Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Peterborough

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See more than 1,000 rock carvings done between 500 and 1,000 years ago at Petroglyphs Provincial Park. The park preserves the largest known concentration of carvings in Canada and images depict primitive drawings of creatures including snakes, turtles, birds, and humans. Sightseers also love the aqua-green meromictic McGinnis Lake, an unusual body of water with layers of color that don’t intermix; most people like to capture this on film. Watch for the chance to see Ontario’s only native lizard, the five-lined skink, here as well. Plan trip to Peterborough with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Petroglyphs Provincial Park is a historical-class provincial park (1,643 hectares) northeast of Peterborough in Woodview. The park has the largest collection of ancient First Nations petroglyphs (rock...  more »
  • Great place for nature walk or picnic. Lots of wildlife and water areas including water falls if you want to walk a fair distance. Great for family outings. Petroglyphs are interesting and nicely pres...  more »
  • My husband and I went to Petroglyphs Provincial Park on our vacation to the Kawartha Lakes Region. We almost missed the quiet white sign at the side of the road! The Learning Place is a very nice info...  more »
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