2011 Website Coming Soon Project Leader: Elisa Mayes Project Dates: February - December 2010 Email Address: email@example.com
The Trail Town Ice Creams were envisioned by the 2009 TTOC team. While having a scoop of the “Rockwood” ice cream, created by Judy Pletcher, owner of Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House, the team was inspired to have unique flavors for each town. Town ice cream flavors provide a fun community project and provide additional incentive for trail users to venture into the towns. Each of the other five towns had community groups gather together to brainstorm a flavor inspired by the cultural and natural history of their respective towns. Once a distinct, delicious combination of ingredients was decided on, Jackson Farms Dairy produced each town’s unique, rich ice cream. With the arrival of hot summer weather, this cool new treat is now available in each Trail Town. A name selection contest went on in each town wherever the signature ice cream was sold until the Fourth of July weekend when the new Trail Town Ice Cream names were announced in each community. The new signature Trail Town Ice Cream names are: West Newton: “Yough Ness Monster,” Connellsville: “Youghiogheny Mud,” Ohiopyle: “Cherry Rapid Delight,” Confluence: “Gobble Berry,” Meyersdale: “Maple City Marvel,” with Rockwood’s remaining “Rockwood.” Queen City Creamery has also been busy producing Maryland’s Trail Town Ice Creams. Frostburg’s is “Bobcat Blast” and Cumberland’s is “Lover’s Leap.”
The Trail Town Ice Creams are available at the following locations: West Newton: The Trailside & Gary’s Chuckwagon, Connellsville: Trailside Trading, Ohiopyle: Friends of Ohiopyle events and The Kickstand, Confluence: Sisters’ Café, Rockwood: Rockwood Mill Shoppes, and Meyersdale: Donges’ Drive-In. The ice creams will continue to be sold in each town throughout the trail season. Trail users and community members are encouraged to take a break from the summer heat and taste each town flavor.