Hop in the car and top off your Cumberland Valley adventure with a stop (or two) along the Cumberland Valley Ice Cream Trail. Delight in the explosion of innovative flavors or find satisfaction in savoring old favorites. With 17 locations spread across Cumberland Valley, you'll always find a nearby spot to satisfy your cravings. 

Sign up for a free digital passport, check in at participating locations, and your scoops can earn you prizes. The 2022 Cumberland Valley Ice Cream Trail passport promotion is valid from May 27, 2022, through September 6, 2022, but many of our locations are open year-round, so ice cream connoisseurs can taste test any time of year.

Hours of operation are seasonal, subject to change, and may be dependent on weather. Please check each location's website or Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Shippensburg and Carlisle

If you are in the Shippensburg area, stop by Goose Bros Ice Cream for premium hand-made ice cream in a variety of yummy flavors. Indoor seating, outdoor seating, and walk-up window. Address: 81 Walnut Bottom Rd., Shippensburg. 

The Inside Scoop in Shippensburg will open in June 2022 at the location of the former Cabin on King. You'll find 20 flavors of delicious ice cream from Windy Knoll Creamery and Richey’s Ice Cream. 

Twirly Top Drive-In in Gardners is a staple for those camping or enjoying a day outdoors at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Cool off with soft-serve, shakes, banana splits, and floats. Order at the window and enjoy at the picnic tables or in your car. Address: 1 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners. 

Ice Cream From Leo's In The Cumberland ValleyLeo's Homemade Ice Cream is located in Carlisle and serves up local favorites like Salted Caramel and Butter Pecan, along with some unique flavors like Jalapeno Cornbread and Peanut Butter & Jelly. Indoor seating, outdoor seating (including a covered pavilion area), and a pickup window. Address: 816 W. High St., Carlisle. 

Massey's Frozen Custard in Carlisle is famous throughout the area for its delicious frozen custard, which comes in a variety of flavors as soft-serve or hand-dipped. Take-out only. Outdoor seating is available, or savor your treat while strolling through the Dickinson College campus. Address: 600 W. High St., Carlisle. 

Dough & Arrows is new to downtown Carlisle. Customers will enjoy a delicious new take on the traditional ice cream shop with unique treats like homemade edible cookie dough and more. Varying flavors of Penn State Ice Cream are available. For a delicious combo, try the Arrowhead, a fabulous blend of ice cream and cookie dough plus toppings.  Address: 105 N. Hanover St., Carlisle

Less than 5 minutes from downtown Carlisle, Clair's Orchard is open seasonally from April through November and sells homemade hand-dipped ice cream from Misty Meadow Farm Creamery (located in Maryland). Milkshakes, waffle cones, and fruit slushies are also available. Order inside the store or from their takeout window. Enjoy seating on the outside patio. Address: 1452 Holly Pike, Carlisle. 

Conveniently located off of I-81, Hickory Ridge Restaurant Creamery Country Store features a walk-up window for ice cream and offers a number of delicious and unique creations, such as a Funnel Cake Sundae. Address:: 1400 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle


Rakestraw's Ice Cream Company Store, located in the downtown area of Mechanicsburg, has been serving ice cream since 1903 and features 32 premium flavors plus limited edition slow-churned flavors. Address: 313 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg. 

Paulus Farm Market is just a short drive down the road from Rakestraw's. The Cow-Lick Ice Cream Truck features soft-serve treats, sundaes, and floats. Outdoor seating is available at the farm or purchase for takeout. Address: 1216 S. Your St., Mechanicsburg.

Nearby, Oak Grove Farms offers hand-dipped and smooth and creamy soft-serve ice cream at their ice cream counter. Outdoor seating is available. Address: 846 Fisher Rd., Mechanicsburg.

Ice Cream Sandwich from Shirley Rae's In The Cumberland ValleyShirley Rae's Ice Cream offers 16 premium hand-dipped flavors plus milkshakes, malts, floats, and specialty sundaes. Be sure to try the homemade waffle cones. Indoor and outdoor seating. Address: 1347 Saxton Way, Mechanicsburg. 

Urban Churn Craft Creamery uses all-natural ingredients, local produce, and multicultural ingredients to churn unique ice cream flavors. The ice cream is churned in small batches via hand-built Amish Churns with an electric motor. Choose from 24+ rotating seasonal flavors. Address: 6391 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg

West Shore (Camp Hill, New Cumberland, Enola)

Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill is known for its specialty drinks and baked goods, but don't overlook its ice cream. Indoor and outdoor seating are available. Address: 2133 Market St., Camp Hill

Yum, Yum Mini Pancake Bar is a restaurant and dessert shop with a Mexican twist. Enjoy incredible delicious creations such as Concha (Mexican sweet bread) ice cream sandwiches, churro sundaes, and more. Location: 3401 Hartzdale Dr., Camp Hill

On the West Shore, Kristy's Whistle Stop in Enola serves up ice cream and fun food, including burgers and hot dogs, in a 50s atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating. The opening day of the 2022 season for Kristy's is April 7. Address: 600 S. Enola Rd., Enola. 

Hanna's Ice Cream In The Cumberland ValleyGuests will love the retro 50's vibe at Hanna's Ice Cream Shoppe, in the heart of downtown New Cumberland, while enjoying soft-serve and hand-dipped flavors. Indoor dining or takeout. Address: 321 Bridge St., New Cumberland.

No matter where you choose to visit, these yummy treats are sure to put a smile on your face and keep you cool during the hot summer months.

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