About the Taunton River Trail
The slowly meandering miles of the Taunton River will surprise you with an unexpected scenic beauty and varied wildlife. Its landscape, like the river itself, is gentle and accessible, perfect for families and casual or novice recreationists. Pastures, woodlands, meadows and marshlands along the river banks are rich with nesting birds like kingfisher, osprey and heron, providing an outdoor experience that feels surprisingly removed from the city. The Taunton is also rich in history, with examples of colonial millworks and stories of early contact between English settlers and the Wampanoag. Whether it’s a bike ride with friends, family picnic, or quiet evening paddle, Taunton River Pathways offers many ways to explore and find new adventures and treasures that have been here all along.
The Taunton River Trail is a proposed 22 miles of on and off road trails that would enhance walking, biking, hiking, and boating along the Taunton River. Once complete The Trail is a truly collaborative effort, conducted in tandem with numerous towns, organizations, and passionate individiuals throughout the region. Read more about individual project partners at the bottom of this webpage.