Ice cream doesn’t just taste great; it also makes for a great time. It’s a celebration for a good report card, sweet night out with your love or delicious excuse to slow down for an hour. 
Here, the Scoop Ice Cream Trail makes trying new flavors — and new places — easier than ever. Pick up your “passport” and lanyard for $1 at either the Lorain County Visitors Bureau (8025 Leavitt Road, Amherst), Divine Scoops (140 Lear Road, Avon Lake) or Sundae Funday’s (25145 Royalton Road, Columbia Station). Then, hit the trail from June 1 to Sept. 3, getting your passport signed as you go and receiving a 25-cent discount on all ice cream products. Those who return a completed passport to the Lorain County Visitors Bureau will receive a festive commemorative pin — and will also be entered in a drawing to win free ice cream for an entire year. 

1 | Classic Banana Split
Cathy’s Ice Cream
Three scoops of ice cream and a split banana, topped with chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, crushed pineapple, nuts and whipped cream.
2115 N. Ridge Road, Lorain, 440-277-0860,

2 | Henrietta Bramble
Cowhaus Creamery
A nod to the township to the west, this ice cream boasts a blackberry preserve swirl and cinnamon oat streusel.
55 E. College St., Oberlin, 440-774-5425, 

3 | Monkey Bars
Dairy Grove
A homemade novelty bar made with chocolate ice cream, banana, peanut butter and crushed nuts, then dipped in chocolate.
35455 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, 440-327-9901,

4 | Divine Superman with 
Edible Glitter
Divine Scoops
A treat no child can resist. 140 Lear Road, Avon Lake, 440-258-8838,

5 | Rainbows and Unicorns Flurry
Hastee Tastee
A magical blend of blue goo, vanilla cake and cotton candy crunch. 466 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, 440-984-2663,

6 | Death by Chocolate
Hot Dog Heaven
Three scoops of chocolate ice cream, topped with chocolate sauce, hot fudge, brownies, Oreos and whipped cream. 
100 Washington St., Amherst, 440-988-7404,

7 | Orange Twist (with a face)
K Cream Korner
A burst of flavor and a bit of fun. 
1207 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, 440-245-2631,

8 | Strawberry Frozen Custard
Krieg’s It’z the Berries Frozen Custard
Made with fresh berries from the Krieg family farm. 46045 Telegraph Road, South Amherst, 440-986-5300,

9 | Lake Erie Cookie Island Monster
Scoops and More Ice Cream Emporium
Blue vanilla ice cream with cookie dough pieces, chocolate chips and Oreo. 528 W. River Road N., Elyria, 440-322-7141,

10 | Stampede Sundae
Sundae Funday’s
Hot fudge, caramel, marshmallow, strawberry, peanut butter, pineapple, chocolate sauce, raspberry, butterscotch and blueberry.
25145 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, 440-236-3663,

11 | Sherbet of the Week
Always good, whether it’s lemon, lime, peach, black raspberry, watermelon or banana. 
230 Cleveland St., Elyria, 440-365-2550,