Parry Sound Travel Guide

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Parry Sound Things to Do

  • 30,000 island trip

    Best trip, gives u a real idea of the vastness of the country. when u are out on the water it is just so amazing that people live so far from the mainland on what looks like( a lot of the time) very very small islands. The trip is very enjoyable and relaxing, up to a point,! hahahah when the ship has to pass through the narrow passage way with the...

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  • SAILING

    THERE ARE CHANNELS LIKE NORTH CHANNEL FROM KILARNEY TO LITTLE CURRENT TO SAULT ST MARIE WHICH ARE SCENIC BUT CAN GET SUDDEN WINDS

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  • Loon Spotting

    The Loon is one of Canada's national symbols. You can find the loon on the back of our one dollar coin, hence it's nickname, the "loonie". Incidentally, our two dollar coin is called the "toonie".There are many loons in the Muskoka region and you can spot them cruising the lakes looking for their dinner. They are expert divers and will stay...

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  • Get out on the lake

    There are many small, quiet lakes in the Muskoka Region, perfect for boating, fishing, canoeing or kayaking. Many of the lakes are interconnected so you can paddle from one to the next without portaging. There are several outfitters in the area from which you can rent a boat as well as some in Parry Sound.

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  • Wildlife viewing

    If you are out hiking in the Muskoka region, keep your eyes open for wildlife. We spotted this little chipmunk while hiking down to the base of Rousseau Falls. There are also bear, moose, dear, and beavers in the area.

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  • Huntsville

    Huntsville lies in the heart of the Muskoka Lakes Region and "cottage country" in between Vernon and Fairy Lakes. It is a picturesque town with attractive waterfront cafes and charming shops. Huntsville is also located only 35kms from Algonquin Park.I visited the Lion's Lookout for a bird's eye view of this pretty little town.

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  • Windermere House, Lake Rousseau

    This beautiful Inn is situated on a hilltop overlooking Lake Rousseau in Muskoka. I didn't spend the night but it was still worth a visit. There is an excellent 18 hole golf course here as well as a restaurant and a pub. The rates for a room here range from $170 to $390/night.

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  • Rousseau, Muskoka

    If you are lucky enough to spend time driving through the Muskoka area in Ontario, you should make a stop in Rousseau on Hwy 141. It has charming shops including a very old general store and this antiques shop.

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  • Dorset Scenic Observation Tower

    This 100 foot tower affords a wonderful 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape. It was built in 1922 and used as a lookout tower for forest fires until modern technology and the increased population deemed it unnecessary. In 1967, it was opened to the public as the Dorset Scenic Observation Tower. Check out the website for the hours of...

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  • Tranquil

    The blue lake, the vibrant green colour of the grass and the sun shining, sigh, what a pretty sight

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  • Flowers

    It must be weird to see all these nature photos under the must see activities. But I think that is the beauty of Parry Sound, not the place itself but the surrounding area. It doesn't matter in what direction you drive, when you take a little sideroad this is what you can see. So stop the car so now and than, and look around you and enjoy!

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  • A dragonfly

    A dragonfly that was just patient enough to sit here for a few seconds, so I could make a quick photo of it.

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Parry Sound Restaurants

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    outdoor seating (if it's warm enough)

    by yooperprof Updated Nov 5, 2006

    The Bay Street Cafe offers a pleasant local experience of dining right across the street from the harbor. I wasn't hungry, so I just had a salad and a piece of blueberry pie - both of which were excellent. But I did notice an abundance of local fish on the menu, prepared in a variety of ways. Reasonable prices and helpful servers, too.

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Parry Sound Transportation

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    by sim1 Updated Nov 27, 2002

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    Parry Sound is very easy to find. Take highway 400 to the North from Toronto and follow this all the way up. The 400 will become a two-lane road : the 69 north. Follow this road and after a while on the lefthand side is Parry Sound.

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Parry Sound Off The Beaten Path

  • 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...

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  • View from the air

    View from the air over Parry Sound. As you maybe can see, Parry Sound isn't that spectacular. But it is nicely hidden inbetween the trees and right on the Georgian Bay. The location is what makes Parry Sound worth while going to, not the town itself.

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  • Up in the air

    It's fun to see other airplanes take off from here, especially when you have been yourself! It makes me remind so much of my own experience, and I am getting the itch to go back up in the air again.

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Parry Sound Sports & Outdoors

  • Canoeing on Muskoka's Lakes

    The Muskoka Lakes region is teeming with small, quiet lakes that are interconnected to one another, making it perfect for canoeing or kayaking.I was lucky to have a friend with a cottage and a canoe and we enjoyed quiet paddles along the shoreline, spotting beavers and loons along the way.

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  • Cycle the Severn Rail Trail

    This is a well maintained bike path created over an unused railway line. You will pass some spectacular scenery as pictured here. I think fall would be the most beautiful time to visit.

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  • Kayaking Georgian Bay

    There are some quiet waters and beautiful scenery in which to kayak near Parry Sound. I rented my kayak from White Squall, just north of Parry Sound and was lucky enough to have a friend guide us through the rocky coastline for 4 days and 3 nights. You can set up camp anywhere on the Crown Land.see my travelogue for more photos.

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Parry Sound Favorites

  • Killbear Provincial Park

    The area around Parry Sound is very beautiful though, and especialy Killbear Provincial Park. Killbear is a 30 minute drive northwest of Parry Sound on Highway 559. It's a wonderful place to hike or go to the beach. You can read much more about this Provincial Park on my Killbear page :http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/1c048/dd9d1/

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  • Parry Sound

    Let me start in these tips with a picture of the fire department in Parry Sound. Hahaha, actually that is all that I have of Parry Sound itself! It is not a spectacular little town,you, so that is why I only have this photo of it. I kind of liked these old firetrucks :-)The Old Fire Hall was constructed in 1893. The original bell called the...

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