Good News from A Great City Haverhill, MA
You know those summer nights when the air is so thick and humid you feel like you have to push through it. Especially right after dinner while the kitchen is still hot from the oven or stove. And you feel like maybe winter wasn’t so bad after all. The Heartbeat of Haverhill knows the long standing cure for the heat and humidity malaise, ICE CREAM! But with the summer sun hanging lazily in the sky for extra hours each July and August we lose track of the time and risk missing our chance to cool it. On a hot summer night in Haverhill, what time is LAST CALL FOR ICE CREAM?
We have so much geographic area here in Haverhill, you know there have to be multitudes of ice cream shops across the 36 miles.. Here is The Heartbeat of Haverhill handy guide to ice cream in our city….where to get it, where to eat it, how to pay for it, how late you can get it.
Always call ahead, many of these are very small businesses and hours can change inexplicably as can the allowance of credit cards.
Now get ready for a mad dash for ice cream.
BIGGARTS 506 Amesbury Rd, Rte 110, Haverhill (978) 372-5973
HOURS: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
Serving the ever popular Richardson’s Ice Cream which by the way has a strong Haverhill connection. Richardson’s dairy cows are fed silage grown at Crescent Farm in Haverhill. According to the menu, they serve over 50 flavors including yogurt, sherbet and sugar free. Their slush is a popular menu item. They also serve food, but really that’s not the focus of our story. Limited outdoor seating. CASH ONLY.
CARTER’S ICE CREAM 534 Salem St, Bradford/Haverhill (978) 469-8343
HOURS: July 12p-10m, Aug&Sept 12p-9p, Oct 12p-8p
New Hillie colored ice cream flavor – Salty Caramel Chocolate Crunch. Serves their own homemade ice cream, supplemented by frozen yogurts and sherbets from Richardson’s. they cater for sundae parties. And they are super accommodating.My husband arrived 3 minutes past closing. They were shutting down the shop windows and still let him buy his frozen treat. Outdoor seating. CASH ONLY
CRESCENT FARM ICE CREAM STAND 140 Willow Avenue, Bradford/Haverhill (978)914-3158
HOURS Monday – Thursday 12-8pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-9pm
A real farm experience with live animals, pumpkin patches, hay rides, corn maze and tractor pulls. Serves over 35 flavors of Richardson’s Ice Cream but also feeds the Richardson’s cows with silage grown on the farm. Limited outdoor seating. CASH ONLY.
FRIENDLY’S RESTAURANTS 1160 Main Street, Haverhill (978) 373-6120
HOURS: 7a – 11p open the latest (and the earliest) of all ice cream establishments
Family friendly full service sit down restaurant with ice cream take-out window, too. Serves 20+ flavors of their own ice cream/yogurt/sherbet plus tons of toppings. Home of the Fribble. Free birthday sundae for club members. Indoor seating. Credit cards or cash.
A SWEET AFFAIR 38 Washington St., Haverhill (978) 702-4497
HOURS: Mon 4p-8p. Tue-Sat 11:30a – 8pm, Sun 1p-6p
About the cutest little candy shop ice cream parlor one could imagine. Great ice cream flavors. Nostalgic candies – Steampunk meets 50’s nostalgia – Retro toys and gifts – Ice cream cakes- Pastries-Novelties and More! Occasional magician. Indoor seating. Credit cards or cash.
If you’re feeling hot under the collar, and some one says “you need to CHILL?”, oblige them and head to one of these Haverhill ice cream shops.
NOTE: All cones shot at Carters. If you are interested in purchasing one of these or other THOH copyrighted photos, please call or email me.