Fall is the time to celebrate the bounty of the season and many of the activities occurring reflect the history of the area. Scattered throughout the Parry Sound area are villages and towns that hold fall fairs that offer the opportunity to see animals, purchase local crafts and goods and partake of local entertainment.
Mid -August - October.
Ontario's hardwood trees are ablaze with colours, and Parry Sound offers many great ways to experience them - during the drive up (with maybe a little detour to stroll down a laneway or two along the way), on a 3 hour cruise on the Island Queen, from the air with Georgian Bay Airways and finally, with a panoramic view from the Observation Tower. Of course, the views from the enclosed sun porches at 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast are spectacular too! Parry Sound is a shutterbugs delight at any time of the year, but when you couple our famous Georgian Bay sunsets with the fantastic fall colours, you have a combination that can't be beat!
September to mid-October.
Parry Sound Snowmobile District member clubs operate a trail network of over 1,100 kilometers containing both a mix of looping or family trails along with several Trans Ontario Provincial (TOP) Trails. Trails in the Parry Sound Snowmobile District span from the Moon River in the South to the Key River in the North and from Georgian Bay in the East to Hwy 11 in the West. Snowmobile rentals are available.
January - March.
Cross Country Skiing
Georgian Nordic Ski Club is just a 10-minute drive from 40 Bay Street Bed & Breakfast. With 25 km of trails winding through lush forest, Georgian Nordic offers great cross country skiing for the novice through to the expert. The Club offers performance (combined classic and skate), back country and single-track trails plus snowshoe trails. Skis, boots and poles are available for rental at the clubhouse.
Winter Hiking and Camping
White Squall offers a winter program made for nature lovers of all ages and capabilities. Every Sunday starting in November there is the opportunity for either full or half day, guided hikes – either by snowshoe or foot, depending on the weather. All you need to pack are warm clothes, snacks and a camera. If you are up for even more of a challenge, try out some of their winter camping programs. Learn how to camp, cook and travel during the winter months. They also offer winter equipment rentals of kick-sleds and snowshoes, as well as any other cold-weather gear you might need.