Yellow Springs, Ohio


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

5 Votes - "Most Fun"


Yellow Springs is a community so small and unified, everyone’s a neighbor. The town embraces the arts with music, galleries, murals, and yarn bombing. The shops and restaurants are by definition unique as chain businesses are forbidden.

Other than art, festivals are the name of the game in Yellow Springs. The Yellow Springs Street Fair is a popular attraction, which features over 200 booths selling fine arts and crafts, jewelry, fair trade items, an international selection of cuisines and more. Street performers and musicians keep visitors entertained all day. Locals gather for fun at the weekly Friday Fling with live music, food, dancing, and face painting.

The town is family-friendly when it comes to outdoorsy activities. There are lots of places to go hiking, biking, or canoeing. The Glen Helen Nature Preserve attracts many visitors with its waterfalls, limestone cliffs, woodlands and the Yellow Spring. It also boasts 25 miles of hiking trails which are open all year. For the more adventurous, you can rock climb at the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.

TravelingJules and TravelingJoan determined, “Yellow Springs is a place to be who you are. Their focus is on the arts, but what they’re really about is the art of living.”

We go up at least once a year in the fall to visit Youngs Dairy. We pick pumpkins, the kid ride the barrel ride, pet and feed the goats, and play in the play area. Then we all have some amazing ice cream.
Reviewed by JonesJulie
on September 17, 2012
Yellow Springs is a very unique town. It is home to Antioch College and Glen Helen, a nature park with lots of hiking trails.
Reviewed by mumzie
on September 17, 2012
YS is a great town with lots of outdoor activities, art, wonderful shops restaurants and events.
Reviewed by lisargold
on September 17, 2012
This is a very unique town with a little something for everyone.
Reviewed by AnneArchy
on September 17, 2012
Everyone in this town is friendly. The hiking is wonderful. We visit Peaches bar and grill on a weekly basis...their beer selection is fantastic. I look forward to the Street Fair every year!
Reviewed by SNHinderer
on September 17, 2012
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