Celebrating the Christmas Holidays

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, traditions tend to be a big part of that time of year. toffee thumbprint cookies

Growing up, my mother always baked special cookies at Christmas time, and my sister and I always include those recipes in our line-up annually.   However, we are both on the lookout for new ideas to add to the collection, and here is one that we will be trying this year! (The recipe comes from Hersheycanada.com)

Toffee Thumbprint Cookies (makes 6 dozen)

Pets at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast

We quite often get asked if guests can bring their pets (generally dogs) with them. And, for people who have allergies, their first question is "Do you have any pets ordog pet animal allow pets?" Again, our answer is no.

It's not that we don't like animals - prior to moving to Parry Sound, we had a cat - and a lot of other B&Bs in the area do have pets.

However, there are several reasons why pets are not allowed.

Indian Summer comes to Parry Sound

Many overseas guests have heard about our " Indian summer" and think  parry sound indian summer 
it refers to a warm and sunny stretch of weather in the fall.  For most of us in Canada, we think of it sunny, warm weather typically in late October or early November, after the leaves have turned following an onset of frost but before the first major snowfall.  

Tuesdays are Terrific in Parry Sound

If you can only spend one day in Parry Sound in the summer, then I suggest picking a Tuesday.

From 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., there is something special going on, on Tuesdays.cruze night

You can start your day at the Parry Sound Summer Market, visiting the stalls of handcrafted items from a multitude of artisans, fresh produce and smoked meats, maple syrup and honey, plus baking, plants and homemade clothing. The market runs from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Market Park Square, just behind the post office.

During the day-time, White Squall brings “Blackfly II” to town – a 29 foot canoe that seats 20 people and allows you to paddle the harbor for an hour. You can pick it up at the Georgian Bay Airway dock. (If you can’t make it, they are offering an opportunity for a private day on the bay and a young persons’ Big Canoe Camp. Check out their web site for more information.)

Up next? Every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. it’s Cruze Night in Parry Sound! You’ll see vintage cars, muscle cars, sports bikes and their owners all gathered at the Island Queen Boat Cruise parking lot. Most of the cars are local; however sometimes other car clubs from the area join in, so there is always something new to see and learn about!