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40 Bay Street - Things to See and Do in Parry Sound

Parks & Trails

40 Bay Street - Things to See and Do in Parry Sound  Parks & Trails

Park-to-Park Trail

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.

Two of the most popular trails in the Parry Sound area are: the Rose Point and the Seguin Recreational Trail.

The Rose Point Trail is 6 kms long and runs from James Bay Junction Road South to Rose Point Road. Trekking along the Boyne River, you might see deer, bear, or moose, and one of the ponds on the trail is actually home to an endangered species of minnow.

The Seguin Trail which begins at the Tim Horton’s (10 minutes south of Parry Sound) and extends 75 km eastward. The trail is available for walking and biking, with designated areas for motorized recreational vehicles in the summer and fall.

 

Algonquin Regiment Rotary Fitness Trail

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.

 

Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary's mission is to care for injured and orphaned wildlife, and once they are rehabilitated, to return them to the wild. If the animal cannot be returned to the wild, it is cared for.

Since the mandate of Aspen Valley encompasses educating the public about living with wild animals, some of the grounds have educational hiking trails winding through it. These trails provide a variety of examples of the Canadian shield with peat flats, beaver ponds and old growth forest stands.

Open limited hours to preserve the animals' natural habitats as much as possible, this is one of the best places to see and learn about Canadian wild-life such as bears, moose, and raccoons, as well as abandoned exotic animals.

Open Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, mid-May to mid-October.

 

Provincial Parks

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