QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 55 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~2-mile loop
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: fields, Royal River, woods, boardwalk
This is a beautiful park, with wide trails through meadows. Some of the trails border the Royal River, with benches placed for picnicking.
Across the street (Route 9), is a track (Dunn’s Depot Trail) that runs along Royal River for a bit before coming out onto large fields. The Royal River Conservation Trust owns some of the land, but the trail does cross private property. The owners allow respectful hikers. The path comes out onto Toddy Brook Lane, and you can hike back to the preserve along the railroad tracks.
Directions: The main trailhead is on Route 9, opposite Ansel Lane. The lot—which is very big!—is about half a mile west of the intersection with North Road.