Equipped with all the latest camera gear from Tamron**, provided by Hunt’s Photo & Video, and personally coached by Hunt’s technical experts and visiting professional photographers, capture the gardens, trails and wildlife out and about along the Ipswich River at Riverbend Reservation!
** Please note: Tamron is a lens manufacturer. If you choose to join the Tamron Photo Safari, you must be able to bring your own camera. Lens mounts will be provided at the Safari.
Essex Heritage & Ipswich River Watershed Association Members $35; Non-Members $45. Become a member!
- Purchase tickets online.
- To pay by check: Please call Essex Heritage at 978-740-0444 to reserve your spot! Make checks payable to: Essex Heritage. Mail checks to: Essex Heritage, 221 Essex Street, Suite 41 Salem, MA 01970.
About Riverbend Reservation
Riverbend, a beautiful 23-acre property on the Ipswich River, includes miles of trail, water-wise demonstration gardens, remnants of the formal gardens from the early 20th century Barnard Estate and is home to the offices of the Ipswich River Watershed Association. The gardens, trail, dock and property are open to visitors for canoeing, kayaking, walking, birding and nature observation. Riverbend is situated on a glacial moraine. The land rises steeply from the river bank and the moraine redirects the river on a northward bend. In the bank, one can find evidence of ocean creatures that died 10 millennia ago. Around the bend and downstream is a classic Floorplain Forest with silver maples and swamp white oaks. This riparian habitat is key to the movement of wildlife, sharing the river from the summer’s head and absorbing the energy of floods. Trails: Two trails take you to the river. One starts from the picnic bench and a lovely ½ mile trail spirals from the Welcome Kiosk around the moraine to the river. Gardens: The gardens feature native perennials and shrubs.