Airtour over the 30,000 island region
Parry sound is the starting point for a cruise throught the 30,000 island regions. Or maybe more original, take a scenic air tour. Hahaha, that is what I did, and it was great fun! In these 'off the beaten path' tips I want to show you some photos of this airtour.
The company I flew with is the islandair group. From their base by the Town Dock in Parry Sound Harbour, the flight takes you over the Parry Island swing bridge, along the narrow South Channel to the bigwater of Georgian Bay, over the Long Sault Straight and Olde Lighthouse. Then turning east, you fly along the North Channel to beautiful Killbear Park, Killbear Beach and Killbear Lighthouse.
Georgian Bay and Muskoka
"Rugged Windswept Georgian Bay"
Parry Sound lies in the heart of the famous 30,000 islands which dot the eastern shores of Georgian Bay. It boasts the largest natural harbour on Georgian Bay and most importantly, is the birthplace of hockey legend, Bobby Orr.
Parry Sound is located 225kms north of Toronto. Follow Hwy 400 and then 69. It will take at least 3hrs depending on traffic.
As you can see, the coastline of Georgian Bay and the 30,000 islands are very rocky. It is a wonder that any trees or vegetation at all can survive here.
Just east of Parry Sound is the lovely Muskoka Lakes Region. This is the summer home to many wealthy Torontonians and a few famous Americans, namely Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. We regular folk can also enjoy Muskoka's clear lakes and pine forests by renting a cottage or camping in the area.