What it is: Maple View Farm Country Store is the retail store selling products from Maple View Farms. They offer milk, butter, and ice cream all available for purchase, but the real highlight is the ice cream. You can buy one scoop, two scoops, a sundae, milkshake, or float and enjoy the delicious treat while sitting outside in one of the rocking chairs on their porch watching the amazing view.
What we liked: Their ice cream is fabulous! You can definitely tell that it comes straight from the farm. Everything that we tried was fantastic. The banana cream pie flavor came recommended, the chocolate milkshake was quickly downed my my toddler, and I enjoyed the special dark hot fudge sauce. (Although, I don't know which is better-delicious chocolate fudge, or no chocolate fudge so that the taste of the ice cream shines through. I guess you can't go wrong either way!)
Another fantastic feature of the store is the seating. They have a row of rocking chairs along the front porch which are remarkably comfortable. There's room for the toddlers to run along the porch and a railing to keep them safe. There's also a gorgeous view of the farm and fields nearby. We were there earlier in the day, but apparently it is a great place for viewing the sunset.
What we would change: This is a great place to go for a sweet treat with a view, but it's quite a distance from Durham. From most parts, it's probably about 30 minutes away. In addition, we wish that we could also visit their ag center or farm when we head to the country store, but the center is only available for parties, field trips, and pre-booked groups and the farm is not open for visits.
Website and other important information: Maple View Farm Country Store is located near Hillsborough.
Hours: Noon-10pm Sunday-Saturday
Address: 311 Dairyland Rd., Hillsborough, NC 27278
1. A view of the store
2. The view from the front porch
3. A picture of the rocking chairs taken by my 2-year old