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Petroglyphs Provincial Park, Peterborough
(4.3/5 based on 120+ 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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  • The information about the Petroglyphs and the local flora and fauna was presented beautifully in the Visitor Centre. I do feel the handouts at the actual site could be a bit better, the photocopies we...  more »
  • Made it on the last day before closing for the year. staff were super attentive, made sure any questions we had got answered. took the 5.5kn hike to Minnow lake and it was amazing. great trail, beauti...  more »
  • The Petroglyphs are a fine example of Native history in Canada. The site is rather moving, a very spiritual place and is its very very old. Dates from 900-1100 A.D. They are now protected by a buildin...  more »
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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.