Taylor Preserve lies in the floodplain of the Willimantic River and contains river frontage just below the Merrow Road bridge. Level in the north but steep in the south, the preserve is covered by mature red maples with a brushy riparian understory. Taylor Preserve serves not only as a buffer between the Willimantic River and a nearby residential area, but also as an alternative dock for boaters when water is too low for the elevated public launch to be used. This small preserve also gives visitors fishing access to a state-stocked trout stream.

Taylor preserve lies just to the south of the Town of Coventry’s Riverview Trail Park (see brochure at https://www.coventryrec.com/documents/riverview_trail_brochure.pdf ). The park has a parking area which can be used by anyone accessing the Taylor Preserve as well as a 3,500 foot marked trail through riparian floodplain.

Location: Merrow Road, Coventry
Donors: Marshall C.
Acres: 3 acres
Steward: John Pagini