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10 Great Ice Cream Stops in The Sanctuary of the Great Lakes!

Posted on July 10th, 2018


How do we stay cool in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes? Beaches and ice cream of course!

No matter which beach you bum or trail you travel, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of 10 local shops with frozen treats to keep you chill:

little girl enjoying an ice cream cone

Lily enjoys a blue moon ice cream cone on a hot summer day at Culligan Plaza downtown! Photo courtesy Michele Madison



  1. Birch Hill Grocery 8121 E. Grand Lake Rd., Presque Isle
  2. Country Cone & Fudge Shoppe 308 US 23 S., Harrisville
  3. Dairy Queen 600 W. Chisholm St., Alpena
  4. Dinosaur Gardens 11160 US 23 S., Ossineke
  5. Downtown Scoops 101 N. 2nd Ave., Alpena
  6. North Country Candy and Gifts 1045 N. Bagley St., Alpena
  7. Norway Party Store & Resort 4464 Long Rapids Rd., Alpena
  8. Smokey’s To-go Food & Ice Cream 5982 N. Hubbard Lake Rd., Spruce
  9. The Couzins’ Grill 214 Mt. Maria Rd., Spruce
  10. The Portage Restaurant 5529 E. Grand Lake Rd., Presque Isle


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