Yellow Springs

Yellow Spring Ohio History

The connective tissue of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and its many points of interest lies in the Little Miami River.  Native Americans frequented the healing waters of Yellow Springs long before settlers came to the area.  Yellow Springs was formed in 1825 by Will Mills in hopes of forming a utopian community that mimicked New Harmony, Indiana.  When this idea faded, its next growth occurred due to the construction of the Little Miami Railroad in 1846.  The railroad brought in tourists who wanted to experience the medicinal waters of the nearby springs on Neff Grounds.  A few years later in 1850, Horace Mann founded Antioch College.  This led to the village of Yellow Springs being incorporated in 1856.  Today, when one searches for the most eclectic places in the US, Yellow Springs, Ohio tops the list nationally, and always for the state of Ohio. These images capture its charm and its love for the arts. 

Yellow Springs Points of Interest

  • Little Miami Scenic Trail: Trading its rails for trails, today this path serves as the largest bikeway in the Maimi Valley bringing a new generation of visitors to YS!
  • Tecumseh Land Trust:  Every fall, the Miami Valley flocks to this sunflower field
  • Youngs Jersey Dairy:  After exploring the amazing natural wonders near Yellow Springs, all post-hike experiences end at this family dairy farm
  • Antioch College:  A private liberal arts college that shaped Yellow Springs, Ohio

Yellow Spring Ohio Artwork

These art prints of Yellow Springs celebrate the peaceful living of Ohio’s most eclectic town.  Whether exploring the favored location in the Miami Valley for ice cream and family fun its nostalgic covered bridges, its vivid field of sunflowers, or its peaceful bike paths and hiking trails, these fine art photography prints capture the fun landmarks of Yellow Springs. 

Yellow Springs Parks

Any story of Yellow Springs would be incomplete without featuring its many parks and the natural wonders held by each.  Initially, images of the below parks were in this Yellow Springs gallery, but I’d captured so many, it became obvious that I needed to dedicate a separate gallery to each park.