Take a Hike in Parry Sound Ontario

By: Leaftech

Located in the heart of Ontario cottage country, Parry Sound is the ideal getaway for anyone who is in love with the outdoors. Hiking is among the more popular recreational opportunities that people in the area undertake; the surrounding hills and forests as well as the beaches of Lake Huron offer some incredibly diverse vistas as well as challenges for hikers at all levels. Let's take a quick look at some of the opportunities you will find for hiking in Parry Sound.

Park to Park Trail System. An exciting new project put together by the Park to Park Trail Association, the system will link trails in the Parry Sound, Muskoka, and Haliburton regions. This system will offer a little bit of everything, from brisk three kilometer jaunts to hikes that will take days to complete; only one section is currently completed, and that is the 74 kilometre section of the Seguin Trail.

Rose Point Trail. This six-kilometre trek is no problem for most hikers. It is located in the Seguin township area and is an important link in the Park to Park system, as it joins Killbear to Algonquin Provincial Park and its many trails. It is a great hike for those who love to trek along a river; the green waters of the Boyne run along the length of the trail, right to the waters of Georgian Bay. Wildlife viewing enthusiasts always have a chance at seeing deer, bear, or moose, and one of the ponds on the trail is actually home to an endangered species of minnow.

Parry Sound Fitness Trail. It sounds like it might be a bit of a challenge, but the Parry Sound Fitness Trail is not very technical and can be hiked safely by even beginner hikers. The Fitness Trail runs along the shores of Georgian Bay, all the way along Parry Sound Harbour. It's 6 and a half kilometres of flat land hiking, with a rewarding view the entire way. The perfect way to start and keep up a fitness routine!

Seguin Trail Orrville. The Seguin Trail is actually a huge trail, spanning over 200 kilometres and covering various terrains. Fortunately for anyone who wants to take a look at what this magnificent trail has to offer, there are several entry points onto the trail along the way. The Orrville entry point is one of the most popular, with plenty of parking available at the Community Hall and a 13-kilometre hike in to the spectacular Seguin Falls. The terrain does tend to rise; so only those in reasonably good physical shape should take this trail.

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