Herrell’s Is A Quintessential Ice Cream Shop In Massachusetts That Will Take You Back To The Good Old Days
Nothing is more delightful than visiting a neighborhood ice cream shop. Classic and nostalgic, these mom-and-pop shops harken back to a kinder, simpler time of warm afternoons, firefly-lit nights, swimming pools, and Capture the Flag. Summer is an especially treasured time in the Northeast, when winters can seem to go on forever, making the precious months of sun and warmth — and their accompanying sweet treats — all the more special.
While this region of the country is known for its infamous winters, it’s also a bit of an ice cream mecca, with one particular dynamic duo — Ben and Jerry — hailing from none other than the Green Mountain State. But before Ben and Jerry’s, there was Steve, the owner and visionary of Massachusetts’ Steve’s Ice Cream. Steve Herrell’s eponymous first ice cream shop in Somerville opened in 1973. Herrell’s, his second ice cream business in the Bay State, opened in 1980. It’s Herrell’s, the long-standing, family-run establishment in Northampton, Massachusetts, that has stood the test of time, pioneering new techniques while giving folks a quintessential taste of summer, any time of year.
Many thanks to Judith Herrell, President of Herrell’s, for sharing the story of this delightful ice cream shop in Massachusetts. Learn more about Herrell’s Ice Cream & Bakery at its website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, and visit the brick-and-mortar store at 8 Old South Street, Northampton, MA, 01060.
Of course, Herrell’s is just one of the many amazing small businesses in Massachusetts; please nominate your favorite attractions and businesses for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Only In Massachusetts article. And be sure to follow Only In Massachusetts on Facebook and Instagram to learn about this region of the Bay State’s most incredible places, attractions, and events.
Address: Herrell's Ice Cream & Bakery, 8 Old S St, Northampton, MA 01060, USA
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