I scream, you scream, we all scream for… #IceCream!
There is nothing more satisfying and authentic than enjoying your favourite flavour of ice cream on a hot summer’s day. Hot weather calls for cold treats. We totally get it. Perhaps you’re a waffle cone connoisseur or a milkshake maven always on the prowl for the delicious dairy goodness.
Or, maybe the kids are getting cranky in the back seat and you need a decisive way to pacify the situation and achieve precious moments of quiet while their whine-makers are otherwise occupied with a delicious icy distraction. Either way, you’ve clicked on the right blog, my friend!
While exploring the unspoiled beauty of Lennox & Addington County, it’s always good to know where you can stop for a rest, and enjoy some refreshments. Thanks to our handy little blog post, you’ll be well prepared for your next summer road trip.
The Back Kitchen
5660 Front Road
When visiting the historically evocative and scenic Amherst Island, it’s tradition to make a stop at The Back Kitchen for a quick bite to eat or take an ice cream break with family and friends. This lovely venue is committed to sourcing locally sourced food and proudly serves ice cream from Kawartha Dairy in Bobcaygeon Ontario.
The back kitchen is open seasonally from spring to autumn, so make sure you add it to your list when visiting the island!
360 Castaway’s Scoop Ice Cream Parlour
360 Main Street
Situated in the historic lakeside Village of Bath, Ontario is a fantastic tropical themed ice cream parlour called 360 Castaway’s. Stop in and select from a variety of tantalizing treats ranging from scoop Ice Cream (by Reid’s Dairy), Milkshakes, Soda, Coffee, cotton candy and more! This lovely and classic style ice cream parlour is a fantastic stopover while driving on The Loyalist Parkway!
311 Bridge Street West
Napanee’s favourite ice cream scooper an ample selection of cold drinks, snacks and a fantastic variety of Ice Cream. Their known for their absolutely gigantic scoops! It’s an ideal pit-stop while shopping in Napanee, just perfect for enjoying a cool treat on a warm day.
424 Main Street
A scenic 15-minute drive northeast from Napanee will bring you to the charming village of Newburgh, and a particularly delightful ice cream shop. Located in the heart of Newburgh next to Abram’s Bakery (also definitely worth a visit) this is a fantastic detour where you can score hard-scoop ice cream, classic floats, artisan marshmallows.
McCormick’s Country Store
2561 County Road 4
If you’re cruising along County Road 4, don’t miss out this fantastic community hub. What first looks like a standard gas station is really a popular roadside stop for travellers and locals looking for the cold ice creamy goodness. At McCormick’s Country Store you can also get your hands on some Square Boy Pizza, in addition to a range of scrumptious food and desserts.
Devon Café & 5 Corners Craft
3 Concession Street South
We’ve mentioned this quaint little cafe in Tamworth in a previous story after we stopped in for an incredible lunch while exploring the rural landscapes of Stone Mills Township. Devon Café & 5 Corners Craft has several wonderful things under one roof. In addition to fantastic food, gifts and crafts – this charming shop always makes sure that their ice cream freezer is well stocked for summer.
Stop for lunch, stay for the ice cream!
Finnegan’s General Store
14222, Highway 41
If you’re enjoying some camping at Bon Echo Provincial Park or other sites in the area, you might find yourself craving something of the cold and frosty variety. Or, perhaps after your fourth can of ravioli or stick of beef jerky you might desire something a little more robust for dinner? Did someone say pizza?
Worry not, courageous traveller! All you need to do is pack up the family and take a very short trip (7 min) to Finnegan’s General Store in Cloyne. Here you can feed the herd with freshly baked pizza, and of course – a cult classic ice cream cone.
Achieve Your Ice Cream Goals!
Thanks for stopping by to have a look at our delightful and delicious list of ice-cream shops found throughout Lennox & Addington County! Nothing says summer like that first blissful lick or spoonful of the world’s favourite frozen food. Whether you’re camping, enjoying a drive or exploring the towns and villages of our community – there are multiple ways to get your hands on this classic cold confection.