Why I Love the Campground Ice Cream Truck
A few years back we went to the “Tear-Up the ADK” teardrop camping experience at Fish Creek Pond in the Adirondacks. We realized that we didn’t love the group camp experience, but that we did love Fish Creek Pond and the amazing campground there. Part of what made the campground fantastic was that every site was on the water and you could push off a kayak and get in a little paddling whenever you wanted. Part of it was that you could hike or bike or kayak right from the campground and didn’t need to really go anywhere else.
And part of it was the fact that you REALLY didn’t NEED to go anywhere. Every day, a truck came around to sell ice and wood so that you could restock without leaving the camp or even your site. And at a certain point every day, an ice cream truck came around and sold ice cream. We had seen things like this before in more commercial campgrounds, but never in a state park. It seemed decadent and amazing. We thought it was unique and very “Fish Creek Pond”.
But then we saw that Kenneth Wilson Campground in the Catskills now also has this feature. Ok, so the woman who drives the truck is surly and isn’t thrilled about stopping. But can you blame her? She can’t really stop the truck or turn it off, so she has some contraption to get it to stay stable so she can get you the ice cream. But a haagen das bar after a long day of adventuring hits the spot!