40 Bay Street - Things to See and Do in Parry Sound
Fall is the time to celebrate the bounty of the season and many of the activities occurring reflect the history of the area. Scattered throughout the Parry Sound area are villages and towns that hold fall fairs that offer the opportunity to see animals, purchase local crafts and goods and partake of local entertainment.
Mid -August - October
Ontario's hardwood trees are ablaze with colours, and Parry Sound offers many great ways to experience them - during the drive up (with maybe a little detour to stroll down a lane way or two along the way), on a 3 hour cruise on the Island Queen, from the air with Georgian Bay Airways and finally, with a panoramic view from the Observation Tower. Of course, the views from the enclosed sun porches at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast are spectacular too! Parry Sound is a shutterbugs delight at any time of the year, but when you couple our famous Georgian Bay sunsets with the fantastic fall colours, you have a combination that can't be beat!
September to mid-October
Parry Sound Snowmobile District member clubs operate a trail network of over 1,100 kilometers containing both a mix of looping or family trails along with several Trans Ontario Provincial (TOP) Trails. Trails in the Parry Sound Snowmobile District span from the Moon River in the South to the Key River in the North and from Georgian Bay in the East to Hwy 11 in the West. Snowmobile rentals are available.
January - March
Georgian Nordic Ski Club is just a 10-minute drive from 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast. With 25 km of trails winding through lush forest, Georgian Nordic offers great cross country skiing for the novice through to the expert. The Club offers performance (combined classic and skate), back country and single-track trails plus snowshoe trails. Skis, boots and poles are available for rental at the clubhouse.
January - March
Winter Hiking and Camping
White Squall Paddling Centre offers a winter program made for nature lovers of all ages and capabilities. Starting in November there are opportunities for guided hikes – either by snowshoe or foot, depending on the weather. All you need to pack are warm clothes, snacks and a camera. If you are up for even more of a challenge, try out some of their winter camping programs. Learn how to camp, cook and travel during the winter months.
They also offer winter equipment rentals of kick-sleds and snowshoes, as well as any other cold-weather gear you might need.