40 Bay Street - Things to See and Do in Parry Sound
Parks & Trails
A former railway bed, this trail walks you along the picturesque Parry Sound shores and allows one to enjoy Georgian Bay in its natural splendour.
From end to end, it measures 5 km. At the northern end, you can pick up the “Rugged Hiking Trail” which takes you along the shores of Georgian Bay for another 2.5 km. This trail is suitable for strollers, wheelchairs and motorized scooters; it is well lit and has many seating areas along the path.
Parry Sound is a member of Ontario By Bike Network and the location for the annual Pedaling for Parkinson's Disease fundraiser. Throughout the district there are paved roads with limited traffic and wide shoulders for safe riding. There are over 19 road routes that range in distance and difficulty.
The Park-to-Park Trail was developed to connect Killbear Provincial Park with Algonquin Provincial Park through utilizing existing multi-use trails in the area. The web site provides a good map of on and off-road trails.
There are a number of provincial parks in the area – The Massassauga Provincial Park, which is a water access only park, Oastler Lake Provincial Park and the most popular - Killbear Provincial Park. Killbear offers an interpretive centre with exhibits, displays and educational events related to the natural, wildlife and cultural resources of the area. Access to the sand beaches, trails and special events are all included in the cost of a day pass.
All Ontario Provincial parks are officially open and staffed mid-May to mid-October