Fall is one of my favourite times of year and one of the prettiest here in the Ottawa Valley. There is no shortage of places to go to see autumn’s spectacular display and this year mother nature cooperated with some beautiful fall weather.
Forêt-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve is located near Mayo, Quebec. Established in 2003 Forêt-la-Blanche has some trees that are over 400 years old, making it one of the last old growth forests in Eastern Canada.
Not far from Forêt-la-Blanche is Plaisance Falls, a site which is more about the water than the fall colours…
Chapman Mills Conservation Area was opened around the time that the Vimy Memorial Bridge was completed (2014). The 1.8 km of trails wind along the marshland of the Rideau River. I drive by it often and finally decided to stop and check it out.
The next lot are from the section of the Stonebridge Trail that runs along the Jock River.
The last outing for this year was the Central Experimental Farm. The farm dates back to 1886 in an area that at that time was in the country; now it’s in the middle of the city.
First up was the Arboretum for sunrise…
Across from the Arboretum is the main part of the farm where the museum and ornamental gardens are located.
Even though we’ve had a few good frosts, some of the flowers are still looking pretty good.
- Central Experimental Farm
- Chapman Mills Conservation Area
- Fall Colours
- Plaisance Falls
- Stonebridge Trail
- Vimy Memorial Bridge