Disclosure: My editor gave me this assignment after I said how happy I was about my teenage daughter's job at Cedar Hill Dairy Joy in Weston, the seasonal (mid-March through mid-December) inland clam shack and soft-serve ice cream specialists. But I'm not the only person who loves this place: The line can stretch to more than 100 people on hot weekends. Open in Weston since 1961, Dairy Joy started a second branch in Hudson five years ago.
WHAT TO GET: Javaberry, a mix of creamy coffee ice cream and icy raspberry sherbet.
WHEN TO GO: Both shops are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week in summer. The Hudson location has indoor seating and a restroom; in the Weston shop, the only amenities are picnic tables.
331 North Avenue (Route 117), Weston, 508-423-0079, and 418 Main Street, Hudson, 978-568-1775.