Located on the outer fringes of west Muskoka and encompassing a part of popular Lake Rosseau, the Township of Parry Sound is a stunningly beautiful all-season getaway that should be included on anyone’s list of luxury cottage real estate for sale.
Perfectly located for those wanting to enjoy boating on Georgian Bay yet still very much a part of Ontario’s cottage country, Parry Sound offers plenty of fun things to do for residents, cottagers, and day trippers alike. Heading the list of top attractions is the Island Queen cruise ship. This 500-passenger vessel is a great way to explore the region’s natural beauty, and provides a chance to enjoy spectacular views of its glacier-shaped granite islands, secluded sandy beaches, and forests.
Dubbed the ‘Gateway to Northern Ontario’, the boundaries of Parry Sound stretch from Killarney in the northwest all the way to Honey Harbour in the south, and the town is easily accessible along the 400 from Barrie and Toronto. The town itself is a popular shopping destination, and boasts great schools and public amenities.
While there’s plenty of cultural activities and shopping experiences to be enjoyed in town, those who like outdoor adventures are well catered to. Popular outdoor activities include hiking, and ATVing, with countless ATV trails crisscrossing the area. Parry Sound in fact has one of the province’s largest ATV clubs, and even has its own annual festival to add to the fun.
A big draw for the community is the excellent Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. Located steps away from the downtown core on the waterfront, this attractive modern building – it’s made of local wood and stone – is home to the Festival Performance Hall, a 480-seat theatre. It’s also where you’ll find the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame interactive hockey museum (Orr was born and raised here).
The big draw to the arts centre is The Festival of the Sound, a popular chamber music festival that attracts performers from across the globe. The complex also features a variety of year-round entertainment opportunities including local, national, and international talent, along with movie nights and community events.