Taylor Pond Trail

EASY 29 reviews

Taylor Pond Trail is a 2 mile lightly 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.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

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. 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.

2 days ago

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

hiking
3 days ago

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

walking
16 days ago

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

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike, love that it's dog friendly. Benched to sit and enjoy the trails. Many different paths you can go on.

Will return!

hiking
9 months ago

This is a really nice place and easy hiking. The trails are well marked and there are signs with maps at points where other trails connect. We did 2.2 miles, which started on Taylors Pond trail, connected to Julia's trail, back onto Taylor's Pond trail. Then we chose to take the Ruby trail connector, but instead of doing the Ruby trail loop, we just went right, to the end of Ruby trail; which brings you back out to the gravel access road and back you the parking/picnic area. There are a couple access points to the river that our dogs enjoyed romping around in for a few minutes to cool off. Watch out for snakes at the beginning of Taylor's Pond Trail!

9 months ago

Lovely trail but the Taylor Pond trail is only .75 mile long....not 2.1. There are three separate loops....Taylor, Julia and Ruby, the combined total of which is about 3 miles.

walking
11 months ago

A peaceful light hike through a lush landscape

walking
11 months ago

Well maintained, very peaceful. Lots of little babbling brooks and foliage. A small river runs by a portion of the Julia's trail.
The 2 mile trail this post mentions is the Taylor Pond trail combined with Julia's Trail.

hiking
Thursday, January 17, 2013

An easy trail with a light canopy and not much change in elevation, several small brooks crossed with well placed planks and one larger creek with a substantial bridge. Well maintained by locals. Several old stone walls. Pleasant picnic area at the trail head. There are three other trails in this park (Fenton Ruby Park).

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