One Must-Try Scoop Shop in Each City

Known For: Artisanal ice cream made on-site with local ingredients; dairy-free options available. Order Up: Caramel Cheesecake, Great Lakes Rainbow, Pictured Rocks, Roasted Montmorency Cherry.

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Bay City

Known For: Decadent ice creams & custards crafted from locally produced milk & sugar; signature, house-made bubble waffle cones. Order Up: Uptown Funk, Michigan Sugar Cookie, Honey Lavender.

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Known For: 32 flavors of Mooney's hand-dipped ice cream on rotation. Order Up: Blueberry Waffle Cone, Cinnamon Crumb Cake, Triple Chocolate Overload.

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Known For: Frankenmuth's original ice cream parlor; 40 hand-dipped flavors of Hudsonville ice cream. Order Up: Frankenmuth Fudge, Cinnamon Churro, Chocolate Trifecta, Caramel Turtle Cheesecake.

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Birch Run

Known For: Fresh takes on old-fashioned milkshakes; retro diner vibe. Order Up: Orange Creamsicle Shake, S'mores Extreme Shake, Chocolate Fudge Brownie Milkshake.

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Known For: 24 soft-serve flavors and hand-dipped Ashby's Sterling ice cream; glaciers, malts, sundaes, shakes, flurries, and floats. Order Up: Hot Fudge Banana Royale, Michigan Pothole, Cool Mint Cookie.

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319 West Saginaw Road
Sanford, Michigan 48657

5317 North Saginaw Road
Midland, Michigan 48642

901 East Ashman Street
Midland, Michigan 48642

601 South Saginaw Road
Midland, 48640

228 East Main Street
Midland, Michigan 48640

200 King Street
Freeland, Michigan 48623

2282 East Salzburg Road
Bay City, Michigan 48706

3540 State Park Drive
Bay City, Michigan 48706

200 N. Henry St.
Bay City, Michigan 48706

960 East Midland Street
Bay City, Michigan 48706

1101 North Water Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708

908 North Johnson Street
Bay City, Michigan 48708

160 Uptown Drive
Bay City, Michigan 48708

4547 Fashion Square Mall
Saginaw, Michigan 48604

3860 Bay Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48603

5716 State Street
Saginaw, Michigan 48603

7647 Gratiot Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48609

1924 Court Street
Saginaw, Michigan 48602

203 South Washington Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48607

5965 East Holland Road (M-46)
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

592 Cass Avenue
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

925 South Main Street G-3
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

925 South Main Street A-1
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

321 South Main Street
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

11740 South Gera Road
Birch Run, Michigan 48415-9452

228 West Broad Street
Chesaning, Michigan 48616

1190 West Broad Street
Chesaning, Michigan 48616

1034 North Saginaw Street
St Charles, Michigan 48655

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