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Time for ice cream in the Finger Lakes

Time for ice cream in the Finger Lakes

Just in time for National Ice Cream Month in July, the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council is releasing a list of ice cream shops in the Finger lakes region that will help people celebrate.

The list of 20 shops reveals that the small villages of Penn Yan in Yates County and Watkins Glen in Schuyler County both have a serious over-representation of ice cream, with four shops apiece.

But the ice cream trail, as it were, also covers the region from Rochester (four shops) on the west to Reese’s Dairy Bar in Auburn to the east, and to the Ice Cream Works in Owego, just north of the Pennsylvania border.

The council represents 14 counties in the Finger Lakes Region and describes its list as the “top ice cream stops, producers and sweet spots across the region.”

Actually there are more than 20 shops, as Tom Wahl’s original store in Avon, Livingston County, is counted, but not its eight other locations, all of which also fall within the Finger Lakes region. Similarly, Abbott’s Frozen Custard in Rochester is listed, but it has 26 locations in or near Rochester alone. Other Rochester-area shops include Pittsford Farms Dairy, Eat Me Ice Cream and Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream.

For more tourism information, visit the Finger Lakes tourism site.

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