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 Greater 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.
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.
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 explore 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.
Whether you have 3 hours or 30 minutes, you can make the most of the fabulous fall colours we enjoy in Parry Sound.
Did you know that after Thanksgiving Day, the Island Queen’s horn won’t be blowing at 1:00 p.m.? It is always an adjustment for those of us living in Parry Sound not to hear the Island Queen’s horn blast as she pulls away from the Town Dock on her last cruise of the year.
Original started as a water taxi business, the Anderson family realized that more of their passengers were on the boat to see the sights, rather than to get from place to place on Georgian Bay. So, in the 1970’s they decided to start the tours – and have been running every since.