Sunday, July 17, 2016 is National Ice Cream Day and the Pocono Mountains is the perfect place to celebrate.Why settle for the drive-through when you can play away the day at a state park, waterpark or family fun center and then cool off with an icy sweet treat?

This week on the Pocono Mountains Blog, we’re featuring five places where entertainment and ice cream go hand-in-hand. Get the scoop below.

Bushkill Falls
You’re sure to work up an appetite at Bushkill Falls! “The Niagara of Pennsylvania” is a network of hiking trails linking eight scenic waterfalls. The property features miniature golf, paddleboats, gemstone mining, a maze and other fun things to do. Its concession stand serves up sundaes, sodas and hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream.

Casino Theatre Entertainment Center
This retro gem boasts a first-run movie theater, arcade and miniature golf course plus a 1950s-themed malt shop with tons of treats. Old-fashioned options include egg creams, malts, sundaes and sodas, and over 60 flavors of Hershey’s ice cream. Waffle cones are made on-site—a delight for the eyes and taste buds!

Enjoy Ice Cream in a 1950s-Themed Malt Shop

Costa’s Family Fun Park
Classic summer fun awaits at Costa’s Family Fun Park. This outdoor adventure center includes a go-kart track, miniature golf course, laser tag park, driving range and children’s play area plus batting cages, bumper boats, waterslides and over 25 arcade games. The snack bar menu features shakes, floats, soft-serve and hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream.  

Country Junction
“The World’s Largest General Store,” Country Junction promises hours of entertainment. Beyond great shopping, you’ll find a petting zoo, pet shop, Nerf arena, wildlife exhibits and activities for the whole family. Dining options include an ice cream parlor where hard and soft ice creams, shakes and specialty desserts are served.

Enjoy a Summer Treat in the Pocono Mountains

Gresham’s Ice Cream Shoppe
Just across the road from Lake Wallenpaupack, Gresham’s Ice Cream Shoppe is a great place to refuel after a day on the water. The family-owned eatery churns out Hershey’s hard and soft ice cream and delicious Dole soft serve with plenty of toppings.

Enjoy an Ice Cream Cone at Gresham’s Ice Cream Shoppe

For more food and fun, check out the Pocono Mountains’ summer festival lineup, or browse dining destinations by category.

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