Spending the Day in Yellow Springs


Yellow Springs prides itself on being “everyone’s favorite place.” Whether you’ve been there several times, or have never visited at all, it’s always an exciting trip. Search for things to do in this unique town and you’ll quickly discover a full events calendar and just as many places to explore. 



Here we’ve put together a family-friendly itinerary to get you more acquainted with the city of Yellow Springs.


Clifton Mill Restaurant 

75 Water Street
Enjoy breakfast in a water-powered grist mill! Situated alongside Clifton Gorge and the Little Miami River, this restaurant in Historic Clifton Mill offers home cooking with a view. Breakfast is served all day and the “big as your plate” pancake promises to be a great start to your morning. (featured photo) 

John Bryan State Park

221 N. Main Street
Craving more of the beautiful scenery surrounding the Little Miami River? John Bryan State Park has nine hiking trails within 752 acres and your family will love the views of the limestone gorge. Some trails even have caves for your bravest little explorers!

John Bryan State Park


Young’s Jersey Dairy

6880 Springfield-Xenia Road
You may need to carve out a bit of extra time at this stop – Young’s Jersey Dairy is a family favorite! Feed and pet the animals at this working dairy farm, and then choose between two on-site restaurants to feed your own hungry herd. There’s also mini golf, a driving range, batting cages and plenty of other fun to be had. And don’t forget to sample the homemade cheese while you’re there.

Glen Helen Raptor Center

1075 State Route 343
Located within the Glen Helen Nature Preserve, the Raptor Center is home to unique birds in need of rehabilitation. Get up close and personal by walking just feet away from bald eagles, vultures, owls and hawks. Read each bird’s story as you watch them flutter around, and stay for an outdoor educational show.


HaHa Pizza

108 Xenia Avenue
 Who doesn’t love pizza? If you ask a local where to get the best pie in town, HaHa’s will be at the top of the list. The colorful walls, delicious menu and window ledge filled with toys for young visitors will make for a memorable dining experience.

HaHa Pizza

Yellow Springs Toy Company

252 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
After dinner, enjoy a stroll down the street into the heart of Yellow Springs and you’ll find cafés, gift shops, bookstores and the newest addition, Yellow Springs Toy Company. Kids will love stepping inside and trying out a few of their most popular toys.

Yellow Springs Toy Company

Corner Cone

101 South Walnut Street
Stroll a little further to discover the perfect spot for grabbing a cool treat. Open daily throughout the summer, the Corner Cone offers ice cream sandwiches and cones as well as other sweat treats to top off a great day in Yellow Springs!

Corner Cone

Stayed tuned for next issue of Dayton Parent: Spending the Day in Beavercreek


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