Young’s Jersey Dairy

Known for ice cream, a kiddie train and much more, this spot just outside downtown Yellow Springs, Ohio, promises plenty of fun. 

This spot just north of downtown Yellow Springs is one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular agritourism destinations for a very good reason: It’s all about families. Members of the Young family have been operating the place for generations, so they understand that creating wide smiles and warm memories is as important as producing the homemade ice cream that entices folks from far and wide to their southwest Ohio farm.  

Moms and dads bring toddlers here just to order their first ice cream cone. Kids can hardly wait to feed the friendly goats, pet the downy ears of newborn calves and climb aboard the Moovers and Shakers barrel train for a rollicking ride around the farm. 

Visitors of all ages enjoy sending golf balls through a windmill and barn at the Udders & Putters miniature golf courses and attending Young’s Jersey Dairy’s special events. (Think Easter egg hunts, Memorial Day weekend carnival rides and an “orphan” car show featuring Edsels, DeSotos and other extinct vehicles.)

The destination’s latest attraction is the Dairy Store, which combines a creamery, confectionery, dairy bar and comfort food restaurant. The entrance of the spacious, barn-style building looks like a silo, and travelers are sure to find plenty of seating indoors and outdoors on its shady front porch or Cow-Patty-O open-air dining space. 

Young’s Jersey Dairy’s ice cream selection varies with the seasons, with featured summertime flavors including favorites like black raspberry and peaches & cream. No matter when you choose to visit, chances are the dairy will have something on its menu you’ve never tried before. In early 2022, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Caramel Swirl debuted. A Dairy Store original, the ice cream is packed with crushed cookies that are made in-house from a tried-and-true Young family recipe. 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387, 937/325-0629, youngsdairy.com