Autumn is my favourite time of year to hike a trail. The air is crisp, the views are spectacular, and if you're lucky you could see an abundance of wildlife along the way.

I recently had a chance to take a stroll along the trail at Parrott’s Bay Conservation Area near Amherstview in Loyalist Township. Managed by the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, it's an amazing 117 hectare (289 acre) property with a variety of wooded areas, wetlands, and beautiful waterfront views. 

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Parrott’s Bay is a great place to get out and enjoy the season. Below are some photographs from my visit. We'd love to see your photos too. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram with #unspoiledLA. Enjoy your hike!

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A beautiful scene from the viewing platform overlooking the marsh and Parrott's Bay.


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A peaceful view from the bridge at the north-east end of the property.


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The leaves are showing a lot of yellow so far this year. This is one of the few with a reddish colouring.


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Some of the mature pines found in a grove in the centre of Parrott's Bay CA.


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A nice mix of colour in this section of the trail.


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These brilliantly red berries almost glow in contrast to its lightly coloured surroundings.


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This little chipmunk was on a mission to fill its cheeks with as many leaves as possible. Why? I don't know.


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