If you are in the area of Waterbury or Stowe in Vermont head for this cute factory visit. You can spend there about an hour/hour and a half. The 30 minutes guided factory tour includes a 7 minutes video about the history of the company, explanation about the production stages and an ice cream tasting. The venue also has a full scoop shop, a gift shop and an outdoor playground.
Address: 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd Waterbury, 05676, Vermont, USA
Region: Vermont, USA
Car: Drive south east for about 2h15 from Montreal, border crossing with the USA is included, bring relevant travel documents with you
Entrance fee: 4 USD for adult (13-59), 3 USD for senior, free for kids 12 and under
Opening Hours: 7 days a week, 362 days a year, check specific hours online
Parking: Free of charge
Baby stroller friendly
I would not drive for this factory especially from far but if you are in the area and looking for a fun hour, hour and a half, this is the place to go. The tour leaves at least every 30 minutes in small groups.
7 minutes by car nearby the factory is a nice big shop of Cold Hollow Cider Mill which is worth combining with the Ben & Jerry visit. This shop offers Vermont produce (apple cider, maple syrup, jams, cider donuts) and branded Vermont merchandising. In front of the shop is a small and very tasty simple restaurant (the Barn) along with a tasting room for a local Vermont winery.
Address for Cold Hollow Cider Mill: 3600 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, USA