About Parry Sound
The eastern coast of Georgian Bay where Parry Sound is located is known as the "30,000 Islands' ' and is considered the world's largest freshwater archipelago, offering some of the best boating in the world. The Town of Parry Sound prides itself on providing a variety of first rate amenities - from trails to facilities, and everything in between!
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Two hours north of Toronto, the beautiful town of Parry Sound sits on the shores of Georgian Bay, itself on the eastern side of Lake Huron. Parry Sound is also an hour’s drive north of Gravenhurst, “The Gateway to Muskoka”, and other communities in the immediate area include Nobel, Waubamik, and Parry Island.
Parry Sound is 30 minutes north of Muskoka and part of Ontario’s popular “Cottage Country” enjoyed by visitors and residents for generations. Parry Sound is known for its location within the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay and its unrivaled access to the Great Lakes beyond with the world’s deepest freshwater port.
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Parry Sound Real Estate
As a popular holiday destination in Ontario’s Cottage Country, the real estate market in Parry Sound is complete with a range of comfortable, country-appropriate homes for sale.
At the rugged end of the market are the many A-frame, gambrel, and shed-roofed cabins and cottages which line the lakes and forests of this region. Always quaint and comfortable, these homes make the perfect getaway for vacationers at any time of year, and a potential source of income for the rest.
Actually, there was one step further along the “rugged” scale, and that would be the ample opportunities for owning undeveloped land in the area. Snag your own piece of the dream around Parry Sound, whether it be a section of untamed coastline, or a private forest. For the particularly ambitious, there are also a few private islands up for sale, perfect if you’re looking for the ultimate off-grid getaway or recreation spot.
If you prefer your comforts ready made, Parry Sound real estate also has a good selection of detached homes. Many of these are large, traditional farmhouse homes, with wide front-facing decks, peaked gables, vinyl siding, and ample basement or attic space.
In these stately homes you can expect to find large decks, hardwood floors, and tall ceilings.
There are also more contemporary homes for sale in Parry Sound, including innovative prefab cottages and tiny homes with integrated solar and compost toilets. These will come with the latest modern comforts, including energy efficient fittings and large windows for taking in as much light as possible.
In all, Parry Sound has the perfect selection of homes for sale if you’re looking to make the move or find your own holiday destination in this beautiful part of the world.
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Parry Sound Attractions & Amenities
Parry Sound is really a coastal beach town, situated on the rocky shores of a vast freshwater ocean. As such, the town is known for its water-related activities (as well as the gorgeous views).
Boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing are all popular activities during the warmer months. Special activities include an annual dragonboat race or attending the local prestigious sailing school, Sail Parry Sound. For the more terrestrially inclined, there is an annual ATV Jamboree, many guided ATV tours and trails, and a number of golf courses to enjoy, as well as Waubuno Beach.
When the water freezes over, there’s ice skating, hockey, and fishing. The winter landscape is perfect for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Parry Sound is known for being the birthplace of famous hockeyist Bobby Orr, and the town’s community centre and arena are named after him. Other prominent attractions within the town of Parry Sound itself are the waterfront trail and Tower Hill Lookout.
As for more natural attractions, the area around Parry Sound forms part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve covering 347,000 hectares. There’s also the Park-to-Park Trail connecting Killbear Park with the Algonquin Provincial Park.
The waters around Parry Sound were surveyed in the 19th century, and named by Captain Henry Bayfield after Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry.
Later, when a town was established in 1857, it took the name of that body of water. The town was eventually incorporated in 1887.
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