Parry Sound

Parry Sound is located on the eastern shore of the sound, on Georgian Bay, after which it is named. Parry Sound is located 160 km (99 mi) south of Sudbury and 225 km (140 mi) north of Toronto. It is the seat of Parry Sound District, a popular cottage country region for Southern Ontario residents. It also has the world’s deepest natural freshwater port.

There are several provincial parks in the Parry Sound area, including Oastler Lake, The Massasauga and Killbear, as well as numerous provincial conservation reserves. A 230-kilometre recreational trail, the Park-to-Park Trail, connects Killbear with Algonquin Provincial Park in two locations, to the south at Dwight, and farther north, east of Kearney.

There are several golf courses located in and near Parry Sound, including the Parry Sound Golf and Country Club the Seguin Valley Golf and Country Club, Deer Run Golf Course and the Rocky Crest Golf Club.[11] Ice hockey, fishing and softball are also popular recreational sports in the area.

The Parry Sound coastline is home to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, one of only 13 UNESCO sites in Canada. 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. It covers 347,000 hectares of shoreline ecosystem, and over 100 species of animals and plants that are at risk in Canada and Ontario, including unique reptiles and amphibians.

Source: Wikipedia, June 2017

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