Things to Do in Parry Sound

On a hunt for things to do in Parry Sound? Prepare to be delighted - Parry Sound is a charming coastal town with many exciting and fascinating activities and sights. While here, you’ll enjoy outdoor adventures, restaurants, and local attractions that have given the small town a stellar reputation among visitors the world over. 

Spend your days in town hiking, biking, shopping, dining, and exploring the terrain on tours and charters. 

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Outdoor and recreation

One of the best ways to see any place you visit is from the saddle of a bike. If you’re not planning to pack one for your vacation, rent one from Parry Sound Bikes and consider opting for a self-guided bike tour, fat bike experience or a mountain bike adventure. 

For your wanderlust, you’ll find Massasauga Provincial Park meets your needs. The beautiful park offers backcountry camping on Georgian Bay, hiking, boating, and more. You can also visit the Calhoun Lodge for a glimpse of cottage life in the 1930s. 

Wintertime activities abound at the Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre. Explore their well-groomed trails on cross-country skis, fat bike or snowshoes. Or, if you’re in the area during summertime, explore with a paddle on Nine Mile Lake and Mill Lake. 

The Rotary and Algonquin Regiment Waterfront Fitness Trail offers six kilometres of waterfront trail. On the ‘fitness trail,’ as it’s known colloquially, you can bike, run, walk and use the five fitness stations along the pink granite path. You’ll also find educational interpretive plaques telling visitors about local history and community. There are multiple access points for the trail at Champagne Street, the Town Dock, Charles W. Stockey Centre, Great North Road, Sail Parry Sound, Salt Dock and Waubuno Beach. 

Nature and relaxation

Many of the best attractions and tours in Parry Sound centre around the water - enjoy sightseeing tour cruises, restaurant cruises, dinner cruises and private charters around the famed 30,000 Islands with Island Queen Cruise Company. 

And of course, if fishing is your ideal way to enjoy your vacation, there are guided fishing charters, boat rentals, as well as water taxi service available. 

Golfers will enjoy this region with six beautiful golf courses nearby and a golf academy. 

Waubuno Beach offers pleasant, shallow waters, a gentle slope and soft, clean sand for safe family beach outings. There’s a playground, volleyball courts, snacks, water fountains, bicycle racks, and washrooms for everyone’s use and comfort, while spending the day on the Blue Flag certified beach. 

Parry Sound is full of fun things to do. Keep scrolling to discover all that the city has to offer, or to learn more about particular activities.

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