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There are now three (!) state-sanctioned ice cream trails in Pennsylvania

By: - May 29, 2019 3:25 pm

Last year, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration created an official ice cream trail to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and encourage people to eat as much of the cold treat as humanly possible.

Well, prepare your stomach, because this summer — there are three trails.

The trails are divided by region: western, south central, and eastern Pennsylvania. In total, there are 32 “farm-to-cone” creameries on the state-sanctioned list, the Department of Agriculture said in a press release.

“While the delicious ice cream should be enough, we are dangling a carrot at the end of these trails,” according to the Ice Cream Trail website. “Starting on June 1 until Sept. 2, if you visit five stops on any of the trails, you will receive a Pursue Your Scoops T-shirt. If you visit all the stops on a trail, you will earn a T-shirt and a Pursue Your Scoops ice cream bowl!”

Happy (ice cream) trails.


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Sarah Anne Hughes
Sarah Anne Hughes

Associate Editor Sarah Anne Hughes covers the governor and Pennsylvania's agencies. Before joining the Capital-Star, she was the state capitol reporter for Billy Penn and The Incline, and a 2018 corps member for Report for America. She was previously managing editor of Washington City Paper, editor-in-chief of DCist, and a national blogger for The Washington Post.