Ice Cream Shops by Boat on the Chesapeake BayBy Susan Landry
We hadn’t planned on getting ice cream in Kent Narrows, but after eating crabs with our family, my cousin snuck off somewhere so we went to find her. There she was in the ice cream shop, directly on the waterfront overlooking the busy channel, buying my husband his favorite chocolate ice cream for a birthday treat. I found a chocolate brownie extreme that was a nice compliment to steamed crabs.
Chestertown, MD, up the Chester River, was next on the itinerary, and Stam Drug Store is just 3 blocks from the waterfront. I had my first ice cream cone there when I was about 5 years old, having been raised there. Nice to know some things never change. Stam Drug Store wins our award for the lowest priced ice cream and also carries that yummy Hershey’s key lime pie flavor.
Our trip south down the Western Shore did not allow for as many ice cream excursions, but we know from many years experience cruising the Bay that ice cream is readily available in Annapolis at Storm Bros Ice Cream Factory, right next to Ego Alley at the harbor and a relatively newer kid on the block, The Annapolis Ice Cream Company, just a short distance up Main Street. You can’t go wrong at either location.
In Solomons, MD, you can feed the craving for ice cream at, believe it or not, Roy Rogers on the main drag. They carry 8-10 flavors of Hershey’s. Reedville’s Chitterchat is a great find just a day’s trip from Solomons. Their homemade ice cream is excellent. You can’t go wrong with any of their flavors.
One thing I can tell you is that while the research for this piece has been very fun, it has once again been very detrimental to our waistlines and my hips. I think we’d better stick to researching anchorages