Why This One Little Town Is Ohio’s Best Kept Secret

When it comes to small, beautiful, *and* underrated small towns, Ohio has plenty. There is one town in particular, however, that isn’t just the epitome of small-town charm, but a place of endless adventure, family fun, and artistic flair. This most underrated town in Ohio we’re talking about, of course, is Yellow Springs. This Southwest Ohio town is home to a population of approximately 3,513 residents, Antioch College, a colorful downtown, the nearby John Bryan State Park, and, (you guessed it), the official “Yellow Spring” after which the town is named. Let’s go on a little tour of Yellow Springs, the most underrated town in all of Ohio:

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Address: Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA
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Most underrated town in Ohio

May 27, 2021

What kinds of things are there to do in Yellow Springs?

Yellow Springs is a delightful place to visit, and it’s really on the map for a few notable attractions. Young’s Jersey Dairy is one of the top family friendly attractions in The Buckeye State, with an amazing restaurant and loads of attractions. While the freshly made ice cream and mouthwatering cheese curds will certainly entice you to check it out (as will the giant golden cow in front of the farm), it’s all the other fun things you can do at Young’s Jersey Dairy that will make you stay awhile. Mini golf, barrel train rides, batting cages, and an entire preschool play area make this Yellow Springs attraction a place families visit again and again! Also in Yellow Springs is Clifton Mill, an enchanting, historic mill that transforms into a veritable winter wonderland each holiday season!

Where are some of the smallest towns in Ohio?

Have you ever wondered where the smallest towns in Ohio are? You’re not alone. That’s why we put together this list of 10 teeny-tiny towns in Ohio with populations under 300. (Yes — that’s it!) These towns are so tiny, in fact, that most people don’t even know they exist! For example, did you know about Mount Cory, a Hancock County town with just over 200 residents? Or North Robinson, located in Crawford County and home to a population of approximately 202? If you did, that’s very impressive! And if you didn’t know about these small towns, well, now you do!

What are some of other underrated small towns in Ohio?

Ohio is full of little towns that really are quite delightful — and totally underrated, in our opinion! Oberlin is quite possibly the most idyllic — and underrated — college town in the country; this Northern Ohio gem is home to Oberlin College, one of the top liberal arts institutions in the state. This progressive little town of approximately 8,400 residents has a close-knit community, rich history, and thriving arts scene. There’s always some something happening here, from organized events to special shows at Oberlin’s historic Apollo Theatre. Visit this winsome small down, and you may never want to leave!

Address: Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA