You know summer has arrived in Maine when the ice cream stands open for the season! No matter where you’re going, stopping along the way for an ice cream cone or sundae is a treat. Many of our ice cream stands serve Maine-made ice cream. Local flavors are best, so be sure to try out-of-the-box flavors while you’re here! Maybe you have a favorite ice cream stop along your route. Maybe you’re visiting The Maine Highlands for the first time and need some suggestions. Scroll down for a list of ice cream stands throughout our region…

Greater Bangor

Spending time in the Bangor region this summer? Driving through on your way Down East? Be sure to stop in and taste the creamy flavors of the local ice cream stands! From well-known Gifford’s Ice Cream to small-batch offerings at Wild Cow Creamery and Spencer’s, you won’t be disappointed!

Gifford’s Ice Cream Stand
1109 Broadway, Bangor

Wild Cow Creamery
171 Front Street, Bangor Waterfront

Ice Cream Saloon
Corner of Hammond St. and Thirteenth St., Bangor

Jimmie’s Ice Cream
409 N. Main Street, Brewer

Spencer’s Ice Cream
77 Main Street, Bradley

Dover-Foxcroft to Greenville, Route 15

We love the peaceful drive on Route 15 from Bangor to Greenville. And lucky for you there are a few places to stop along the way from Dover-Foxcroft to Moosehead Lake!

Butterfield’s Ice Cream
946 W. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft

Pat’s Dairyland
55 South Street, Dover-Foxcroft

Dairy Bar
Downtown Greenville

I-95 North to Katahdin

If you’re heading to the Lincoln Lakes or Katahdin regions, be sure to grab a treat before getting off the beaten path. You won’t find ice cream in the middle of Baxter State Park or the North Maine Woods!

Big Rig Creamery
154 West Broadway, Lincoln

Daigle’s Ice Cream Truck
Poplar Street, Millinocket

Katahdin Ice Cream Shop
190 Penobscot Avenue, Millinocket

Craig’s Clam Shop (we promise they have ice cream, too)
92 Main Street, Patten

Shin Pond  Village
1489 Shin Pond Road, Mt. Chase