The Parry Sound district has a myriad of lakes and alternative cottage and recreational real estate options for buyers. Surrounding the Town of Parry Sound are hundreds of inland lakes that enjoy the typical Canadian shield topography, rich hardwood forests and an abundance of wildlife. The inland lakes offer water access and drive-to seasonal and year round options for cottaging. Each lake possess its own unique physical characteristics which lends itself in different ways to enjoy water sports and outdoor activities, including recreational fishing and hunting. For more information about buying on the inland lakes, visit Our Blog.
The Township of the Archipelago
The Township of the Archipelago is approximately 85,000 hectares with access to a multitude of bays, rivers, lakes, water channels, and a substantial part of the famous Thirty Thousand Islands. The Township includes the islands and shoreline of Georgian Bay southwest of the town of Parry Sound, from Twelve Mile Bay to Parry Island and up the South Channel almost to Parry Sound, and includes a number of principal inland lakes including Blackstone Lake, Crane Lake, Healey Lake and Kapikog Lake. The township is also home to the sought after and exclusive islands of Sans Souci and Copperhead area. This amazing community is ideal for those wishing to engage in all aspects of a the cottage country lifestyle, with a dash of additional adventure!
Carling township primarily runs along the shoreline of Georgian Bay north of Parry Sound and is growing in popularity for both seasonal and year round residents. Located on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay, those who love water sports, including boating and sailing the waters of the Bay will love the access to “the big water”, while on shore you will find great golfing, spas, resorts, marinas, artisan and local shops, and a number of great restaurants. As well, Carling township is home to wonderful parks, including one of Ontario’s largest and well known parks, popular Killbear Park. This township is also on the winter snowmobile trail system and the area is also ideal for those who love more passive winter recreational activities such as snow shoeing and cross country skiing. This is an all round terrific community for those wishing to enjoy all aspects of the cottage country lifestyle.
The Municipality of Magnetawan
The Municipality of Magnetawan is a rural community located North East of the Town of Parry Sound, between the communities of McDougall and Sundridge. This community is home to the Magnetawan River and numerous lakes and streams. With over 40 miles of lakes and rivers to navigate, with Ahmic Lake and Cecebe Lake being the largest of five lakes connected by the river, this community enjoys numerous options for cottage country living. With both year round and seasonal residents, people can enjoy all types of water sports, including fishing, boating and swimming at your own private beach or one of the local community beaches. The community is located on the Trans Canada Trail, creating great options for non-motorized sports such as mountain biking, hiking and snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter. As well, the area is connected to approximately 150 km of OFSC snowmobile trails. A great community that offers the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of the cottage country lifestyle on the inland lakes and river systems.
Municipality of McDougall
The Municipality of McDougall is located just minutes north of Parry Sound and is mostly a rural community consisting of both permanent and seasonal residents. This community consists of properties located on Georgian Bay, the inland lakes and the river systems, creating every opportunity for residents to engage in outdoor recreational activities year round. The largest community centre in this municipality is Nobel, although Parry Sound is just minutes away. This community offers the opportunity to explore all aspects of the cottage country lifestyle, whether your choice be Georgian Bay or one of the inland lakes or river systems.
Township of McKellar
The Township of McKellar is located 25 km east of the Town of Parry Sound on Hwy#124. This community is a rural recreational community with over 15 lakes and a number of rivers, hosting many lovely Bed & Breakfasts, marinas, fish camps, and restaurants. If you enjoy golf, the award winning Ridge at the Manitou Golf Club is located in the area, and there are many opportunities to enjoy outdoor trails for hiking, ATV’s, mountain biking in the summer and snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing and OFSC snowmobile trails in the winter months. This community truly has it all when it comes to enjoying the cottage country lifestyle to its fullest.
Seguin Township is vibrant, growing community located south east of the Town of Parry Sound. This community includes the Village of Rosseau and is known for it’s pristine, open, natural environment. Consisting of approximately 700 sq. km, this community is home to 186 lakes, including the north shores of Lake Joseph and Lake Rousseau. There are seasonal and permanent residents in this township and they are passionate about their unique natural heritage which includes water quality and shoreline character based on the “environment first” principle (http://www.seguin.ca/en/live/environment.asp). This wonderful community also enjoys the local Parry Sound District airport, and a number of parks, beaches, marinas, restaurants, shops, two golf courses. There are a number of large lakes in this township including Big Whitefish Lake, Little Whitefish and Clear Lakes which are all connected making them ideal for those who enjoy extensive options for boating and fishing. This is a wonderful community to enjoy all aspects of cottage country living on the inland lakes in the district.
The Town of Parry Sound
Located on the shores of spectacular Georgian Bay, within the world renowned 30,000 Islands, the Town of Parry Sound is approximately 2 hours north of Toronto by road, or 45 minutes by air. Located approximately half way between Toronto and Sudbury, it is the commercial hub of the district and is accessed by either the newly constructed, four lane 400 highway or the local Parry Sound District Municipal Airport. The town is home to 18,000 permanent residents and 60,000 seasonal residents and is rich in heritage, culture and arts. The Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame create many opportunities to engage in the rich culture of the area. The West Parry Sound Health Centre is the district hospital for the region and provides a full range of in-patient and out-patient services through an innovated approach which integrates hospital and community services associated with this 90-bed acute care hospital. Within the town, one can find all of the amenities needed to meet your cottage country lifestyle needs; a number of larger stores such as the Home Depot, Shoppers Drug Mart, Wallmart , LCBO and Sobeys are available, along with quaint local shops situated in the downtown core and along the waterfront. And of course, there are plenty of great restaurants in and around town, animal care services and great markets. The Town of Parry Sound is a lovely community where permanent and seasonal residents can enjoy a wonderful lifestyle in cottage country, and still have the assurance that they are close to the required amenities and medical facilities.
Municipality of Whitestone
The Municipality of Whitestone is located approximately 1/2 hour northeast of the Town of Parry Sound. This community is a rural community which enjoys many recreational options for seasonal and full time residents. The community has a large number of rivers and inland lakes of all sizes, including Whitestone Lake. There are many opportunities to enjoy various types of cottage country lifestyles, including swimming, boating, canoeing and ice fishing in the winter. Locally, there are parks and beaches, snowmobile, ATV, hiking, and mountain bike trails. There also opportunities to engage in local heritage and horticultural societies, lake associations, and snowmobile and other clubs. This is a wonderful rural community where you can find a myriad of different cottage lifestyle experiences!