Cumberland Valley Ice Cream Trail


When it's hot out, we definitely all scream for ice cream! Cumberland Valley locals are pretty passionate about their favorite place to grab this cooling treat. We are putting biases aside and giving you the options in the Valley so you can do your very own taste test this summer.

Shippensburg to 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. Address: 81 Walnut Bottom Rd., Shippensburg 

Cabin on KingNew to the Shippensburg area, Cabin on King, serves up creative sundaes (most come with a delicious cookie) and other sweet treats. Address: 227 W. King Street, Shippensburg

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. Address: 1 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners 

Leo'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 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and Chocolate Chili Pepper. Address: 816 W. High St., Carlisle

Massey's Frozen Custard in Carlisle is famous throughout the area for their delicious frozen custard, which comes in a variety of flavors as soft-serve or hand-dipped. Address: 600 W. High St., Carlisle

Helena's Chocolate Café & Creperie features a variety of delectable treats, from macarons to cheesecakes, that can satisfy any sweet tooth. However, when the weather warms up, the favorite is the assortment of Italian gelato. Address: 36 W. High St., Carlisle

Mechanicsburg to Enola

Eckels Ice Cream Fountain opened at the nostalgic Eckels Pharmacy in Mechanicsburg. From Friday to Sunday, visitors can choose between old-fashioned ice cream sodas, sundaes and banana splits. Address: 36 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg

Mechanicsburg offers two other local favorites, Maggie's Italian Ice & Custard with hand-dipped and Italian ice options and Rakestraw's Ice Cream Company Store. Rakestraw's is located in the downtown area of Mechanicsburg and serves ice cream cones, sundaes and old-fashioned milkshakes. Addresses: Maggie's - 147 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, Rakestraw's - 313 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg 

Kristy's Whistles Stop 4Frozen yogurt has also made a splash in Cumberland Valley. Stop by the locally-owned Bamboo Frozen Yogurt Café in Mechanicsburg for a variety of flavors and a buffet of topping choices. Address: 5001 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg

On the West Shore, Kristy's Whistle Stop in Enola serves up ice cream and fun food, including burgers and hotdogs, in a 50's atmosphere. Address: 600 S. Enola Rd., Enola