Can You Complete this Epic Ice Cream Crawl? Travel the Capital Region with this Legen-dairy Road Trip
Do you love ice cream? Do you want to take an unforgettable road trip? Do you have 3 hours to spare this summer? If you are up to the challenge, we have the sprinkle-infused, sundae-filled route for you - that even comes with a cherry on top. Whether you love hard serve, soft serve, nut-free, yogurt, or any other type of frozen dessert, we've got you covered with these 10 amazing ice cream shops! Make sure you have a stomach full of ice cream and an amazing story to tell your friends by checking out one of these great spots or by completing the whole trail.
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The total trip will take approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, so grab your friends, family, a huge appetite, and hit the road!
Stop #1: Mr. Bill's Carhop - 1720 U.S. 9, South Glens Falls
The journey begins at Mr. Bill's Carhop in South Glens Falls! Open everyday from 11 am to 9 pm, you can enjoy your frozen delights in your car or sit at one of the picnic tables. In addition to your ice cream, grab some chicken tenders, a burger and fries, or other American food classics while you're there!
Stop #2: The Ice Cream Man - 417 NY-29, Greenwich
Party with The Ice Cream Man at your next stop in Greenwich! Also open daily from 11 am - 9 pm, this family-owned business has been making its own ice cream onsite for three decades and has developed more than 300 custom recipes for customers to enjoy. Buy a cone, an ice cream cake, or take a hand-packed pint with you to nibble on in the car or at home.
Stop #3: DeVoe's Rainbow Delights - 1569 Route 9, Clifton Park
Situated on DeVoe's Rainbow Orchards in Clifton Park, you can get a lot more than apples at DeVoe's Rainbow Delights! Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm, start off with a sausage or steak sandwich, meatball sub, hot dog, onion rings and more before you dive into your soft serve ice cream. DeVoe's is the ideal place if you have a nut allergy: they have a completely nut-free ice cream experience available!
Stop #4: Guptill's Coney Express Ice Cream - 1085 New Loudon Road, Cohoes
Next up is a Cohoes favorite - Guptill's Coney Express Ice Cream. Guptill's features 80 flavors of premium hard and soft serve ice cream and yogurt! Located next to the famous Guptill's Rollerskating Arena, Guptill's offers plenty of variety, parking, and fun. If you take the trip in the fall, be sure to try their pumpkin or apple pie ice creams.
Stop #5: Snowman Ice Cream - 531 5th Avenue, Troy
Passing the halfway point, find yourself at The Snow Man in Troy. After more than 50 years serving ice cream, The Snow Man is an expert at ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes, and ice cream pies! If you canâ€™t make it out to Troy you can book The Snow Man to come to you with their mobile catering service.
Stop #6: TwisT at Jericho Drive-In - 19 Jericho Road, Glenmont
Check out TwisT, an ice cream extravaganza in Glenmont, right next to the Jericho Drive-In! You can chow down on these delicious cones daily from noon to 9 pm, including flavors like Very Blueberry, Oreo Madness, and Mississippi Mud Pie. After you finish your cone and the sun goes down, stick around for the drive-in's movie options.
Stop #7: Jim's Tastee Freez - 58 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
If it's getting later in the day, donâ€™t fret! You can visit Jim's Tastee Freez located in Delmar from 11 am to 10:30 pm every day. Grab a seat at the picnic tables or benches and chow down on the hot temptation of classic American cuisine and finish the night with the cool sensation of their ice cream, floats, shakes, malts, and freezees.
Stop #8: Kurver Kreme - 1349 Central Ave, Albany
Kurver Kreme has been dishing out summer memories since 1952 in Albany. Enjoy a classic twist, go for a low fat yogurt or ice cream, or try the Dole Soft Serve if you want to avoid lactose, gluten, or are vegan and still want a cold treat! Open 11 am to 10 pm Monday-Friday, noon to 10 pm on Saturday, and 1 to 9:30 pm on Sundays, they serve up great desserts everyday.
Stop #9: Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In - 5 Schonowee Avenue, Scotia
Reach Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In in Scotia for food, fun, and - of course - ice cream! Jumpin' Jack's offers a variety of lunch and dinner options on its Charcoal Pit Menu which pairs perfectly with the frozen goodies on the Twin Freese Menu. Don't fill up on too many classic American dishes before you lick up one of their ice cream cones, milkshakes, or slushies.
Stop #10: Humpty Dumpty Ice Cream - 70 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Head to your final destination in Saratoga Springs for more fun at Humpty Dumpty Ice Cream. Serving mouth-watering soft serve ice cream, subs, and hot dogs from 11 am - 10 pm Monday through Saturday and from noon to 9 pm on Sundays, you won't want to miss this shop! If you need a break from the ice cream, try their French Vanilla frozen yogurt for something a little different, but equally delicious!
Now that you've reached the end of the trail, want to drive it again?