Welcome to beautiful Northeastern Ontario, where everything is best enjoyed lakeside… especially ice cream!
With help from Haileybury’s own, Pamela Hamel, we’ve got your next road trip up north covered with all the frozen treats you could ask for. Read on for some of the best parlours serving up your soon-to-be favourite scoops, shakes, and sundaes…
999697 ON-11, Thornloe
Not only is Thornloe Cheese one of Northeastern Ontario’s best local cheese producers, with all their delicious products made from 100% Ontario cow’s milk sourced right from the area but they also serve up delicious ice cream every summer! You can find 28 unique and yummy flavours such as Tiger Tail, Moose Track’s, Grammy’s Cupboard, and more. After all, what’s better than two dairy stops in one!
177281 Bedard Rd, New Liskeard
Verger Du Terroir is a niche but wildly successful family run business that aims to bring the bounty of Northeastern Ontario’s rich agriculture right to its community. Specializing in Haskap berries and cherries, founders Yvan and Louise have developed a whole operation around the two. With sweet, bold, and unique flavours coming from each of their varieties, they are the perfect addition to your favourite Ontario dairy! Right on their farm, you can even enjoy freshly made frozen yogurt made with the Haskap berries. For those of you taking part in the ‘You-Pick’, they are best enjoyed fresh in Ontario yogurt, ice cream, or cream or added to your next baking project!
100 Ferguson St, North Bay
Though this Indigenous run ice cream truck can be found all over North Bay for weddings, birthday parties, special occasions, and more, they are most often spotted right beside the North Bay Museum! Serving up delicious hard ice cream, floats, banana splits, and shakes, all made 100% Ontario cow’s milk, Ever Cool is the perfect refreshing treat when taking a stroll along the shore. Want to adventure while you enjoy your treat? Take a ride of The Chief Commanda II for a cruise along Lake Nipissing and the French River!
3888 Regional Rd 15, Chelmsford
Their name comes as no surprise as soon as you walk into the parlour! Their fresh, Ontario ice cream and shakes come with as many toppings as your heart desires… the only catch? It’s almost all cereal! After a feast of treats, don’t forget to stop in to Nickel City Cheese, where you can find nearly 20 different flavours of Ontario cheese curds. Hungry again already? Try a poutine topped with your favourite one!
938 McNabb St, Sault Ste. Marie
From loaded up shakes to frozen cakes to scoops galore, holy cow is right! This freshly made Ontario ice cream comes in over 45 different flavours for you to enjoy any way you’d like. If you’re a true sweet tooth, Holy Cow’s also supports other local businesses with mouth-watering treats to keep you happy even after you’ve left.