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.
As the radio commercial says “water on the water, beer on the pier!” But we will admit nothing goes better with sitting by the lake than beer. So, this weekend we have not one, but TWO events featuring been this week in Parry Sound – both on October 4th.
The 3rd Annual Brew Ha-Ha is an event to raise funds for Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, which works with local communities to protect the biodiversity of the Biosphere and help with sustainable development through education and public outreach.
Being held at the Seguin Valley Golf Club, your $50 provides a full evening of dinner, comedy, music and of course, craft beer!
It’s a busy week in Parry Sound this week. George Canyon is appearing at the Stockey Centre on Tuesday September 23; and on Saturday, 144 ladies will play in the “Support the Girls Breast Cancer (Golf) Tournament”, back for its 12th year to help raise money for the West Parry Sound Health Centre. This year, the funds raised will help buy a new ultrasound machine.
Two great and complimentary events are also occurring in Parry Sound this weekend. Doors Open Parry Sound will be on September 27 and look back at Parry Sound in 1914 - commemorating World War I and featuring Tom Thomson’s visit to the area that summer.
From educational sites, like the Parry Sound High School, Library, Museum and Canadore College to buildings that embrace the abundance of water –Sail Parry