Dining April 18, 2017
There’s Nothing Better Than This Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail In New York
Combining your two favorite loves in life, we’ve put together for you a little road trip that involves nothing but delicious ice cream destinations. Taking you all throughout the Adirondacks, this trip allows you to take in the sights of our tallest mountains and some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of New York all while you’re enjoying ice cream. So, who’s ready to trade in the cold weather for some cold desserts?
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With a total driving time of under 5 hours, this exciting road trip could easily be completed with a group of friends over the course of a weekend.
1. Martha's Dandee Creme - Queensbury
Making mouths water for more than 50 years, Martha's Dandee Creme keeps steady lines with their flavorful soft serve flavors. A wonderful spot that comes to life during our summer nights, you'll find nothing but smiles dripping with ice cream and friendly faces here on any day of the week.
To find out more information about this ice cream shop, click here.
2. Main Street Ice Cream Parlor - Chestertown
One of the most charming destinations you'll visit along this delicious road trip, Main Street Ice Cream Parlor is an old-fashioned shop that's simply amazing. If you're looking to make a stop at some place where you'll be able to grab a meal first before you dive into your ice cream, then this is that spot! Allowing you to step back in time, guests can enjoy tasty sandwiches and ice cream while they're surrounded by nostalgia.
To find out more information about this charming shop, click here.
3. Wind-Chill Factory - Ticonderoga
A local favorite since the late 1990s, The Wind-Chill Factory has five machines pumping out unforgettable ice cream for guests. Bringing you out past the Pharoah Lake Wilderness Area, you'll find yourself secluded in the Adirondacks while you enjoy the delicious menu that this location has to offer.
To find out more information about this amazing location, click here.
4. Emma's Lake Placid Creamery - Lake Placid
Looking for an excuse to take a trip up to Lake Placid? Then use Emma's Creamery as your excuse! A vintage themed shop that's decorated in the perfect shade of red, this location is loved by many for their maple flavored soft serve.
To find out more information about this fantastic location, click here.
5. Mountain Mist Custard - Saranac Lake
Giving you the opportunity to enjoy your ice cream by the water, Mountain Mist Custard sits right along the shores of Lake Flower. Up north where you're in the shadows of our tallest mountains, this particular ice cream destination is surrounded by jaw-dropping beauty that you won't find anywhere else.
To find out more information about this delightful shop, click here.
6. Donnelly's Ice Cream - Saranac Lake
Taking a look at this list and asking to choose your favorite ice cream spot feels criminal. But if we had to have one destination all to ourselves? It would be easy to choose Donnelly's. Another incredible location within the town of Saranac Lake, this Adirondack ice cream shop is one that should be on your bucket list if you haven't already visited. Small but mighty, this shop has been drawing in residents from all over the state since the early 1950s.
To find out more information about this charming little shop, click here.
7. The Cone Cabin - Lake Clear
A location that offers visitors a scrumptious flavor of the week that they'll never forget, The Cone Cabin will make you feel right at home in the Adirondacks. Taking you up north past Saranac Lake, you'll find yourself right near the beautiful Lake Clear.
To find out more information about this delightful destination, click here.
8. Skyline Ice Cream - Tupper Lake
Serving up homemade soft serve ice cream that will have you jumping out of your seat, Skyline's menu will drop your jaw. A family favorite since 1985, this shop is only a five minute drive away from The Wild Center and is great to visit after a day of exploring. Offering guests other treats like milkshakes ice cream pies and gelato, there's something for everyone to enjoy here.
To find out more information about this unique ice cream shop, click here.
9. Lakeside Licks Ice Cream - Speculator
Ending the trip in one of our favorite tiny towns, Speculator is home to one of the several Lakeside Licks locations within New York. Starting off as an ice cream stand inside of a one-car garage, Lakeside Licks now has three ice cream shops in the Empire State. With their first store being their Speculator location, this ice cream shop has plenty of soft serve flavors and makes the most splendid sundaes.
To find out more information about this wonderful shop, click here.
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