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DownRiver Ice Cream

Our Essex Location

View from the front of DownRiver Ice Cream Essex Location

Eco-Friendly Dedication

We strive to protect the habitat we share with our wild neighbors. By working closely with the Essex County Greenbelt we have managed to rejuvinate the Castle Neck River that flows adjacent to our store, and is our namesake. We have even erected plaques and informational resources for our guests to check out while they eat our delicious ice cream. Notice the lack of phragmites on our side of the river? That’s because we devote significant effort in working with the Department of Environmental Protection to help remove this invasive species from the habitat, allowing threatened native species to thrive.

You’ll see the fruits of our efforts when you come and visit. A wide variety of birds, bugs, and animals of all shapes and sizes call our shared space their home. By planting native shrubs and flowers we’ve lured beautiful butterflies, and you may even see the family of ducks that have set up residence in the tall grass behind the store!

Essex Location Information