The Friends of Taylor Head Provincial Park deliver programs and events inside the park. We’ve been a non-profit society of dedicated volunteers since 2008.
The main gate is OPEN! In the meantime, please be cautious of fallen trees and branches as DNR crews work to clear the hiking trails. Before the park officially opens on May long weekend, there will be limited services in the park.
Although the Park does not officially open until the May long weekend, the main gate is OPEN! In the meantime, DNR staff are working on clearing brush on trails and some obstacles will be encountered. Before then, if you visit the park please bring home your garbage because the park is not completely up and running.
There’s a fancy new critter in residence at the park! It is a Prothonotary Warbler. He/she is a”vagrant” meaning that it is far north of its normal range (northern New Jersey, central New York State, and southern Ontario) and will probably only stay long enough to fuel up for the flight home.
Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines announced that beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9, This includes hiking, camping, fishing, and the use of off-highway vehicles. People can still access beaches and provincial parks, but trail systems will be restricted. This applies to the trails at Taylor Head Prov. Park until further notice.
The entrance gate will be open on Tuesday, May 10th.
We’ve just been notified by the Department of Natural Resources that the Spry Bay Trail will be closed tomorrow until further notice. The steps and look off on the west side are being replaced.
The main gate to Taylor Head Park will open early May in 2014, pending road conditions.
Owl Update: All trails are open, the two young owls are in the trees and moving about.
Owl Update: The two owl babies seem to be doing well. They’re flapping their wings and the senior one is taking short “test flights”.
Owl Update: There are now two young owls out of the nest and the parents are feeding both. The young ones can get up in the trees and off the ground. People have been respecting the closed area and most are just concerned about the owls.We are pleased that this been a success to date and the young owl that fell or jumped out of the nest a about two weeks ago is surviving. Members of the Friends of Taylor Head will have a presence in the park over the coming weekend to explain to the public why that area is closed. Thanks to those who helped this little guy make it
Owl Update: The owl parents are hanging around the nest and it appears they are tending to the young owls. The young owl on the ground appears to be doing okay. While the area still remains closed to the public, alternate trail routes are available.
PARK IS NOW OPEN with alternate hiking trail routes around the area where the owl family is located (for the time being). Please respect trail signs and keep pets on a leash at all times.
Owl Update: We’re told that the park will re-open on Friday (May17) but the area where the baby Great Horned Owl is located is restricted to visitors. As of today, the parents of the owlet continue to feed the owl on the ground near the trail path. When the park re-opens, we strongly encourage that dogs be on a leash. We will continue to share updates with you as we know more. We will post updates when they are available.