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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  • The park was closed for the season (opens May 11 ) so I parked the car outside the gate and walked in . It was like I had left a busy , noisy world behind and stepped into another world; peace and tra...  more »
  • From what we had previously read it sounded like we could walk through the park and see petroglyphs along the paths, but this was not the case. The petroglyphs are preserved in an enclosed buildi g to...  more »
  • 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 »
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