What is it about chocolate? The delectable treat that causes mouth watering experiences has now caused a sort of cocoa craze to take over Wayne County, Indiana. Richmond and Wayne County's self-guided journey down the Chocolate Trail takes you to a one-of-a-kind ice cream parlor, amish market, candy shops/factories, gift shops and more. Chocolate is featured at each stop and is presented in many different forms - all FREE to sample! Your journey begins at the Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond to pick up your passport. Then satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth by visiting all 10 businesses located on the trail.
A frozen adventure awaits you at Muddy Monkey where you can customize your dessert dreams. With the Chocolate Trail, you receive a sample of their chocolate rocks but you could have over 20 flavors and 45+ toppings if you choose to indulge in even more during your visit.
In the heart of Richmond, the Tin Cup Tea & Gift Shop offers a quiet place to relax as you enjoy your complementary sample of chocolate tea in their newly remolded building. If tea is your thing, a trip to Village Forager is in store where they also offer your choice of chocolate tea or a Ghyslain Chocolate.
Ullery's Homemade Ice Cream has been making real hand-crafted homemade ice cream since 1993 and you'll have the chance to sample their famous chocolate flavor during your visit! They offer up over 15 flavors of ice cream, floats, shakes, malts and many other specialty items. Their ice cream is made the old fashioned way and has even been featured on Cooking Channel's "Carnival Eats" back in 2017.
Warm Glow Candles takes you to a non-edible option with over 75 different candle fragrances. Their handmade candles have been warming homes since 1994 and you’ll walk away with a chocolate scented votive candle that will fill your home with their highly fragrant, long lasting scent.
Abbott's Candy Shop was founded in the 1890s and is nationally known for tasty homemade caramels and chocolates which use the same classical recipes as when they started. A stop here rewards you with one of their famous chocolate treats.
Turn the Chocolate Trail into a Chocolate Getaway with one of our Chocolate Packages. Come for the chocolate but stay for the antique shopping, bustling boutiques, local cuisine and so much more. The chocolate experience extends to your lodging preferences with cozy accommodations ranging from hotels, bed and breakfasts, cottages and cabins. An additional welcome, each package offers a special chocolate treat in addition to those you’ll receive along the Chocolate Trail.
Melt in your mouth Ghyslain chocolates await you at Seldom Scene Meadow B&B where you can relax in a private guest room. Seldom Scene Meadow B&B practices sustainable living values. In addition to serving locally grown foods, the property is supported by solar electric.
At the Quaker Hill Cottage & Cabin, you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings on a private estate in the historic Quaker Hill neighborhood. Enjoy your box of chocolates and bottle of wine while you are steps away from a trailhead that leads to nature preserve trails and a beautiful waterfall.
At the Abington Cottage, you can spend your time munching and re-energizing at a quaint cottage on the edge of town with a basket full of chocolates and Ullery's chocolate ice cream. The entire 1800 sq/ft cottage and private woods are yours for exploring.
Other accommodations include: Philip W. Smith Bed and Breakfast, Campbell Inn Bed and Breakfast, Holiday Inn Richmond, and Hampton Inn & Suites. Whether you choose quaint woods, or the bustling city, your chocolate getaway is sure to be a palate pleasing experience worth the trip.