Welcome to 2015! The weather since January 1st has certainly made up for the green Christmas we experienced in Parry Sound. We have experienced significant snowfall and cold temperatures, which means that winter sports are ready to roll!
Georgian Nordic Ski Club has over 30 kms of groomed ski trails for performance (combined classic and skate), back country and single track trails plus snowshoe trails. (Ski rentals are available). Women on Skiis is taking place on January 25th. This is an annual event that provides a day of lessons, activity and fun for females only. A few Sunday afternoons are dedicated to fat biking – or biking on packed snow trails on bikes with – you guessed it! – fat tires on the bikes!
Parry Sound is home to Snowmobile District 10 and offers over 1100 km of looping or family trails along with several Trans Ontario Provincial (TOP) Trails. The warm weather and lack of snow made it difficult to groom trails before now, but as of this weekend (January 9th) the trails are open for riding!
There is nothing like being in a small town to remind you of Christmas’ past! And if you don’t want to take my word for it, check out “Shelby, The Dog Who Saved Christmas” and “Pete’s Christmas”, two movies shot in Parry Sound in the last couple of years.
Snow or no snow, Parry Sound gets into the spirit of the season early! Official events that everyone looks forward to:
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.