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Everything You Wanted To Know About Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail
Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail is such a sweet and fantastic culinary tour of Maryland’s local dairy farm’s and creameries. Take the challenge. You won’t regret it!
One of the most iconic, and certainly the sweetest, signs of summer is indulging in a huge scoop (or two) of creamy, decadent ice cream. Every summer Maryland celebrates their homegrown creameries with a promotion called Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail.
In order to qualify for the Ice Cream Trail, Maryland Dairy Farms have to offer ice cream from the cows they have on their farm.
And the result is oh, so delicious.
My daughter and I have been to almost all of the creameries (1 more left!) and if you accept this adventurous challenge too, you will be in for such an awesomely sweet treat!
1. Prigel Family Creamery
Prigel Family Creamery in Glen Arm, MD scoops up some amazingly creamy ice cream. You can hang out with the cows and enjoy the farm. The creamery’s location is gorgeous.
Prigel Family Creamery has been in the dairy farming business for over 5 generations. They are organically certified and offer more than just ice cream. Prigel Family Creamery is open from 1130-8pm Monday-Saturday. On Friday and Saturday evenings their signature Food Truck, The Farm Kitchen, serves delicious sandwiches as well. They are closed on Sundays.
Prigel Family Creamery
4852 Long Green Rd
Glen Arm, MD 21057
2. Kilby Cream
There are so many reasons to love Kilby Cream in Rising Sun, MD. First off, the ice cream is AHMAAZZZING!
But don’t just make the drive for the ice cream. Your kids will love the playground and small petting farm on premises. Plus, Kilby Cream hosts a number of events throughout the year like a Fall Festival, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Events, Food Truck Nights, and outdoor movies in the summer.
Kilby Cream is open during the summer Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 12-9pm.
129 Strohmaier Lane
Rising Sun, MD 21911
3. South Mountain Creamery
The South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, MD is probably the most well-known of the Maryland Creameries… and with good reason. Not only is their ice cream to die for (we have tried multiple flavors. They are all awesome), but there are a few other treats in store at the creamery as well.
There is a playground (super fun) and a few fun annual events. However, you have to time your visit for 4pm daily when you can actually bottle feed the calves. Yes, you read that right.. you can actually feed baby cows! How awesome is that? And don’t worry if you can’t be there right at 4pm. Starting at 130pm you can also watch the cows be milked daily and the baby calves are always there. If you miss the bottle feeding, you can still spend some time with them. Sooooo cute!
South Mountain Creamery is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday noon-6pm.
South Mountain Creamery
8305 Bolivar Road
Middletown, MD 21769
4. Rocky Point Creamery
There are three creameries on the Maryland Ice Cream Trail that are doubly awesome because.. wait for it… they also have sunflowers! Woo Hoo! Can you even believe how awesome that is?
The Rocky Point Creamery in Tuscarora, MD is so much fun! There are so many delicious flavors to choose from. Kids will love playing on the gigantic John Deere Tractor Playground.
And the sunflowers… during a few amazing weeks every summer you can not only eat ice cream, but pick sunflowers too!
Check out our review of Rocky Point Creamery for more information.
Rocky Point Creamery
4323 Tuscarora Road A
Tuscarora, MD 21790
5. Broom’s Bloom Dairy
Broom’s Bloom Dairy in Bel Air, MD is a Harford County institution and it has a large and loyal following. Why? Well the ice cream is phenomenal and they offer a full lunch and dinner menu as well. Everything is fresh, natural, and locally made.
From late Spring until the weather chills, Broom’s Bloom has live music on the weekends.
They also have sunflowers in late August. Ice cream, live music, and Insta-worthy frolicking among sunflowers? How awesome is that?
Broom’s Bloom Dairy
700 South Fountain Green Road
Bel Air, MD
6. Keyes Creamery
Keyes Creamery in Aberdeen is phenomenal. Their ice cream is made from the milk of grass-fed cows which are milked twice a day to produce the ice cream that is made fresh. They have an extensive summer menu of ice cream flavors including Red Velvet, Salted Caramel Brownie, and Lemon Blueberry. Oh my goodness.. excuse me while I drool!
They are open Tuesday-Sunday from noon-9pm and are closed on Mondays.
3712 Aldino Rd (entrance on Hopewell Rd)
7. Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard
The Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard is one cool place to hang with your kids. In the summer and fall you can indulge in delicious ice cream and pick your own fruit, ranging from berries and cherries to apples in the fall. In the fall they also have a corn maze, pumpkin cannons, and hay rides!
Oh, and on fall weekends you can bottle feed the calves at 4pm too!
The Woodbourne Creamery is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon-5pm.
Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard
28600 Ridge Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771
8. Misty Meadow Farm Creamery
Misty Meadow Farm Creamery is the third entry in the ice cream and sunflower category. This creamery, which is located in Smithburg, MD near the Pennsylvania border, not only serves amazing ice cream, but has tons of other fun activities too.
There is a play yard for kids, various animals like chickens and goats you can feed, and sunflowers! Yep, Misty Meadow Farm plants sunflowers in the summer too! In the spring they hold Easter Egg Hunts and in the fall there is a corn maze, hayrides, and a pumpkin patch!
The creamery is open 7 days a week from 11am-7pm.
Misty Meadow Farm Creamery
14325 Misty Meadow Rd.
9. Chesapeake Bay Farms, Inc
Chesapeake Bay Farms in Berlin and Pocomoke is the only creamery on this list we haven’t visited.. yet. But if you are headed to Ocean City or the Eastern Shore, you will absolutely want to make a pit stop here for a scoop.. or two.. or three.
Kids can get in on the action by helping to milk the cows (how cool is that?).
The Pocomoke Dairy Farm is open 7 days a week from 11am-7/8pm. The Berlin location is open 7 days a week from noon-8pm.
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