40 Bay Street - Things to See and Do in Parry Sound
Parks & Trails
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.
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 offers cyclists of all levels a series of paved roads with limited traffics and wide shoulders for safe riding. Parry Sound is also home to the Pedaling for Parkinson's annual ride to raise funds for research into this disease. Suggested routes include portions of the old Highway 69 to the north and south of Parry Sound, The Bunny Trail and Carling Bay Road. For those cyclists looking for more of a challenge, check out the routes used by Pedaling for Parkinson's riders.
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