COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amid soaring summer temperatures, TourismOhio has launched a new way to beat the heat: the Ohio Ice Cream Trail. The 15-stop trail highlights local, family owned and nationally recognized ice cream shops across the state. Travelers can get the scoop at Ohio.org/IceCream. July is also National Ice Cream Month.
“As we were creating the Ohio Adventure Trails website this spring, we realized how rich Ohio’s ice cream heritage is and felt creating a statewide ice cream trail could help showcase those businesses,” said Matt MacLaren, director of TourismOhio.”The feelings of happiness people experience from connecting with one another over ice cream is a perfect fit with the Ohio. Find it Here. brand.”
The online Ohio Ice Cream Trail experience includes:
- Downloadable map outlining each stop
- Inside information on what makes each shop unique
- Vote for your favorite shop to be added to the trail
- Voters are automatically entered to win a year’s worth of ice cream provided by Velvet Ice Cream.
- Five more stops will be added to the trail this summer.
To reward travelers for exploring the Ohio Ice Cream Trail, TourismOhio will be conducting a series of sweet giveaways on social media to participants who use #MyOhioScoop and #OhioFindItHere.
The Ohio Ice Cream Trail is one of many that can be found on the Ohio Adventure Trails map launched earlier this summer at Ohio.org.
For more travel inspiration, follow @OhioFindItHere on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share your photos using #MyOhioScoop and #OhioFindItHere.