Listed as one of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s Amazing Places, the Fitness Trail is an experience in Parry Sound you can’t miss! The trail winds its way along the shoreline of Parry Sound and provides stunning views of Georgian Bay. There are two beaches along the way, playgrounds, and many picnic areas. The trail provides stunning views of Georgian Bay and many locations to watch the famous Georgian Bay sunsets.
The Waterfront Trail began life as a rail spur line for the CN and CP railroads. This spur line moved lumber, coal and later oil to the large tanks located around the inner harbour. The spur line was last used in 1984 and the oil tanks were demolished. The railway’s right of way was rehabilitated to make the current trail.
The combination of shoreline and trees offers good opportunities to observe a variety of birds including warblers, swallows, gulls and terns. Occasionally, bald eagles are sighted from the trail.