While the weather doesn’t seem to be consistently warm – or even sunny – here in New England, we are still hoping to have our ice-cream-for-dinner night soon. One of the few things that hasn’t been taken over by one or two big chains is the local ice cream stand. Yes, there is still Baskin Robbins and on the east coast Stone Cold Creamery is very very good, but there is nothing like that place where you know your favorite flavor will be available in a size you dreamed of ever since you were a kid.
For my family that place is Kimball Farm in Westford MA (they have four locations total). Their portions are so large
that having anything to eat before hand is just silly (and perhaps even insulting). Opened first in 1939 and still family owned and run, Kimball’s is synonymous around here with great ice cream and a fun night out. Over time, the Westford location has grown to include more things to do then eat. There has been a country store attached to the ice cream stand for years along with a farm with animals. Now it also includes mini golf, bumper boats, a driving range, an arcade and batting cages. We plan to go early to enjoy the ice cream and then stay to play.
What can be better – ice cream, supporting a local business and a night out with the whole family. One of the true joys of summer.
What are you favorite local escapes?