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Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Peterborough

(4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Peterborough holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Petroglyphs Provincial Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is a wonderful place to hike in all seasons with several trails of different lengths. Do go into the Visitors Centre with the largest known collection of aboriginal rock carvings.( not open in th...  more »
  • This is hands down the best first nations co-managed park i've ever been to, seen or heard of. The visitor center absolutely nails the teachings as well the importance of oral traditions and water to ...  more »
  • it was an educational experience as well as a great outing into the woods. The whole place is well protected and easy access 
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  • A culturally significant site that all should visit. Fabulous staff. Beautiful buildings to protect the Petroglyph s and to share knowledge about the First Nation / Anishnaabe culture. Important 20 minute movie is a must to set the context for the display. No camping. Walking trails.
  • I have a cottage near here and go here occasionally on hikes. Wonderful hiking trails and learning centre. If you're lucky, you can find a five-lined skink.
  • Great park with lot's of trails. Some areas are restricted to dogs so be aware when bringing your furry friend.
  • Very nice and peaceful place. Hope to return and do some hiking in there future.
  • This place is incredibly educational and really neat.