Last week’s photo challenge was especially interesting — for many reasons.
First, it was the Taylortown Salt Marsh. Located smack in the middle of town — the Saugatuck River, near Kings Highway North and Wilton Road — it’s hidden in plain sight. We’ve all driven past the Aspetuck Land Trust property (opposite the Willows medical complex, aka “Fort Apache”), and the sign is quite visible. But most of us never really see it.
Second, the salt marsh is now mired in controversy. A developer hopes to build a 5-story, 48-unit apartment building on 1.1 acres abutting it — and claims there will be no harm to the wetlands. “06880” reported on this a couple of days after the photo challenge. Stay tuned!
Guesses for the location of the Taylortown Salt Marsh ranged from the Glendinning property (Bridgewater headquarters) on Weston Road, all the way down to the Sound.
But Michael Calise, Amy Schneider, Seth Schachter, Arthur Schoeller, John McCarthy, Bobbie Herman, Wendy Cusick, Peter Blau and David Brant all knew where it is. Congrats to them — and thanks to all who provided background info on “Taylortown.” Click here for the photo, and comments.
This week’s photo challenge comes courtesy of Robert Eckman. If you think you know where this handsome piece of property is, click “Comments” below.