A classic summer sight: people lined up at the window of a roadside ice cream stand. Even better: it’s after dark, moths flutter among garish neon signs, and kids get to stay up late, lapping at cones packed with joy for the senses.
Here’s a short cut to ice cream sources: Find our choices for the Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in all of New England.
New England offers travel experiences involving ice cream from one end to the next.
Connecticut’s Sundae Drive trail (with a handy brochure and map) guides you on a tastyl adventure along some of the prettiest roads of this pastoral state. The drive’s “Tasty Ten” hot spots of creamy flavor includes dairies and ice cream shops in Storrs, Pomfret, Mystic, Plainfield, Old Lyme, New London, Griswold, Salem, and Sterling.
Far north in Vermont, the Ben & Jerry’s HQ and factory in Waterbury hosts factory tours and, of course, tastings. On this 30-minute guided tour you can learn about these most interesting fellows who became leaders in socially responsible businesses. Before leaving, taste a generous sample of the flavor of the day and stop in at the scoop shop. Start licking!
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