Richardson’s Ice Cream

Mini Golf Courses In Massachusetts

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Mini golf is one of those fun summer activities that doesn’t seem to get old no matter what age you are.  It’s a fun family outing, date night, or a fun time for a group of friends.  Who doesn’t love the thrill of competition and trying to make ridiculous shots through winding tunnels, drops, or giant windmills crushing your hopes for a hole in one?  Sounds like a blast right?  Check out our list of some of the top golf courses in the Bay State and don’t miss your chance to get a round of mini golf in before the summer ends!

Golf On The Village Green – This course is perfect for the history buff in your family!  Their unique setup is themed after colonial American history so it’ll be an educational adventure as well!  Located in Natick, this course is not too challenging so if you’re going with little ones it’s perfect.  They will also enjoy the arcade setup on site and mining for gemstones!  This would definitely be an affordable trip for the whole family, and a good refresher on some history before they head back to school!

Max’s Country Golf – Located in Tyngsboro, this golf course has everything from batting cages, to bumper boats, to a driving range, to Richardson’s ice cream!  Of course there’s a huge mini golf course with 18 holes and the largest man-made waterfall in the Northeast! The course is mainly outdoors but eventually you get to play through a cave and indoor barn.  There’s great music to listen to along the way and even different fish, rabbits, and goats on site! Parents, want to just drop the kids off?  There are plenty of things to do nearby, including the Pheasant Lane Mall, AMC movie theater, and tons of restaurants all less than a mile away.

Monster Mini Golf – This golf course is actually a chain and has multiple locations throughout the Bay State!  Locations include Danvers, Fairhaven, Norwood, and Seekonk and this is a fun spot for the whole family!  Their course is described as being easy enough for children to play but still challenging for adults.  This indoor monster-themed course is perfect for a rainy day, and it’s even glow in the dark!  Their in-house DJ will keep you entertained during your game and afterwards don’t miss out on their arcade games!

Pirate’s Cove – Located in South Yarmouth, this mini golf course has won tons of awards, including “Best Family Attraction” in the entire state by Boston Magazine and is a must-see if you’re down the cape!  There are two pirate-themed, 18-hole courses to choose from, the Captain’s Course or Blackbeard’s Course!  If you have time why not try both?  After your game, stop by the “Pirate’s Cove Marketplace” for an ice cream, some pirate gifts, and Blackbeard’s Arcade!

After hearing about all of these awesome courses, how can you resist a round of mini-golf before the summer ends?  It’s a fun way to spend some time no matter how old you are, and a good way to work up an appetite before cooling off with some ice cream!  Enjoy the rest of the summer and if you visit any of these courses be sure to let us know how you liked it!

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Looking For The Best Ice Cream In The Bay State? Just Ask Our Agents!

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Who doesn’t love a nice scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day?  It’s a staple of the summer and the perfect snack after a day in the sun!  Here at MassDrive we are all big ice cream fans, so we asked our agents what their favorite ice cream stand is here in the Bay State and what flavor they would recommend!

The Juice Bar – Located in Nantucket, this stand has tons of flavors to choose from, ranging from traditional to their own original creations.  They even make their own waffle cones which you can smell as soon as you walk through the door!  Chrissy is the newest member of the MassDrive team and is working in the customer service department, she is huge fan of their peppermint flavor so if you’re in the area be sure to check it out!

Richardson’s Ice Cream – This stand has locations in both Middleton and Reading and is a favorite of two of our MassDrive team members!  Steve, the sales team supervisor highly recommends their chocolate chip cookie dough, and Christine, one of our awesome sales reps loves their pistachio!  The Middleton stand is their main location, and is also a full working dairy farm.  Kids will love watching the cows in the pasture and there’s also a mini-golf course just steps from the stand!  The Reading location is located in Jordan’s Furniture or you can find their ice cream at certain local, independent stands.

JJ’s Soft Serve – This stand is located in West Springfield and mainly serves soft serve although they also have milkshake options available.  This spot is a favorite of our sales rep, Teresa and she says she always used to come here as a child!  Her favorite flavor is their cookie dough but they have tons of options to choose from and even have some unique ice cream twist combos if you’re feeling adventurous!

Crescent Ridge – This dairy farm not only sells fresh, homemade ice cream, they also have fresh milk from their own cows and tons of other provisions on site!  Located in Sharon, this spot is a favorite of our sales rep, Jeff and he recommends either their cookie dough which comes loaded up with tons of dough, or their rainbow sherbet.  This stand also hosts a farmer’s market every Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM so if you’re in the area stop by and pick up some groceries fresh from the farm!

The Dairy Barn – Located in Randolph, the Dairy Barn has a huge menu of both hard ice cream and soft serve, along with shakes and different sundae options.  Our sales rep, Shawn, loves their crunchosaurus ice cream, but in the fall he says he usually opts for pumpkin.  They have oldies playing which makes waiting in line a little less painful and have some unique artwork/graffiti on site as well.  It’s perfect if you’re looking for a quick ice cream while you’re out and about, but if you want to sit and relax there isn’t much seating here so be prepared to possibly eat in the car.

Twist & Shake – Our amazing customer service rep, Eleanor is a big fan of this ice cream stand, especially their pistachio flavor!  They have two locations, one in Revere right near the beach, and the other in Winthrop.   They have the usual soft serve and hard ice cream as well as frozen yogurt and Richie’s Slush.  There are so many options it might be tough for you to decide which flavor to get!

Which of these stands is your favorite?  Are there any that we didn’t mention that you think deserve a shout out?  Let us know in the comments!

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