Local Area Attractions
Information on our Local Area Attractions are listed below. We are proud to call this Tourism Region of Ontario- Explorer's Edge. Come see what this beautiful part of Ontario has to offer you as you plan your next road trip!. Details below:
Beaches and Waterfront
There are 2 beautiful sandy beaches within 5 minutes of the campground, including a free boat launch. Or, take a walk, ride or swim along the picturesque Georgian Bay Waterfront Fitness Trail.
Camping Cabins- 1 and 2-room
Our exclusive 1 and 2-room camping cabins make your camping experience a safe, simple and economical choice. Our "cozy' cabins are built from both pine and cedar logs equipped with small fridges + the standard features and are all situated close to our main washroom facilities. Planning a reunion and facing the possibility of some invitees that may not have a RV of their own? Reserving your next reunion at our KOA would solve that issue. We have cabins and sites that are all together so your group can camp close to each other for your planned get-together.
We pride ourselves for our craft corner. Displayed in a unique setting we offer crafted gifts, candles, shirts, jackets, and toys etc. that are sure to please for gift giving and also your pocket book.
Atmosphere and Location
Come experience our "Near North, Starry Nights!" featuring, a beautiful and picturesque setting. Experience true northern hospitality at its best and discover we are everything you would imagine a northern campground to be like, with all the amenities of home. And now getting here could not be easier, construction is complete! The new 4 lane highway has cut travel time down and we are now only 1 3/4 hours straight north of Toronto on Highway 400.
Sparkling clean washrooms, hot showers, laundry room, groceries, ice, bait, firewood, "Canadiana" craft boutique, season long event schedule, horseshoes, trampoline, 2 playgrounds, mini-golf, heated pool, canoe rentals, recreation hall, wagon rides, direct access to ATV, nature and mountain bike trails and 2 beautiful sandy beaches nearby. We also recycle here at the KOA...."take care....we owe it to one another"
Enjoy the following picturesque attractions while visiting the Parry Sound and Area "Georgian Bay Country"
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Georgian Bay, the small town of Parry Sound is a logical base for exploring the regions 30,000 Islands by boat or by one of the daily cruises. From the mid 1800s onwards, the lumber industry was the towns raison d'être until other industries, including tourism, took hold. Its history comes to life in the West Parry Sound Museum. The regions breathtaking vistas from vivid sunsets to rocky shorelines and the pink granite of the Canadian Shield have inspired countless artists, including Canadas famed Group of Seven. Every summer, the internationally acclaimed Festival of the Sound a celebration of fine music, from classical to jazz draws thousands of eager concertgoers. Plenty of interesting eateries, art galleries, bookstores and boutiques keep visitors and locals happily occupied. As well, the area sits on the 230-kilometre (143-mile) multi-use Park-to-Park/Seguin Trail which abuts the Parry Sound KOA Campground, offering outdoors enthusiasts a marvelous way to experience the beauty of Georgian Bay Country. Come experience for yourself what our unique area has to offer.
There are dozens of freshwater lakes within 10 minutes of the campground, including the world-renowned Georgian Bay. The various fish species include: small and large mouth bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Pickerel, & Perch to name only a few. We have canoe rentals here at the campground, but motor boats and equipment rentals are available at marinas nearby.
Friendliness and Cleanliness
From our immaculate washrooms, store and laundry to our pool area and sites; pride of ownership shines throughout. With customer service as our number one priority, together with our hands on approach, our "friendly smiles", and our personal touches, we tend to see the same guests time and time again. And due to our excellence in facilities, brand support and guest satisfaction we have again earned the prestigious Founder's Award, President's Award, and the Tourism Award.
The Park-to-Park Trail is truly a regional incentive. Connecting Killbear Provincial Park to Algonquin Provincial Park, this 230 km length of trail is a destination for all trail enthusiasts, such as hikers, walkers, cyclists, snowmobilers, horse back and ATV'ers. This project will ultimately produce a four-season multi-use trail system. The Seguin Recreational Trail is the main spine of the Park-to-Park Trail system and is accessed right from our property here at the KOA.
10 minutes to 30,000 Island Queen, Charles W. Stockey Centre/Bobby Orr Hockey Hall of Fame, West Parry Sound Health Centre, Georgian Bay waterfront/recreation trail and Waubano beach, Georgian Bay Airways, Bear Claw ATV tours, Museum on Tower Hill. For more information visit http://parrysound.com.
Bear Claw ATV Tours
Bear Claw ATV Tours offer a truly spectacular adventure on the Canadian Shield and what better way to experience it than by driving your very own All Terrain Vehicle. Enjoy a half day guided ATV tour while stepping back in time and travel trails and paths from the mid 1800's. See old homesteads hewn from the rugged Canadian wilderness. Discover long forgotten pioneer passages, secret lakes and mystic forests. This is a great opportunity for a chance sighting of one of our many black bears or maybe a moose crossing a cranberry bog. Can you come out to play with Bear Claw ATV Tours ?
Restaurants in Parry Sound and Area:
http://www.restaurantica.com/on/parry-sound/bay-street-cafe/23012834- Bay Street Café (in picture on the waterfront) Memories of Muskoka, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Harveys, Trappers Restaurant, Wellingtons Pub & Grill, McDonalds, a short walk thru our campground trails will take you directly to Tim Hortons & Licks Home Burgers & many more to choose from.
The region has fantastic golf courses for all levels of players, from amateur to expert. Deer Run Golf Club-18 hole course includes a driving range and is well priced http://deerrunparrysound.com The newest course is located within 10 minutes of our KOA called Seguin Valley Golf and Country Club http://www.seguinvalley.com- Its 2000-acre property boasts an 18-hole public course; "We treat our customers like a member for the day." Others include Delta Rocky Crest Golf Links, & Parry Sound Golf and Country Club.
http://psdba.ca Parry Sound Downtown Shopping only 10 minutes to groceries at No Frills, Home Hardware, Wal-Mart Superstore, Hart Department Store, Jay Set clothing outlet with quality high end brands names, Northern Reflections, Marks Work Wear House, , Harveys, Pet Value, Sobeys, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Rona, M & M Meats, Shoppers Drug Mart open till midnight & many more great stores.
http://gbbr.caIn 2004, the eastern coast of Georgian Bay was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, a United Nations Agency. This special area contains the largest archipelago (group of more than 30,000 islands) in the Great Lakes and is unique throughout the world. The shoreline ecosystem has been identified as a globally important natural area for all to enjoy. In Canada, Georgian Bay is one of 13 Biosphere reserves and one of 482 in the world. This worldwide designation celebrates our local priorities and achievements, the value we place in our natural, historic and cultural resources, as well as our commitment to conserve and foster these resources for future generations. Come see for yourself, we'd love to have you!https://www.facebook.com/GBayBiosphere?sk=photos
Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary
Injured animals are nursed back to health with the intentions of being re-released back to the wild. This is a not-for-profit organization where kindhearted humans spend countless hours mending furry critters. It is open to the public on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm. Cash donations, pet food, old blankets, sheets and towels are accepted in lieu of an entrance fee. http://aspenvalleywildlifesanctuary.com
The Charles W. Stockey Centre and Bobby Orr Hall of Fame
http://stockeycentre.comMusic, comedy, drama, and variety on the stage of the magnificent new Performing Arts Centre overlooking Georgian Bay and Parry Sound's multi-use shoreline trail. AND/OR Take your best shot at the Bobby Orr Hall of fame.learn the history, play the games and shoot on NHL goalies. Enjoy this new state of the art centre year-round. www.bobbyorrhalloffame.com
The Museum on Tower Hill
http://wpsdm.comAt the Museum there are permanent displays and a seasonal calendar of exhibits on Tower Hill in Parry Sound. Climb the 96 foot observation tower for a spectacular view of Georgian Bay Country. Enjoy many children's and adult activities and events throughout the season. Admission to museum $2, Lookout tower climb is free.
Georgian Bay Airways
http://georgianbayairways.comSee the 30,000 Islands by floatplane ! Grab your camera and climb aboard for a bird's eye view and sightseeing tour of Parry Sound's Georgian Bay region. Work up your appetite while enjoying a "Fly & Dine" experience to the World Famous Henry's Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island in Sans Souci. Or simply enjoy Keith and Nicole's full charter service where they will come to any body of water to pick you up or drop you off. Try a Fly-In Fishing day trip. Get Flying!
Visit Santa's summer house where kids are elves for the day! See Santa's farm and feed his reindeer, ride the candy cane Express train, meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Located in Bracebridge a scenic drive 30 miles southeast of our campground, approximately 45 minutes from here http://santasvillage.ca
We have a unique Canadianna Boutique here on the premises that is sure to please. Other shopping would include farmers' markets to gallery gift shops to brand name mall stores. Seasonal art tours offer the rare opportunity for shoppers to visit artists and artisans in their own workshops and to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces.