Taylor Pond Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Willington, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.0 miElevation gain118 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyCross-country skiingFishingHikingNature tripsBird watchingDog friendlyForestLakeRiverwild-flowersWildlife
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Taylor Pond Trail is one of five trails in the Fenton Ruby Park. It is well maintained and marked and has interesting variety of landscape and plants. There are the usual small wild life. A pleasant picnic area near the parking lot. Mostly covered by a light canopy. There are information signs along the route giving some facts about the nature, and two Adirondack chairs and a bench on the western side of the pond so you can relax and take in the views. The trail has slight change in elevation sort of rolling, up and down. It offers little in the way of difficulties. There are several boardwalks over potential wet sections and has one sturdy bridge of interesting construction. Great for kids. A nice hike after a picnic.

Parking for about a dozen cars. Benches scattered about and plenty of room for a picnic blanket

Willington Conservation Commission

North of route 74 on Moose Meadow Road to right turn on Burma Road

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Celeste Monty
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Snowing the whole time. The trail was packed snow and a wee tad slippery.

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Chris W.
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RunningRocky

Nice trail running area. Classic New England woods; old stone walls, small creek, lots of leaves. The views of the pond are nice, but this trail is really about the woods. Family friendly.

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kara evans
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Stephan Ortiz
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Kaitlynn Holmes
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WalkingGreat!

Sometimes you feel like climbing a mountain and other times you are just looking for a simple walk in the woods. This was that simple walk. It was very pleasant, easy to get around, not too much elevation, and very well marked. I ended up going on the ruby trail to add in another mile to my walk. All in all very pleased! Just have to look out it is connected to a private dirt road and I saw people zooming to get by so stay to the sides!

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bonnie kostiuk
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Tereza Goring
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Loved this trail!

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colleen Lugauskas
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Beautifully maintained trail with a variety of flora and fauna. Spotted a large Doe and a long black snake.

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Mia Kawaida
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Hiking

Great, easy, well taken care trail. I would go for a run on these trails! Both my dog and I enjoyed our trail walk :)

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Allison Roy
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Heather Heather Estey
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Hiking

This was a beautiful hike. we hijed part of the Taylor Pond Trail, hiked up Julia's trail, got turned around somehow and went back the way we started. next time I will go the other way. We also hiked the Weigold Trail, which was also beautiful. It had a somewhat steep uphill that was a little challenging but well worth the trip.

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Cathy Dunn
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Hiking

Great trail! The trails are marked and easy to see. The hiking is fun and easy. When we got to the Julia Trail Loop we decided to take it since it was only about a mile more and came back to the Taylor Pond Loop. So glad we did great views of the Fenton River.

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Meghan Eichorn
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HikingMuddy

This place is really cool. You can’t do the whole loop with an off-roading stroller though lol. My four year old and I had a blast even though we had to turn around (there is a very narrow bridge).

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Cheryl Lyman
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Hiking

Nice simple trail. Can’t wait for everything to turn green. The peepers were out making lots of noise.

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Nora D
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. Very pretty, with lots of wildlife. I saw a pair of wood ducks this October on the pond, and many other species of birds live in the wetlands and surrounding woods. It’s easy to tack on one of the other trails in this preserve to add more mileage to your hike.

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Samantha DaDalt
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easy trail, brought my dog. I didn't quite get 2 miles out of it, but we'll come back again

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Becky Penta
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Hiking

Nice clean trails that are well marked. Beautiful area!

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Alisa Allard
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Wonderful trails, easy, very clearly marked with lots of maps along the way. You can make it as long or short as you'd like. Quiet and beautiful. My pupper Rufus and I had a fantastic time exploring all the different colored trails.

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Benjamin Thomas
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Leisurely hike/walk on dedicated nature trails. Did Taylor Pond and another in a little over an hour.

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Luciana Vergara
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Hiking

Nice and easy trail! I could hear birds singing all the way. Well marked and maintained.

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Taylor Lima
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Great place to go for a nice easy walk! We spent almost two hours exploring the various trails on a beautiful April day. Very little elevation changes. Very clean and the pond is beautiful.

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Sky Stevens
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Hiking

Very nice, well marked trail. The elevation gain is minimal, making it a nice easy walk. Guidebook available to interpret trail markers.

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Pat Morris
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Lots of wildlife

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Stephanie Diane
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Walking

Beautiful little hidden gem. Impeccably marked. Can't wait to go trail running here! As previous comments state, the actual Taylor Pond Trail is only about .75 miles, but if you take the connectors, it adds up to a little over 2 miles.

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Laura Kinlock
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Beautiful little park and nice trail, great for a few hours in the woods, bring a picnic too!

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Sarah Peck
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Very pleasant, well maintained. Several nice brooks and water features. Relatively low wildlife activity.

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Connor Tubridy
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Lived around here forever and never knew this existed. Very well maintained and peaceful.

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Renee Lassow
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very well marked, recommend boots because it can be very muddy. Great for dogs!

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Ghost Farmers
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Quiet, nicely kept trail. Well marked with a sweet little interpretive trail guide you can follow to learn more about the geography and botany of the area.

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Sherri Sawrun
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Very pleasant walk and at one point near the Pine grove, it almost looks like a mystical forest ❤️

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