Parrott's Bay

Conservation Area


Lush natural paradise in Loyalist Township.

From rippling brooks, tall trees, the chirping of birds and the lapping of waves, Parrott’s Bay Conservation Area has become a valued refuge for those seeking to commune with nature. Visitors can explore native plant and animal life, try their hand at some angling, or just spend quality time in the outdoors with family, friends or in the solitude of their own thoughts for those living in west end Kingston, Loyalist Township and travelers along the busy Loyalist Parkway tourism route. | 613-546-4228

About Parrott's Bay

As a public recreation area, Parrott’s Bay has been a source of passive enjoyment for canoeists, anglers, and naturalists.

The 117 hectare (289 acres) conservation area is comprised primarily of woods and wetlands, with picturesque waterfront views. There is a total of six kilometres of trails that traverse parts of these woodlands, wetlands and field areas, these trails are not groomed or maintained during winter, but are still open for public use during daylight hours.


  • Marked trails.
  • Covered lookout.
  • Picnic tables available at the Bath Road (Highway 33 / Loyalist Parkway) trailhead entrance.
  • There are no washrooms or privies on this property.
  • Fishing is permitted in the Conservation Area in accordance with current Ministry of Natural Resources regulations.

A Bit of History

In the mid 1960s, the area that would become Parrott’s Bay Conservation Area was deemed important as a natural habitat worth preserving and conserving, as well as one with potential to be an excellent area for low-impact outdoor recreational activities. The property has been designated as a public recreation area since 1969 by the pre-amalgamation Ernestown Township Council to protect it from development.

Ernestown Township continued to show conservation leadership by continually purchasing and preserving more of the wetlands and surrounding woodlands and open fields from private landowners as they became available with the proviso that Cataraqui Conservation would subsequently acquire them, a process that began in the early 1990s, making Parrott’s Bay the newest conservation area within the Cataraqui Conservation lands portfolio.

Activities & Facilities

help us protect Parrott's Bay and make sure all visitors have an enjoyable experience

Eva Foam

Please stay on the marked trails, off trail use is not permitted.

Non slip surface
Dog Walking

Dogs must be on a leash at all times for the safety of your pet and courtesy to other visitors.

Nature Appreciation

Wetlands, woods, and shoreline areas provide many opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Pack In & Pack Out

Please do not litter. Leave only footprints and take only photos.

Stoop and Scoop

Please pick up after your pet and dispose of waste properly.


Fishing is permitted in accordance with MNR guidelines.


Trails are in their natural state during winter months.

Privies - Not Available

There are no privies or washroom facilities at the Conservation Area.

Conservation Area Rules and Regulations

Sights at Parrott's Bay Conservation Area

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mallard ducks
waterfall over rocks
sun set on the bay
hike challenge photo
trail at parrotts bay conservation area
family fishing