Ice Cream Trail (North)

Ice Cream Trail (North)

Get your licks on Route 86

OK, so maybe this ice cream tour isn’t all on Route 86, but a good portion of it is! Start on the Adirondack Coast, where you can enjoy a cool treat while admiring the beautiful Lake Champlain, then head west into the mountains. Towering peaks, a deep mountain notch, impressive waterfalls, lively towns, and a huge selection of ice cream flavors for your friends, family, and pets to enjoy all make this a trip to remember.

Ice Cream Trail (North)



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Ice Cream Trail (North) Itinerary

Essex Ice Cream CafeEssex

2314 Main Street(917) 848-5000


A&W RestaurantWilmington

5629 NYS Route 86(518) 946-7569

All of our food is cooked to order. Enjoy family oriented dining, complete with table service!

Adirondack Corner StoreLake Placid

188 Newman Road(518) 523-1689


Get TwistedLake Placid

2669 Main Street(518) 523-8079


Emma's Lake Placid CreameryLake Placid

2507 Main St(518) 523-8201

Enjoy the 50s-themed ice cream parlor featuring Emma's famous "Maple Creme Soft Serve." Cones, sundaes, old fashion milkshakes, ice cream cakes — something for everyone can be found at Emma's, where every day's a good day for ice cream! Hours Mon & Thurs. 12 - 8pm Fri. 11:30 - 9:30pm Sat. 11 - 9:30pm Sun. 11 - 8pm Closed Tuesday & Wednesday  

Ben & Jerry’sLake Placid

2423 Main St(518) 837-5288


Pine ConeRay Brook

1179 Route 86(518) 524-3162


Mountain Mist CustardSaranac Lake

260 Lake Flower Avenue


Donnelly's Ice CreamSaranac Lake

1556 State Route 86(518) 891-1873

This world famous spot offers one flavor a day, always twisted with vanilla. Cash only. But then... the best ice cream stand view and the best ice cream. So don't miss it.

The 1892 Bar and GrilleLake Clear

6386 State Route 30(518) 354-8050

The 1892 Bar & Grille opening summer 2019! A family friendly bar/restaurant focusing on fresh ingredients with a menu focused on what is seasonally available to provide farm to table dishes & signature cocktails. Formerly known as The Cone Cabin, The 1892 will be serving lunch, dinner and brunch (Sunday’s only). For hours of operation, contact information and menu selections visit Located at the intersection of routes 30 & 186 in Lake Clear.

Bokie's Drive InMalone

3960 US Route 11(518) 483-1800

A Malone fixture since 1956. Bokie's is a full-service drive-in diner serving up great burgers, fries, shakes, ice cream, and more!