, two restaurants, miniature golf, a driving range, animals to pet and more!
Yellow Springs Brewery- Local craft brewery with an amazing patio. Right on the Little Miami bike path! Bike racks, food truck out front and an excellent selection of beers.
Sunrise Cafe- Local spot serving organic American fare with vegetarian and vegan options. Almost always busy, but worth the wait. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Ye Olde Trail Tavern- Ohio's oldest tavern, specializing in German food. Sit on the patio when the weather is nice and order up a snack or meal to go with your beer!
Yellow Springs Street Fair- twice a year, 2nd Saturday in June and October ... arts, crafts, food, music, beer and more!
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