Yellow Springs, Ohio
My husband had a few days off so we took a day trip to Yellow Springs, Ohio.
It was a perfect day, with a gorgeous blue sky and puffy white clouds.
Yellow Springs is a fun place to visit for a day trip or weekend adventure.
The hippie town boasts an array of entertaining activities that appeal to a range of visitors.
The top Yellow Springs attractions are hiking, biking, shopping and dining.
First we stopped at Young’s Jersey Dairy. There were so many kids activities that it was packed.
They are known for their ice cream.
We watched the employees fill the cups of ice cream that they sell.
They also were making cheese, another big seller for Young’s.
They were ready for fall.
Next we went to the small “Hippie Town” of Yellow Springs.
It is a very colorful town with many places to get a bite to eat.
They love their plants and flowers.
I loved this plant in front of someone’s home. Does anyone know what it is called?
They have so many cute little shops.
They even have a “World Famous” ice cream stand. Lol
We headed to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.
There are multiple areas to see.
We walked this short paved trail through the woods.
We were able to see the water from a deck that they built for viewing.
This was their Hyde Road Covered Bridge. It was so strange because we drove through neighborhoods to get to it. There was very little water beneath the bridge that was built in 2014.
I can never pass up a large farm market.
It was tempting but I didn’t buy any flowers.
They had a fun store with so many products to buy.
I had to buy something!
We were getting hungry and had passed this restaurant on our way to Yellow Springs. If you have never eaten at a Der Dutchman, you are missing out. There is one in Amish Country, where we go too, and this one was just as delicious.
If you’re ever in the area, take a day and visit this fun little towns of Yellow Springs.
Categories: Day Trip/Vacation
Thank you for sharing this lovely excursion you and your husband enjoyed, Diane! I felt like we were there with you. I’m glad you had this time together.
What a fun experience to see ice cream being made and to see a charming covered bridge. Farmers markets are always fun to visit – good for you for exercising restraint from purchasing!
You’re welcome Ab, it was a much needed day trip.
LOVE Yellow Springs! Looks like you guys had a great day!
We did too, it was a beautiful and fun day. Thank you ❣️
My internet acted up, so don’t know if my previous comment came through….your plant is West Indian Lantana.
Thank you isn’t it beautiful!!!
I used the Google feature on my android phone that identifies plants, trees, etc.
Looks like you had a great trip.
We sure did and it was well needed.💕
What a great trip for you both. Spending time, seeing some sights, and then…ICE CREAM!!!
The simple things are always the best.
It really was a perfect day, thank you❣️
Hi Diane, thanks for the virtual trip to Yellow Springs! You do such a great job on your blog– even though I don’t cook much anymore, I love seeing what’s cookin’ in your kitchen, and where you’re goin’!! 😁
Thank you for reading, you never know I may post one you may want to make. lol
That looks a very charming town!!
It surely was, thank you❣️
You are very welcome!! 🙂 🙂
Looked a real fun day out
Thank you Sheree, it definitely was. 💕
What a fun day! I love places like that
Me too, I have trouble walking around and we were able to take our time and rest when needed.
This looks like a cute place to visit. Plus, I can’t resist that giant mint chocolate chip ice cream cone! We are thinking next year of just traveling around Iowa and Ohio during August and September. And we are on the lookout for places where we can ride our ebikes. I like these country areas. Thanks for your post!
You’re very welcome Betty! ❤️
You had a great road trip 🙂
We sure did June, thank you. 🥰
Thank you for reblogging Ned❣️
It does look like a fun place to visit. I think the plant that you like is Lanatna. I planted some a few years back but was disappointed to find out that it was an annual.in our growing zone.
Oh no! I was hoping it was a perineal. I will have to look for it next year, I’m sure it’s an annual here too. Thank you Ruth!
Oh the fun! Thank you for sharing, Diane!
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You’re welcome Mitzy. 💕
I think those flowers are called Lantana.
YES!!!! Thank you so much❣️
Diane, great pictures here from what looks like a really fun time in Yellow Springs. Enjoyed going on the ‘tour!”
Thank you is was a pleasure sharing them. 💕
oh how fun. happy you enjoyed it Diane!
Thank you Cindy it was a great day. 🥰
💜 Great to read 📚 YOU!!! took a break from cooking 🍳 😋 🙌 😌 🤪 🤗 🍳 ; then allowed YOURSELF!!! to be served
We both needed the break and to get out of town. We had a fantastic day, thank you Yernasia!🥰
💜 YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome SupaSoulSis 🙏🏿 ; a break well earned especially as some, like me, are pretty much on a permanent break and need reminding that others do need breaks from the to-and-fro of day-to-day life
Looks like a fun day! I have enjoyed Der Dutchman. Yum!
Yes very fun and no stress. We couldn’t have asked for better weather too. Nice, you have been to Der Dutchman too.
A fun post! Sounds like you have a great time!
We did Nancy, we haven’t been able to do much since we watched the grandkids so much. Now we can and we are looking forward to more trips. Thank you❣️
Love my grandkids with my whole heart but am looking forward to the day when we won’t have to do that much babysitting … by my calculations, another 3 years as long as no other grand babies come along!
I know what you mean!
What a fun trip! I love the colorful vibe of the town and its shops. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
It was such a low key, very colorful but fun little town to visit. Thank you❣️
Ice cream and cheese, yum I would have to try those. The plant is possibly a pink and yellow hydrangea. I enjoyed the photos, thank you for sharing them.
You’re welcome Mags and you may be right. I have Hydrangeas but they are large. When I googled it there were small ones similar to my picture. Thank you!
You are welcome.
What a great trip! Beautiful and colorful place indeed!
It was a nice easy trip that we really enjoyed. Thank you❣️
Looks like you had a lovely day out. Lots of great shops and places to see!
It was a much needed day away Paul. Thank you❣️
Looks like a wonderful place! If I didn’t live so far away, I’d go! 🙂 Love this post. Great photos.
Thank you Jessica💕
Ah, a day trip – that’s always a favourite with me! Love that bridge and you’re right, it’s such a colourful town. I have not (yet) heard of the ‘world famous’ ice-cream stand, but because of your post it might just become world famous 😉. Great photos on a lovely day out – thanks for the share Diane!
Thank you for your nice comment and you’re welcome. 💕
Day tripping at small towns in America are the best of days!
It sure is, thank you!
It’s not even 4:30am my time, and here I am craving ice cream! Haha, thank you for sharing and it sounds like you and your husband had a fun time together 🤗💛
Haha Believe it or not we didn’t eat anything in the town, including ice cream. We had gone to our local ice cream shop the day before and we were looking forward to the restaurant. Thank you Cate! 💕
That takes some serious will power right there, haha!
I love covered bridges. Thanks nice outing with your husband, seems like a lot to see!
It’s was a wonderful trip, thank you Alessandra 💕
Nice road trip, Diane! All the places you visited look like fun, especially the farm market, and Youngs Dairy. I would’ve enjoyed the ice cream.
We don’t get out very much but it seems like when we do these day trips it is such a fun time. Thank you❣️
Wow that looks like a wonderful outing! I vicariously enjoyed an ice cream cone! Great photos!
It was a great get a way for a day. Thank you so much❣️
Sure looks like a fun place to visit! Was your dinner good? I love visiting and eating in Amish country.
It really was fun and yes, we did the buffet with all the normal delicious food. You can’t beat Amish food. Lol 🥰
Sounds like a fun trip Diane and I loved how colorful and quaint this “hippie town” is, right down to the red brick streets. I liked the covered bridge as well. I hope you find the name of the plant as it was very colorful.
Thank you Linda and I was told what the plant is from my blogging family, it is called Lantana.
Thanks for sharing that name Diane. I recently did the Swallowtails at Memorial Park post and last year the Monarchs at Memorial Park post and both times, they were on orange Lantana. It is a volunteer garden and they must be planting it as an annual because it will die if it goes below freezing. We are Zone 6B. They are the most-beautiful shade of orange at that park.
I am hoping I can find it next year. You are right, it is an annual. Have a great day Linda it is beautiful outside! 💕
I hope you find it – it comes in many shades. I didn’t recognize it in your post. We had a gorgeous day today too Diane and it felt like Fall when I walked out the door this morning – I had on long sleeves and was still chilly but no complaints!
Yellow Springs looks like an amazing place to visit, and your photos should be on their tourism website!
Also: I love, LOVE your photo of the covered bridge.
You are so kind, thank you for your nice comment. 💕