7 places to get ice cream near Brockville and Gananoque

Photo via the Instagram for Katarina’s Cafe Shop

One of the best parts of soaking up the long summer days is getting to cool off with a delicious sweet treat. What could possibly satisfy your sweet tooth more than ice cream? 

Just in time for the official onset of the summer season, Brockvilleist has compiled a list of seven places to get your ice cream in Leeds and Grenville. 

  1. Cowan’s Dairy Bar 

Cowan’s Dairy Bar at 241 Park Street is a staple for Brockville locals. Cowan’s legacy in Brockville is longstanding as the business was established in 1909 as an actual dairy run by the family. Their success as a family-owned small business lives on over 100 years later. Cowan’s boasts over 40 different flavours of ice cream so even the pickiest customer can find something to enjoy. This historic ice cream shop also offers fudge, take-and-bake pizzas and other convenience store items.

Photo via Cowan’s Dairy on Instagram

2. The Pump House 

The Pump House Creamery, located at 2 King Street East, is situated right in the heart of the town of Gananoque and has become a favourite ice cream spot for locals. The Pump House specializes in homemade gelato and ice cream that’s made right in the store. Keep in mind, the creamery is only open for business Thursdays through Sundays between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

3. The Lake Line Lodge

If you’re spending hours boating out on Charleston Lake, you may need some ice cream to cool you down during the day. Founded in 1962, Lake Line Lodge is a family-owned and operated business nestled in the heart of Charleston Village. They provide vacation and boat rentals for summer vacationers, and they are also the go-to pit stop on Charleston Lake for convenience store basics and marina services. However, many locals stop by solely for the delicious ice cream. The Lodge serves Shaw’s ice cream with eight different flavours available that they rotate through. 

Photo via the Lake Line Lodge on Instagram

4. Katarina’s Cafe Shop

Located at 513 King Street West in Prescott, Katarina’s Cafe Shop is a family-owned and operated local café that sells a variety of light lunches, pastries, and most importantly – ice cream! Katarina’s opened 10 years ago as a seasonal ice cream and coffee shop, however, Nicole and Carla Hudson purchased the business in June 2020 and have expanded to serve customers all year round.

Co-owner Nicole Hudson told Brockvilleist, “We sell Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream. It is very popular and everyone who knows Katarina’s [as] ‘the ice cream shop by the beach.’ We also have dairy-free/vegan options, which are a ripe raspberry sorbet and orange sorbet.”

5. Moroni’s Post

Located right on the main stretch of road passing through the town of Lyndhurst, Moroni’s Post is well known for its pizza, and perhaps even better known for its ice cream! If you find yourself driving through Lyndhurst on a road trip or perhaps renting a nearby cottage, make sure to stop by Moroni’s for a friendly chat and a refreshing ice cream cone or milkshake. 

6.  The Lock Up

Another popular ice cream shop in Gananoque is The Lock Up, which proudly serves Shaw’s and Kawartha Ice Cream seven days a week from 1 to 9 p.m. Some of their most popular and unique ice cream flavours include Key Lime Sherbert, Moose Tracks, and Grammys Cupboard. The Lock Up sells new flavours everyday and is located at 72 Stone Street. 

Photo via The Lock Up on Instagram

7. Twist’s Outlet

If you find yourself perusing the 1000 Islands region and need to stop by Lansdowne for gas, cabins, boat rentals, bait and more, you can grab a scoop or two of ice cream while you’re at it. Twist’s Outlet, located at 2960 Outlet Road sells Shaw’s, Chapman’s and Nestle ice cream and offers 10 different flavours at any given time. This rustic and picturesque outlet is situated right on Charleston Lake and only 10 miles north of the US/Canada border crossing.

Photo via Twists Outlet on Instagram

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