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Christmas Comes Early to Parry Sound (December, 2014)

There is nothing like being in a small town to remind you of Christmas’ past! And if you don’t want to take my word for it, check out “Shelby, The Dog Who Saved Christmas” and “Pete’s Christmas”, two movies shot in Parry Sound in the last couple of years.

Snow or no snow, Parry Sound gets into the spirit of the season early! Official events that everyone looks forward to:

  • Light Up the Park brings the magic of trees strung with lights to the centre of town in Market Square (this year the official lighting was November 14th),
  • The Optimist Club’s Annual Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade with its unique floats (November 29th), and
  • The Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train which offers free concerts and seasonal festivities from a boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage. The concerts are free, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the food bank, and local contributions stay within our community.

The Stockey Centre got into the season early also, with The Orillia Silver Band ‘s “Sounds of Christmas Concert” (November 22nd), and this weekend, the “One of a Kind Christmas Artisan Show” a great source of unique gifts, a gingerbread and decorated wreaths contest on November 29 & 30th). There are also two great concerts are planned for December – The Barra MacNeils Christmas Concert (December 5th)  and Holly Cole brings her unique take on Christmas songs on December 11th.

And no holiday season would be complete with local fundraisers, craft sales and that abound in Parry Sound. So why not escape the madhouse of packed malls, long line-ups and pushy people and come to Parry Sound to experience the real peace of Christmas?

PS We would be glad to help shorten that shopping list by providing you with a customized gift certificate to 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast!

What’s Up in Parry Sound This Month? (October, 2014)

Until the snow flies, motorized sports are big in the Parry Sound area. Whether you choose to Ride the Edge on a motorcycle, or take in the fun of an ATV ride, the choice is yours.

Bear Claw Tours is Georgian Bay's Ultimate Adventure and located just 7 kms – and a world away from Parry Sound. Your 3 – 4 hour guided adventure takes you on a ride that explores a 1000 acre private trail. Since seeing is believing, check out this video. Please note, the fee includes all the equipment needed and training to be able to drive the ATV safely. bear-claw-tours

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What’s Up in Parry Sound This Month (November, 2014)

Need some time to catch your breath before the holiday season is upon us? A visit to Parry Sound in November is perfect for that! Only a two hour drive from the Greaterariel-view Toronto Area, one tank of gas can take you away from the daily hustle and bustle.

Besides the trails to hike, (see What’s Up in Parry Sound October 13 – 19 Blog Post) strolling the streets of Parry Sound to check out the variety of architecture is always an interesting pastime.

Perhaps you need a little romance? How about a couples’ massage at Perfectly Pampered Day Spa  and a special dinner at Bistro by the Bay or the Log Cabin Inn? If you can be flexible on your timing, you might also want to check out what’s on at the Stockey Centre  so that you can take in some great music during your trip.

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What’s Up in Parry Sound This Week? (October 13-19, 2014)

Parry Sound is alive and well this week, with lots of activities available to keep the outdoor enthusiast busy and happy. There are trails to hikingexplore for people of every level of fitness and ambition.

The least onerous trail is the Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail, a 2.5 km trail that follows Parry Sound’s waterfront. It is a multi-purpose trail, which means you can walk, run, or bike it. If you reach the end, and feel like carrying on, the trail extends for another 2.5 k.m. along the shore road allowance and is referred to a “rugged hiking trail” at this point – there can be rocks, logs and/or other items blocking parts of the path.

If you are looking for a more ambitious hike, there are two portions of the Park-to-Park Trail (developed to connect Killbear Provincial Park with Algonquin Provincial Park through utilizing existing multi-use trails in the area.). Two of the most popular trails in the Parry Sound area are the Rose Point and the Seguin Recreational Trail.

Read more: What’s Up in Parry Sound This Week? (October 13-19, 2014)