That Budget Travel named Yellow Springs one of America's Coolest Small Towns is no surprise to anyone who has visited. Culturally diverse, open, friendly, creative and very fun; Yellow Springs is Everyone's Favorite Place. Discovered around 1800, the area was popular for those seeking the curative waters of the Yellow Spring. That namesake spring remains a popular destination in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Home to Antioch College and Antioch University Midwest, the village is a unique mix of rural and urban with a thriving downtown and eclectic neighborhoods surrounded by farms and orchards that fill our markets with fresh local food. Extensive recreational attractions include the Little Miami Scenic Trail, part of the nation's largest network of paved, off-street trails; 2000 acres of woodland and river's edge hiking trails in Glen Helen, John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve; and Young's Jersey Dairy where you can find mini-golf, batting cages, a driving range, petting zoo and two restaurants. People are drawn to Yellow Springs for its authenticity. The streets are lined with an eclectic assortment of shops, galleries and restaurants. Benches and tables are filled with locals and visitors relaxing to enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious meal or a lively conversation. Street musicians love to share their talents with all who will listen. Rich visual and performing arts abound in this vibrant community of artists. Yellow Springs Brewery, celebrating five years in operation, is located on the bike trail with a beautiful deck perfect for relaxing after a long ride. Right next door is S&G Artisan Distillery where you can find a delicious assortment of moonshines, rum and specialty liqueurs. Yellow Springs hosts festivals, art openings, theatre, live music and more. You can expect something interesting every time you visit.