The weather is warming up and that means it's the perfect time to indulge in some ice cream. We’ve got the inside scoop on ice cream spots along THE LINK Trail Network. From sundaes to shakes, here are four places to stop for a sweet treat on your next trail outing*.
Historic Hotel Bethlehem’s Penn State Creamery | Bethlehem, PA
Do you bleed blue and white? If so, the Historic Hotel Bethlehem’s Penn State Creamery is the place for you – and it’s just up the street from one of the access points along the D&L Trail! Now located across from the hotel on Main Street, the ice cream parlor serves 12 locally sourced flavors plus featured flavors that rotate monthly. Each month, a staff member makes a trip to Penn State and brings back 500 gallons of the state college’s famous ice cream. Alumni favorites include Bittersweet Mint, Scholar’s Chip, and Grilled Stickies! Enjoy your cup or cone on Main Street’s famous Nittany Lion bench and tag @thelinktrails on social before heading back to the trail.
The Inside Scoop | Coopersburg, PA
Next time you’re exploring the Saucon Rail Trail, take a quick detour for some old-fashioned ice cream at The Inside Scoop in Coopersburg. Its retro décor will transport you back to the ‘50s and their friendly staff is sure to bring a smile to your face. Find a flavor you favor or take your pick from their extensive menu of shakes, smoothies, and sundaes. Where else could you find a 14-scoop smoking volcano sundae? The popular parlor isn’t hard to find. Just look for a long line out the door and their 20-foot-tall ice cream man statue named “Giant Chip”!
The Canalside Cup | Williams Township, PA
Located on the D&L Trail along the Delaware River, The Canalside Cup is a popular pitstop for outdoor enthusiasts. The walk-up ice cream stand serves more than 50 varieties of ice cream as well as milkshakes, Italian ice, and gelato. Owner Debra Kozic notes that the Black Raspberry ice cream is a crowd favorite. The Canalside Cup also sells food stand fare including hot dogs, chili cheese fries, and cheeseburgers! Grab your grub and go or rest your legs in their shaded picnic table area.
Owowcow | Easton, PA
Owowcow is dedicated to creating ice cream that supports local agriculture and their community. From pasteurizing their own ice cream base to roasting local fruits, Owowcow uses the finest organic and natural ingredients. Located in the newly renovated Simon Silk Mill near the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, the Easton shop serves a variety of creative and delicious flavors like I Hate Chocolate, Blueberry Lemon, and Cookie Monstah! They also sell popsicles, ice cream sandwiches (plus DIY kits!), and cakes.
*Please be sure to follow COVID-19 safety protocols when visiting these locations.
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