Taylor Wildlife Preserve & Farm
A gorgeous, wondrous, ever-changing, NJ Natural Lands Trust nature preserve located on 85 acres along the Delaware River in Cinnaminson, NJ - only 30 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia. Visit marshland, pineland, forest, farmland, river shore, all accessible via our myriad of trails, lookout towers and newly built boardwalk through the marsh.
The Wildlife Preserve was created in 1975 when 31 members of the Taylor family gave a conservation easement on 86 acres of their land to the New Jersey Naturals Lands Trust. The property remains in Taylor ownership to "use and maintain the easement premises for open space and conservation purposes". Since then two small grants have been obtained; an open space management grant for benches and bridges over some ditches and a "watchable wildlife" grant to provide some signs and trail maintenance. There is a 1.5 mile loop trail for walkers to enjoy the Preserve. The Preserve is about 15 miles up the Delaware River from center city Philadelphia whose skyline can be seen most days from the riverbank.
The preserve is open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day. There is a space to park at the beginning of the trail. Some visitors fish in the Delaware River from the bank a few hundred yards from the beginning of the trail. Many others walk the trail observing the birds, plants, insects, and animals found along the way. Hundreds of people annually visit the Preserve and walk on its trails.