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Northern Lights Ice Cream

Inlet
Ice Cream Shop
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This creamery in the Adirondacks is truly a seasonal institution. Open from Memorial Day through the fall, Northern Lights doles out homemade gelato, and hard and soft-serve ice cream. There are a few tables and benches, and if you stop by at peak afternoon summer hours, you'll probably have to stand. Who cares about seating when you've got a cone of salted caramel crunch gelato in front of you?

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