Pick any day of the year, and it's a good day for ice cream. But you definitely want to make sure to grab a cup or cone to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 18, 2021! Choose your favorite flavor or sample something new in the Pocono Mountains at the eight delectable icy sweet treat stops below.
Everyone knows a sundae tastes best after a day full of summer adventures: why not take your Poconos ice cream quest to the next level? Plan an outing to a waterpark, family fun center or one of the area's beautiful parks as the prelude to your scoop.
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 gemstone mining, a maze and other fun things to do. The concession stand serves up sundaes and hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream.
Casino Theatre Entertainment Center
A retro gem, Casino Theatre Entertainment Center boasts a first-run movie theater 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, and they taste as good as they smell!
If you're enjoying a day out on the D&L Trail, Chantilly Goods in Weissport is the ideal spot to stop for some refreshments. This vintage soda fountain serves up 30 different soda syrups as well as dozens of ice cream flavors from fourth-generation Manning Farm Dairy. Grab a scoop, sundae, shake, float or a classic egg cream!
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 and waterslides. The snack bar menu features shakes, floats, soft-serve, hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream and even a decadent funnel cake sundae.
It's no surprise that “The World’s Largest General Store,” Country Junction, has its own ice cream parlor inside! Enjoy hard and soft ice creams, shakes and specialty desserts. Beyond the tasty treats and endless shopping, the whole family will find hours of entertainment in the petting zoo, pet shop, Nerf arena, wildlife exhibits, activities and seasonal events.
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 a plentiful assortment toppings.
Ice Cream Express
All aboard for ice cream! The Stourbridge Line's popular two-hour, round-trip summer Ice Cream Express excursion departs from Honesdale and makes tracks for Hawley, where you can step off the train and savor a delicious sundae made with local ice cream.
Llama Ice Cream
Looking for ice cream served with churros on the side? How about unique, tropical flavors like passion fruit, lucuma and tamarind? Llama Ice Cream has been serving up artisanal ice cream made in small batches since 2017. Located along River Road in East Stroudsburg, it's an ideal stop after a day of sun in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.