The Best 48 Hours in Parry Sound

Day 1

Today starts with the same itinerary from the Parry Sound Overview, arriving by mid-day killbearand spending the afternoon on the Island Queen boat cruise, walking along the Fitness Trail and dining at one of the Bay Street waterfront restaurants.

Day 2

The next morning after a great breakfast, your day begins with filling a cooler with a picnic lunch. Just north of Parry Sound is Killbear Provincial Park (you would have seen the Park during yesterday’s boat cruise). On your way

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Parry Sound Area Cycling Routes

If you would prefer to use the two wheels of a bicycle, most of the hiking trails mentioned peter istvan cyclingon the Hiking page are multi-use and can be used by cyclists.

Parry Sound has become a member of the Ontario By Bike Network, and offers bike shops like Parry Sound Bikes who provide repairs and rentals with recommended itineraries, approved accommodations, food services and tourist attractions that welcome and provide assistance to cyclists.

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The Garden Room

Do you love gardens?

If you're an avid gardener, or even just a wanna-be with a brown thumb, then the Garden garden room outdoorsRoom is the room you should consider booking when you’re coming to 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast.

Not only does this room have a spectacular view of the perennial flower and vegetable gardens, but it has a private deck accessed through sliding glass doors to get a fantastic view of the gardens. The deck has two lounging chairs, as well as a table with umbrella and two folding chairs. Shady in the mornings and sunny in the afternoons, it is a great place to savour that first cup of tea or coffee in the morning, enjoy a glass of wine in the afternoon, and an excellent location to unwind at the end of the day.

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10 places to see the trains in Parry Sound


Parry Sound offers rail fans a great opportunity to get some great views of trains.Ryan Gaynor

Here are 10 places to check out the rails and watch the trains go by:

  1. Observation Tower at Tower Hill
  2. The Retreat Room at 40 Bay Street B&B (you can lie in bed and watch them go by - better than counting sheep!)
  3. The Old CP Station House at 1 Avenue Road
  4. The sun porches at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast
  5. The CNR Station House at Station Road
  6. Bistro by the Bay Restaurant deck
  7. Isabella Street just west of Cascade Street (where there is a double set of tracks)
  8. MacTier (located approximately 1/2 hour south of Parry Sound on Hwy 400) is the site of a crew base and has a museum open on weekends in the summer, located in an old caboose.
  9. Behind the Parry Sound Mall, in the parking lot that overlooks Drain Lale. 
  10. Canadian National's Bala Subdivision., located  three miles south of Parry Sound.  It is known as South Parry and is at mile 147 of the Bala Subdivision  

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