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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  • After a transition by a few km of road in the forest guard we welcome in the visitor center and offers several programs. 1: discovery of this indigenous civilization. It's a very good 'sas' before the visit to the hall of the petroglyphs. The Guard will be very happy to give explanations. Then small hike 7km with observation of a barred OWL. Back in our world after 5 hours in a parallel universe :-)
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  • Watch the movie The Teaching Rocks to understand the extreme significance of the area to the First Nations people. The carving as it was explained used to be as deep as three inches which is the depth...  more »
  • The rock with the native American drawings and engravings is located in a provincial park. The associated visitor center provides information about the background
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