101 THINGS TO DO IN PARRY SOUND

Came across this fantastic list written by Chylyn King, a journalist student working with Parry Sound Tourism and felt we had to share with all of you!

Shared from parrysoundtourism.com :

If you’re in the area and stumped with ideas to enjoy your visit, we have 101 for you to try!

  1. Get out your Fatbike and enjoy the trails – anytime of the year.
  2. Attend the Seguin Sled Dog Mail Run, held in Humphrey every February.
  3. “Light up the Park”, at Market Square Park in November.
  4. Get out your hiking boots and discover the Rugged Fitness Trail.
  5. Take the kids sledding at Kinsman Park.
  6. Finish your Holiday shopping at the Annual One of a Kind Christmas Artisan Show each November.
  7. Enjoy public skating at the Bobby Orr Community Centre (BOCC) or Humphrey Arena.
  8. Watch the CP Holiday train cross over the Trestle Bridge on November 29th.
  9. Ice fish the Big Sound for Lake Trout.
  10. Attend Art Classes & Wine Glasses at the Charles W Stockey Centre.
  11. Rent snowshoes and discover the trails at Georgian Nordic.
  12. Discover winter at Snowfest, in February on Parry Sound Harbour.
  13. Go back in time with and visit the Parry Sound Museum to see the history of the area.
  14. Take a quick hike up the look-out tower on Tower Hill for scenic views of spectacular Georgian Bay.
  15. Enjoy an event, concert, play, or the art and culture at the Charles W. Stockey Centre.
  16. Visit the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame.
  17. Have a winter bonfire and roast marshmallows and have hot cocoa.
  18. Enjoy a stroll and explore the Town docks.
  19. Take a boat tour on the Island Queen to explore the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay. An unforgettable experience!
  20. Grab some friends and go bowling at Georgian Lanes.
  21. Visit the Saturday waterfront market, every Saturday during July and August.
  22. Rent a canoe or kayak from Ontario Sea Kayak and discover Georgian Bay.
  23. Enjoy a movie night at the Twin Strand Theatre in Parry Sound.
  24. Get fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, or desserts at Market Square Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays.
  25. Stop by one of the book stores in Downtown Parry Sound; Parry Sound Books, or Barely Used Books.
  26. Partake in “TacoFest” at Glen Burney Lodge in July.
  27. Spend the day golfing at Seguin Valley, Deer Run or Parry Sound Golf and Country Club.
  28. Enjoy a sunset sightseeing tour with Georgian Bay Airways.
  29. Go to Market Square Park for Art in the Park from July 14th-16th.
  30. Have a beach day at the Waubuno Beach.
  31. Visit one of the area Provincial Parks (Grundy Lake, Sturgeon Bay, Six Mile Lake, Killarney, Killbear, Oastler, or Massasauga).
  32. Rent a bike from Parry Sound Bikes.
  33. Walk down the Algonquin Rotary Fitness Trail for waterfront views.
  34. Go boating on beautiful Georgian Bay.
  35. Stroll through downtown and enjoy unique boutiques and shop local.
  36. Explore ghost town Depot Harbor on Parry Island.
  37. Explore the shipwrecks of Georgian Bay on a dive tour with Divers’ Nook.
  38. Find an antique to remember at Harris’ Furniture and Antiques.
  39. Get out on the water on for some quality fishing with Parry Sound Fishing Charters.
  40. Create a masterpiece at Northwinds Pottery.
  41. Craft Beer tasting at Norse Brewery, north of Parry Sound.
  42. Visit the G’zaagin First Nation Art gallery.
  43. Experience an ATV adventure with Bear Claw Tours.
  44. Stop by one of Parry Sound flowers shops, Obdam’s Flowers, Pardon My Garden  or Little Garden’s.
  45. Jump of the rocks at Hole in the Wall
  46. Experience a taste of Italy at Maurizio’s Pizzeria.
  47. Watch or participate in the RACH baseball tournament.
  48. Go hiking or mountain biking at Georgian Bay Nordic Ski and Canoe Club.
  49. Book a dinner cruise on the M.V. Chippewa to see Georgian Bay’s beautiful sunset.
  50. Enjoy fine dining at the Log Cabin Inn.
  51. Explore Humphrey Nature Trails.
  52. Hike or bike the Rose Point Recreational Trail.
  53. Tour the Town on two wheels with Parry Sound Bikes.
  54. Enjoy lakeside lunch at Grand Tappattoo Resort.
  55. Attend the Trysport Parry Sound “Swim Run Challenge and Open Water Swim” in July.
  56. Buy a gift for someone you love at Beverlys.
  57. Take a guided sea kayaking tour with Ontario Sea Kayak Centre.
  58. Enjoy local fish, salads & desserts at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Restaurant and Marina.
  59. Rejuvenate with a relaxing massage or beauty treatment at Perfectly Pampered Day Spa.
  60. Participate in a local Yoga class or Tai Chi.
  61. Have dinner at Parry Sound’s local brewery Trestle Brewing Company – open year round.
  62. Celebrate your wedding or re-new your vows on our beautiful waterfront community.
  63. Join us in October for the Georgian Bay Biosphere annual Brew Ha-Ha.
  64. Toss in a fishing line from a public dock.
  65. Purchase locally made wood work.
  66. Enjoy a delicious ice cream cone from Georgian Bay Airways as you stroll down the Town Dock.
  67. Check out one of our 4 waterfront restaurants for delicious menus.
  68. Visit the many art galleries for locally created products.
  69. Watch the seaplanes land and take off in Parry Sound Harbour.
  70. Stop by Somewhere In Time Candy & Gift store to feel like a kid again.
  71. Go camping at the Wasauksing Marina and Campground.
  72. Go back in time with the Tuesday night Cruzer’s antique car show, every Tuesday in the Island Queen parking lot from June to September.
  73. Enjoy tasty treats from Orrville Bakery Barista.
  74. Shoot some hoops or play tennis at the BOCC outdoor courts.
  75. Learn to sail with Sail Parry Sound.
  76. Stop by and experience a local Pow Wow. Wasauksing Pow Wow is July 29th – 30th.
  77. Take a sewing class at the Parry Sound Sewing Centre.
  78. Jump aboard the “Islander” zodiac boat for an exciting Georgian Bay Adventure.
  79. Try the famous french fries of Parry Sound at The Kart.
  80. Rent a movie at Videoflicks.
  81. Grab a cup of coffee at the Country Gourmet Cafe.
  82. Go swimming in the freshwater of Georgian Bay.
  83. Treat yourself to a relaxing day at one of the beauty salon’s in Parry Sound.
  84. Have a picnic at the Town Docks or Tower Hill.
  85. Enjoy a plate of fish and chips at Seguin Fish & Chips.
  86. Take a speed painting class with Jessica Vergeer.
  87. Purchase handmade Native crafts from the Wolf Den.
  88. Take your kayak or canoe out for a paddle at Waubano Beach.
  89. Drive the family out to Whatta Pizza for a delicious slice of homemade pizza.
  90. Eat dinner at Swiss Chalet and a scoop of ice-cream at Kawartha Dairy for dessert.
  91. Bring your dogs to one of the local dog parks.
  92. Be at peace with your mind and body during a yoga class at the Harmony Outdoor Inn.
  93. Attend the Parry Sound Girlfriend’s weekend, always in November.
  94. Enjoy movie night every Monday in Rosseau at the Rosseau Field House.
  95. Attend the annual Fly In Drive In at the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport on September 9th.
  96. Try an authentic jerk lunch or dinner at Fort Knox Island Grill – open year round.
  97. Attend the weekly Rosseau Farmer’s Market every Friday throughout July and August.
  98. Plan a glamping adventure at Outdoor Harmony Inn.
  99. Head to Killbear Provincial Park to hike Twin Points Trail and visit amazing places.
  100. Explore The Balsam Wilderness Trail in McKellar.
  101. Go back in time at the the Humphrey School House Museum.
  102. If you use social media during your stay don’t forget to #exploreparrysound.

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