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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

Fabulous ice cream and wonderful staff. Trails end came ot my work twice now and both times they have been so kind and friendly! I never heard of them before. The ice cream is amazing! Especially the play dough! Kind and friendly folks who love...their job. The positivity is infectious! I will have to bring my littles to their store !More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022

One of the best homemade ice cream places I've been. There was a line in the cold rain for a good reason!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

First off - a 1 scoop is HUGE. my family and I got 1 scoop in a waffle cone, a 1 scoop in a sundae and two cups of 1 scoops. $16. SIXTEEN. DOLLARS. We were shocked at how inexpensive it is for how much...you get. and it was DELICIOUS. Some of the best ice cream I've ever had - and my husband talked about the salted caramel ice cream for the 3 hour ride home, I swear. Def need to stop here and experience the budget friendly deliciousness! Free sprinkles and smiles.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

Excellent choice of flavors! Free rainbow or chocolate sprinkles! They have dog ice cream as well! Recommend getting your ice cream then enjoying the view across the street!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

This may be the single greatest demonstration of ice-cream mastery I have laid eyes upon during my many years on this earth. As long as I live, I shall never forget the terrifying, yet eerily enrapturing sight of the "small" cone, the sheer enormity of...which baffled me beyond the likes of anything I had ever seen. I shudder at the thought of the "large" cone, which, considering the near mythical proportions of its predecessors, must be a colossal beast, whose immense size may very well exceed any culinary endeavor Mankind has pursued thus far. Alas, my expertise ends here, but I hope to be back someday to relive this life-changing experience of creamy, frozen exquisiteness. Goodnight and best regards, TravelinBinjoMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

I can confirm what the dozens of other reviewers have already mentioned, this is a great spot to stop for ice cream in the North Conway area! The view across the street is amazing, the staff are friendly, and the ice cream is by far...the best bargain you will find within an hour's drive. Seriously, the scoops here are massive! I expected to look through the window to see them serving ice cream with a shovel, but no, it's just highly trained employees who have mastered the art of scooping! Pop in when you get a craving for something cold and sweet, you won't be disappointed!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

We used to go to the location in Bartlett on 302 with the playground, so had to stop here when we were in Intervale. The scoops are softball sized, so a small is ENORMOUS. Plenty of options, including a vegan ice cream, as well as...soft serve. Lines were long but moved quickly.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 8, 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed a friendly atmosphere thanks to the staff serving the ice cream, they were wonderful! Ice cream flavor selections were good and really nice being able to enjoy our dessert around the outside tables. Owners have hired a great staff.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 31, 2021

After reading reviews that proclaimed Trail's End as THE best ice cream in North Conway, NH-we just had to try it! HOLY COW!!! Both the soft serve and hard ice cream are without a doubt the BEST we have ever had. The servings are HUGE...and the prices are reasonable. The young man working there Sunday night (May 30) was so helpful and kind and gave great ice cream advice-other people waiting in line on this chilly, rainy night appeared equally delighted!! Thank you for sensational service and excellent ice cream!!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 17, 2021

We arrived a few minutes after nominal closing time, but we were still served. The ice cream is delicious (my wife had pistachio and I had the lemon chip and both were great. An idea if you are there during a clear day is to...get ice cream and then go across the street to the scenic vista which has a wonderful view of Mt. Washington.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 26, 2020

Creative selection of flavors! Must try! Beautiful view across the street to sit and enjoy your ice cream!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

I have gone several times in the last 2 weeks and they are NEVER open even the web site says it is. VERY POOR representation.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

This small ice cream shop is right across from a lookout with incredible views. The employees are friendly and their scoops are huge with incredibly fair pricing. The homemade ice cream is delicious! Definitely worth the stop!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020

We stopped in on the way back from the mountains expecting a small snack. The girl was great, excellent attitude and very helpful. We both got "kiddy cones". Mine in a waffle cone with a spoon and hers in a sugar cone with a cup...and spoon. We walked the whole way around Settlers Green and finished on our way back. My Salted caramel and her lemon chip was very good and super big servings at a reasonable price. We will stop in again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Having just finished our hike for the day, we wanted to get some ice cream to cool down. We’ve passed Trails End multiple times on the way to our hikes or elsewhere, and decided to finally stop by. They told us that their scoops were...the size of softballs, and they weren’t lying. Their two scoop sundaes were enough for one ice cream lover, or two normal people. I think it’s safe to say that we have found our new ice cream spot for North Conway.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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clark6nh, Owner at Trails End Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We so appreciate it, and so glad you'll be back to visit us!

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Trails End Ice Cream is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4