Parry Sound Cottage Rentals
Because the town is located just around two hours north of Toronto, Parry Sound - also known as the "Jewel" of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands - is a popular getaway for Torontonians. It's not only a visually stunning, serene place, but also rich in culture, heritage and the arts. Some hotspots include the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and, of course, the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame - which honours the town's hockey hero, the great Bobby Orr!
In the summer, lounging on the lake and enjoying waterfront activities is complemented by the great golfing at The Ridge at Manitou, the Deer Run Golf Course and the Parry Sound Golf & Country Club, as well as the Seguin Recreational Trail, Chippewa Boat Cruise and Island Queen Cruise, helicopter adventures, and more! In the winter, ice hockey and snowmobiling are the favoured recreational activities.
And then there are Parry Sound's fabulous festivals: the famous summer Festival of Sound (a famed classical music festival), the ATV Jamboree, the RBC Parry Sound Dragon Boat Festival (a Canada Day Celebration), Pointe au Baril Arts on the Bay, Art in the Park, Tugfest, and more!
Art lovers simply must check out the extraordinary Parry Sound Station Gallery, which celebrates both local and international artists.
I myself have a personal connection to the Parry Sound. I was a counselor at a sleepover camp in the area. I didn't have much to do with the lake other than strutting my stuff on the docks and sunbathing on the grassy hills with friends on our breaks. And, though I didn't swim much at the time, the lake was stunning, and the skies were magnificently starry at night, when the campers went to bed and counselors got to play!
Occasionally, we'd leave the camp grounds and go in to town. I remember enjoying the pub life, the adorable craft and souvenir shops, and, of course, my best friend's cottage - where we'd go boating, jet skiing, hot tubbing and canoeing on days off. The cottage country was quiet, as I recall it, and magnificent.
Rent a cottage in Parry Sound this summer and enjoy all the beauty, fun, and spirit the town and its many lakes have to offer! There are dozens regions to choose from - among them, the stunning Bell Lake, Duck Lake, Isabella Lake, Little Whitefish, Robert's Lake, and Sugar Lake, and the Almaguin area, which includes Ahmic Harbour, Ardbeg, Arnstein , Bear Lake, Burks Falls, Callader, Commanda, Dunchurch, Emsdale, Golden Valley, Katrine, Kearney, Loring, McMurrich Monteith, Magnetawan, Novar, Perry, Port Loring, Powassan, Restoule, Ryerson, South River, Sprucedale, Strong, Sundridge, Trout Creek, Whitehall, Whitestone. All of these cottage country regions offer plenty of rental options.
You can start your Parry Sound cottage rental search here: http://www.cottagecountry.com/region/parrysound/