Summer road trip: PA’s official Ice Cream Trails

Gov. Wolf wants you to eat ice cream to support the commonwealth’s dairy industry.

Wilbur chocolate and honeyed lavender ice cream at Fox Meadows Creamery in Ephrata, Pa.

Wilbur chocolate and honeyed lavender ice cream at Fox Meadows Creamery in Ephrata, Pa.

Sarah Anne Hughes / Billy Penn

Originally published July 2018; updated Aug. 2019

As if you needed another excuse to eat ice cream: There’s now multiple state-sanctioned trails for the sweet treat in Pennsylvania.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration formally launched the campaign last year to support the state’s dairy farms, some of which are struggling amidst falling milk prices and cancelled contracts. This year the Department of Agriculture updated the effort by splitting the trails into three parts across the state.

Because we support your right to support local dairy farms by cramming as much ice cream as you’d like in your mouth, Billy Penn mapped the Eastern Pa. and South Central Pa. routes.

Sure, there’s plenty of great ice cream in Philadelphia, but consider this a great excuse for a road trip. Happy eating.

Official Eastern Pa. Ice Cream Trail

Official South Central Pa. Ice Cream Trail

 

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