Who We Are

Miami Township is a primarily rural township which includes the village of Yellow Springs, Clifton and 25 square miles of surrounding farmland and rural dwellings. The charm of small-town Yellow Springs, combined with abundant scenic natural areas and a bike trail has made the township a popular tourist destination. These scenic areas include John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Glen Helen Nature Preserve and the Tecumseh Council Boys Scout Camp. In all, that is 1860 acres of natural areas to explore, more than ten percent of the total land area of the township. The headwaters of the beautiful Little Miami River cut a gorge and a winding river through the township. The Little Miami River is one of only three National Scenic Rivers in Ohio, running southwest and eventually emptying into the Ohio River 100 miles downstream. The Little Miami Scenic (bike) Trail also runs from one end of the township to the other. This is the fourth longest paved trail in the United States, running 78.1 miles through five southwestern counties in Ohio.

Miami Township is also blessed with many thousands of acres of prime farmland, painting a rolling picturesque scene along 15 miles of rural roads. Tecumseh Land Trust, a formidable nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1990, makes its home in the township. TLT has preserved 35,000 agricultural and natural lands with conservation easements over the past thirty years.

Miami Township is one of twelve townships in Greene County. As of the 2020 it has a population of 4,927 with 3,697 residents living in the Yellow Springs, 127 in the village of Clifton and 1,103 unincorporated residents living in the surrounding 25 square mile rural area.

Clifton Gorge

The finest works in stone are not made by copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

– Henry David Thoreau