Insider’s Guide to Parry Sound’s Best Hidden Gems
From provincial parks to boat tours, these are the best of the best when it comes to Parry Sound.
The town of Parry Sound is one of those places that you can’t believe isn’t just magic — it’s really that wonderful. Nestled on the shores of the beautiful Georgian Bay, Parry Sound is an idyllic area of beach, trails and mountains among a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve itself — and is just a tiny piece of an even more beautiful region.
From the Bay to the shores to the trails, adventure awaits around every single corner in Parry Sound — and we have you covered for days of exploration with our Insider’s Guide to Parry Sound’s Best Hidden Gems. Whether you’re looking to hop on a bike, head out on a fishing expedition or visit some local spots, bookmark this blog for Parry Sound inspiration whenever you need it.
Killbear Provincial Park: Parry Sound is nearby several provincial parks, all of which are worth a visit — but we have a special love for Killbear Provincial Park. The rocky shorelines meet beautiful beaches and incredible views, making it some of the best of the best when it comes to hiking, biking and swimming. Plus, the sunsets you’ll see there? Insane.
Boat tour to explore 30,000 Islands: Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands are famous — and for good reason. As the biggest group of freshwater islands anywhere in the world, the area of the 30,000 Islands will show you some of the most truly beautiful naturescapes and views that you could ever find. The best way to see them is on a boat cruise in our book, sograb a ticket and enjoy!
Enjoy the best fishing spots: The fishing waiting for pro and hobby anglers alike in Parry Sound is some of the best you’ll find in Ontario. We’re all about the idea of fishing wherever you can, but we have a particular penchant for the fish you can find in Ahmic Lake and Six Mile Lake. You can also find great catches at the famous Hole in the Wall, too.
Kayak the Georgian Bay inlets:Whether it’s the way the sun dapples across the water or the way the air feels on your neck, kayaking in the Georgian Bay inlets is one of the most picturesque, relaxing things that you can do in Parry Sound. Ready to go? You can grab tickets from places like White Squall, Ontario Sea Kayak Centre or even Wilderness Adventures if you’re looking for a guided, inclusive experience.
Visit the markets: One of the most special things about the town of Parry Sound is the sense of community you’ll feel at every step, which is just one reason we love the market area in the Sound so much. From fish to summer goods to fresh fruits and vegetables, there is no shortage of great markets to walk around on any given weekend.Find out hours and details here.
Tee off (the golfing is great!): The way we see it, there’s nothing quite as great as experiencing beautiful views from a golf course… right? Luckily, Parry Sound is full of some next-level wonderful golf courses for newbies to pros alike. You can find our guide to Parry Sound’sbest golf courses here, and we’d definitely recommend checking out the holes at The Ridge on Manitou and at Deer Run.
Local businesses galore: Parry Sound is a great town because of the people — and the businesses — that make the town a home, and each and every one of them are magical gems worth a visit. While you’re in town, make a stop atBoston Pizza for dinner, a trip toBearly Used Books for your next read and a visit toParry Sound Bikes for a bike rental that can take you on your own scenic visit.
Regardless of your stops in Parry Sound, you can trust that you’ll be finding something great. And, if you love the area so much you never want to leave,give us a call — at Gilbert + Burke, we’re expert luxury custom home builders, and we love calling Parry Sound home.