Please note: This round up was updated May 26, 2020. We will do our best to update as we can this summer. Please be aware of current COVID-19 provincial and federal guidelines and always double-check with our source links for the latest from each establishment. Playground recommendations listed are pre-COVID and do NOT indicate whether or not each municipality has opened those locations.
Nothing beats an old fashioned ice cream cone on a summer’s day! Looking for the best place to enjoy a cone in Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, and nearby? We’ve got you covered!
Did you know that in 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month, with the third Sunday being National Ice Cream Day? Why not plan an ice cream tour that day!
Pack up the family and start exploring one delicious adventure after another. We’ve got the inside scoop on the best places to go for a sweet treat! (Last updated June 2020.)
King’s Ice Cream (1809 Mountain Road) is a Moncton favourite. The lovely flowers and funky ice cream seats are a great backdrop for capturing family photos. Expect a smile and a few extra chocolate chips with each order – and the portions are huge! They have brought in some amazing social-distancing measures to ensure a safe experience for everyone this summer. We loved our first visit of the season and can’t wait to head back! (For a nearby playground adventure, why not visit Maplehurst Park?)
Summer Scoops (272 Elmwood Drive) is an ice cream parlour and so much more. Lots of toppings and options, including fresh mini fried donuts. (Unconfirmed if open as of June 2020.)
Mighty Scoops (161 Mapleton Road) is a great spot to stop on Mapleton. (As of late April 2020, staff was working to safely open soon.)
Frosty’s (100 King Street) is a colourful spot with lots of picnic tables and people-watching opportunities. It is open for the 2020 season!
Need a great cone in Riverview? Check out Philly’s Frozen Treats (1276 Hillsborough Road), just past the Gunningsville Bridge on your way to Fundy (or maybe to Bridgedale Playground or Hawthorne Drive Playground, both with zipline features). This stand is run by a young entrepreneur in his second year of business in 2020!
Another new Riverview option is The Ice Cream Barn (600 PineGlen Road), which has a grand opening scheduled for June 1, 2020! Might we suggest pairing your trip with a stop by Cover to Cover books? They have a wonderful selection of local & used books, including a kids’ section!
For an unparalleled selection of dips and other fun treats, head to Cremerie Bennic Dairy Bar in Dieppe (3225 Principal Street West) or Moncton (1144 Mountain Rd Suite 1). This is a crowd favourite among Pickle Planet followers!
Bar Laitier Amiro Dairy Bar is another reader suggestion for a great treat in Dieppe (1788 Amirault); it looks like a fantastically fun spot with some really neat dishes for 2020! (A great destination before or after time spent at Rotary Park.)
Murray’s Moose Ice Cream & Fudge at the renovated Magnetic Hill Wharf Village is a lovely spot to spend some time! (As of late May 2020, they are working to adjust for the 2020 season.)
McBuns Bakery has a hard ice cream parlour at its 122 Shediac Road location.
The Pickle Planet family’s favourite spot is Dairy Depot (3161 Main Street), a lovely ice cream spot in Salisbury. Little Tikes slides, child and adult picnic tables, and great deals make this a wonderful family destination. While this spot is generally open seven days a week from mid-May to mid-September, it is not opening for the 2020 season. When you are in the village, be sure to visit Highland Park; wonderful trails, natural and traditional playground equipment, and a splash pad!
If you’re traveling to Petitcodiac, there’s a great little spot called the Farmer’s Scoop Ice Cream Stand. (We hear it’s opening for 2020, but haven’t confirmed in person yet!)
Trueman’s Blueberry Farm outside Sackville makes incredible ice cream on site; watch their page for specials and you might even score a free cone! They are offering online ordering for 2020 and are a great little day trip adventure from the Greater Moncton Area.
Where’s your favourite spot to grab a cone? Let us know; we love to add more options to our ice cream list!