New England is a fantastic place to be an ice cream lover. Massachusetts alone has countless incredible ice cream destinations hidden in small towns all across the state, not to mention a few distinctive chains that got their start in the Boston area, such as J.P. Licks, Emack & Bolio’s, and, further west, Friendly’s.
Consider this map a starting point for a whirlwind ice cream road trip that will take you as far north as White Farms in Ipswich, out west to Herrell’s in Northampton, and all the way out to Provincetown to Lewis Brothers. This map is updated periodically to highlight additional spots.
Note: We’ve only included classic spots here — the ones that have been around for quite some time, delighting ice cream lovers for years (in most cases, decades). For the next generation of excellent ice cream spots, check out The Coolest New Boston Ice Cream Shops, a map that highlights the best ice cream shops that have opened in the last few years, from Gracie’s Ice Cream in Somerville to New City Microcreamery in Hudson.
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This map was originally published on June 8, 2017; the date of the most recent update appears above.Read More