Mouthwatering NY Ice Cream Trail: Lake George to Lake Placid and Back
We'll all be screaming for ice cream on this road trip! Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure inspired by summer's favorite treat? Prepare to indulge in the largest variety of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sundaes and more in the Ultimate Adirondack and Beyond Ice Cream Trail! 18 stops, 18 irresistibly scrumptious ADK hot spots for frozen delights. Hit the road with your family, friends and hearty appetite and get licking! Can you complete this whole ice cream trail?
See below for the entire trail itinerary
Which heavenly ice cream stops will you be making?
Stop #1: Rob & Deb's Frozen Dreams - 96 Haskell AvenueGlens Falls, NY
Start off strong with Glens Falls' legendary soft serve ice cream stand! Open everyday from 11am to 10pm, Rob and Deb's is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Homemade waffle cones, constantly changing flavor menus and world renowned Famous Maple Fudge make Rob and Deb's an irresistible first stop to this ADK ice cream crawl!
Stop #2: Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe - 60 Glenwood Avenue
Up next, enjoy a delicious cone, specialty sundae, or find your new favorite treat at Sprinkles! This Queensbury ice cream shoppe, open every day from 12pm to 9pm, was voted best ice cream in the Post-Star Reader's Poll. Stop by during your bike ride or walk on the Warren County Bike Trail and choose from hard or soft serve options, smoothies, shakes, and more!
Stop #3: Cooper's Cave Ale Company - 2 Sagamore AvenueQueensbury, NY
Next, take a short drive north to Cooper's Cave Ale Company! Located right off the Warren County bike trail, with homemade hard ice cream, over 70 soft ice cream flavors, frozen yogurt, famous filled ice cream cakes, fantastic floats, dairy free options and beer! Every craving can be filled with this one-stop-shop. Cooper's Cave is ideal if you follow a dairy-free diet, test out their Almond Milk Swirl treat to satisfy your craving.
Stop #4: Martha's Dandee Creme - 1133 U.S. 9Queensbury, NY
Our next stop can be found directly across from the Six Flags Great Escape. As seen on the Today Show for Top 10 Ice Cream Parlors in US, Martha's has been an ice cream landmark for visitors near and far for 70 years! Open daily from 11am to 11pm, enjoy friendly staff and generous servings of fresh ice cream made everyday! Change things up and trade the cone for a Dandee Cremewich, a premium ice cream sandwich.
Stop #5: Lumberjack Pass Mini Golf - 1511 U.S. 9Lake George, NY
Fore! Welcome to your first taste of competition on this road trip. With every game of miniature golf, players receive a free soft serve ice cream- it just doesn't get better than that! $5.98 for a riveting game and a delicious cone. Get putting and see what Lake George's largest miniature golf course has to offer.
Stop #6: Hillbilly Fun Park - 10375 NY-149Fort Ann, NY
Continue north for some miniature golf and - of course - ice cream! Shake out the legs with your choice of two 18-hole mini golf courses. You can get your daily dose of fun in between 11am and 10pm June to Labor Day. Hillbilly Fun Park offers over 40 flavors of delectable ice cream, including Krunchi Creme!
Stop #7: Nina's Sweet Shoppe - 179 Canada StreetLake George, NY
Our fifth stop provides a little change of scenery as we step indoors to enjoy summer's favorite treat. Located in the heart of Lake George Village, Nina's Sweet Shoppe is great for kids and large groups. Taste test some of the most unique desserts in the area as you step into this unique one-of-a-kind candy shoppe. Take some fudge or taffy for the road as you enter the Adirondack Park with our next stop!
Stop #8: Main Street Ice Cream Parlor - 6339 Main StreetChestertown, NY
Make sure to hit this stop right around lunchtime because you won't be able to deny the mouthwatering selection of soups and sandwiches! Proceed to spoil your taste buds with palatable parlor specialities - like a Pina Colada Sundae. Functioning as a restaurant and gift shop, Main Street Ice Cream Parlor is a great place to grab your souvenirs to remember this road trip of a lifetime.
Stop #9: Whitebrook Dairy Bar - 5660 NY-86 ScenicWilmington, NY
If you missed lunch at our last stop, you're in luck! Whitebrook Dairy Bar is home of the Wilmington Burger and some mighty mean milkshakes. Open daily from 11:30am to 9:30pm. If you time your visit well, you can pair this scrumptious pitstop with Weather.com's best hike in New York. It's like the sprinkles on top of a great day!
Photo credit to Whitebrook Dairy Bar
Stop #10: Emma's Lake Placid Creamery - 2507 Mirror Lake DriveLake Placid, NY
We're at our halfway point in the former Olympic Village of Lake Placid. Go back in time with this retro ice cream shop in the heart of downtown Lake Placid. It's a local favorite with all the varieties of ice cream you can imagine: hard, soft, shake, sundae and more! Want to change things up? Try Emma's homemade cheesecake on a stick!
Stop #11: Mountain Mist Custard - 260 Lake Flower AvenueSaranac Lake, NY
Welcome to this road trips' ice cream with a view. Get your instagram account ready for your delicious ice cream cone backdropped by serene Lake Flower. After more than 65 years, Mountain Mist Custard has mastered the art of soft serve on a hot summer day. Grab your cone and head out to the dock for a peaceful ice cream licking experience.
Stop #12: Donnelly's Soft Ice Cream - 1564 NY-86Saranac Lake, NY
Welcome to "The best in the Adirondacks since 1953" for ice cream. Donnelly's soft serve flavors are delectable for any occasion. All you do is pick a size because the flavor of the day is chosen. The day's flavor is always twisted with vanilla, always rich and always worth the trip. Just remember, don't judge an ice cream stand by its size!
Stop #13: The Cone Cabin - 6386 NY-30Lake Clear, NY
Begin your journey south and take a rest at The Cone Cabin! Flipping burgers and twisting soft ice cream 11am to 9pm everyday, make The Cone Cabin your dinner destination as you head south. The grille shuts off at 8:30pm, so time your arrival right to get a taste of some fiesta fries or bacon cheeseburger.
Stop #14: Skyline Ice Cream - 1970 NY-30Tupper Lake, NY
Approach the final stretch of this epic ice cream trail in Tupper Lake with Skyline Ice Cream. With a plethora of grilled menu items and delectable ice cream treats, you won't be disappointed! Prepare your appetite for deep fried twinkies, legendary black raspberry-vanilla twist, and Skyline's famous Michigan Hot Dog. Lactose-free diet? Don't worry! Try Dole Soft Serve for a lactose-free sweet treat.
Stop #15: Custard's Last Stand - 1136 Deerland RoadLong Lake, NY
In the heart of Long Lake, you can't miss Custard's Last Stand scooping ice cream in the main intersection of town. You won't be able to sneak by this front as you turn right towards Blue Mountain Lake. Indulge in ice cream flavors from A to Z, but most importantly, ice cream sandwiches with homemade cookies from a local bakery!
Stop #16: Lakeside Licks - 2903 NY-30Speculator, NY
Check out Lakeside Licks, a booming ice cream brand, right in Speculator! With 26 different soft serve flavors, your ultimate road trip will get a pick me up! Feeling more adventurous than soft serve? Splurge on a specialty sundae such as the Carnival Sundae with gummy bears and nerds or even a S'mores Sundae. Can't get enough? Take Lakeside Licks with you by renting their ice cream trailer!
Stop #17: Bon's Ice Cream - 530 Lake AvenueLake Luzerne, NY
Slide into your second to last stop in Lake Luzerne. Fuel your inner competitive side with some miniature golf topped off with your choice of 37 exquisite ice cream flavors at Bon's Ice Cream. Choose from soft, hard, non-dairy, yogurt, flurries and floats at Bon's! Providing fun for the community and dishing out ice cream since 1994, Bon's is a staple hot spot in this Adirondack neighborhood.
Stop #18: The Pink Roof - 58 Beach RoadLake George, NY
You've arrived at your final destination! The Pink Roof, in the village of Lake George is perfectly located to grab a cone after a day at the lake, or a long day chasing ice cream stands! Open daily 10am to 11pm, just look for the pink roof to feed your cravings.
You've made it. Full of ice cream, treats, memories and miles. Congratulations! What summer treat destination was your favorite?
Are you ready for even more ice cream? Check out Part II of our ice cream trail >>