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Maryland Ice Cream Trail

August 7, 2018
Teresa Flaim
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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Did you know that Maryland has an Ice Cream Trail?

I don’t know who was more excited to learn about the Maryland Ice Cream Trail, me or my children. Maryland has 9 dairy farms and together they make up the Maryland Ice Cream Trail. These creameries offer fresh delicious on-farm ice cream. That’s right—cow-to-cone!

The creameries are listed below by county and include reviews of those that OK reviewers have visited. While many of them are a fair drive from the Washington DC metro area, you might just realize that you are passing close to one on the way to your final destination.

For those brave enough, you can become a Maryland Ice Cream Trail Blazer by visiting each of the 9 diary farms on the trail between June 1 and September 25th, answer a question and get a passport stamp at each stop. Print out your passport before heading out (PDF). Once it is completed, mail it back to the address on the passport to enter a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the creamery of your choice. Completed passports will receive DVDs of the latest season of Maryland Farm and Harvest, a Maryland Public Television series, and a copy of the cookbook Dishing Up Maryland by Lucie Snodgrass. Further details are on the passport. Enjoy!

Montgomery County

Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard

28600 Ridge Rd., Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Phone: 301-831-7427

Woodbourne Creamery is the closest creamery to DC and the only one located in Montgomery County.

We visited this past Fall to enjoy their Fall festivities including the free hayride to the pumpkin patch. You pay by the pound for your pumpkin. If you want, you can then try their world champion pumpkin cannon and launch your recently purchased pumpkin. You can also watch the cows being milked by robotic milkers or pet the calves. We did not pick apples but for those interested, apple picking starts in late August and pumpkin picking begins in late September.

Let’s just say, the ice cream does not disappoint unless you wish that you bought a bigger size! Woodbourne uses their own milk from grass-fed Guernsey cows and their own seasonal ingredients when possible. There are basic year round flavors including, vanilla, black raspberry, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, strawberry, ginger and Nilla Colada (coconut). They offer seasonal flavors during prime season of the ingredients such as pumpkin ice cream (yum) during the Fall. Prices, at the time of this review, start at $2.50 for a kiddie scoop, $3.50 for 2 scoops and $4.50 for 3 scoops.

Hours: May: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, closed

May – October: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m.

 

Frederick County

South Mountain Creamery

8305 Bolivar Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Phone: 301-371-8565

Well popular in the metro area due to their milk and food home deliveries, South Mountain Creamery is the next closest creamery to the metro area. Here, you can watch the cows being milked from the picnic tables outside of the store. Farm tours are available. Check out review of South Mountain Creamery farm tours.

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Rocky Point Creamery

4323 Tuscarora Road, Tuscarora, MD 21790
Phone: 301-874-5005

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, closed

 

Baltimore County

Prigel Family Creamery

4852 Long Green Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
Phone: 410-510-7488

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, closed

Or, at their second location:

529 E. Belvedere Square Market, Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: 410-510-7488

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, closed

 

Cecil County

Kilby Cream

129 Strohmaier Lane, Rising Sun, MD 21911
Phone: 410-658-8874

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Harford County

Broom’s Bloom Dairy

1700 S. Fountain Green Road (MD 543), Bel Air, MD 21015
Phone: 410-399-COWS (2697)

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday, closed

Keyes Creamery

3712 Aldino Road (Entrance On Hopewell Road) Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: 443-619-4975

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Monday, closed

 

Washington County

Misty Meadows Farm Creamery

14325 Misty Meadow Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783
Phone: 301-824-2112

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Check out Our review of Misty Meadows Farm Creamery.

 

Worcester County

Chesapeake Bay Farms, Inc.

8905 Logtown Road, Berlin, MD 21811
Phone: 410-629-1997

Hours: Memorial Day – Labor Day: Monday – Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.;

After Labor Day: Thursday – Monday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, closed

Or, at their second location:

4111 Whitesburg Road, Pocomoke, MD 21851
Phone: 443-373-8487

Hours: Memorial Day – Labor Day: Monday – Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.;

After Labor Day: Thursday – Saturday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday – Wednesday, closed

Tips

  • Double check the dairy farm’s website for operating hours as times can change depending upon the season.
  • Since many of these farms sell products besides ice cream, consider bringing a cooler to bring home extra ice cream or any other perishable items that are available.
  • The ice cream trail passport has been a promotion for the past few summer. If you happen to miss it this year, consider adding it to you to-do list for next summer.

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