There is roadside parking on Taylor Road near the intersection with Forest Avenue. I was able to hike in a little over 3 miles before coming to a section of trail marked private property (were it not for this section of private property, the trail would also connect to Essex Woods). The trail, although flat and straight, provides nice views of several wetlands and forested areas. The trail was dry today and well-trimmed (in the summer the grass on the trail can grow quite tall and harbor ticks).
Here is a map of my hike.