Growing up in the 518, there was always a sure sign that spring was finally here...soft ice cream stands. So last night, we officially welcomed in spring by having our first cone. 

(chrissy), Townsquare Media

One of my first jobs was working at Bubbles in Mechanicville where I was an ice cream girl. I don't know if maybe it's just in my blood, but no matter when I have my first soft cone, my brain knows it's spring.

What I love about the area is that there are so many soft serve ice cream stands. It doesn't matter if you are in Saratoga, Albany or Schenectady Counties or anywhere in the 518 for that matter. You mention soft serve ice cream and everyone has their favorite. Whether it's a specific flavor or a particular place, we all love our local soft serve. Which ice cream place is your favorite and do you have a favorite flavor?