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Warsaw Caves

289 Caves Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3A0, Canada
(705) 652-3161
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails
Owner description: Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground has over 13 km of hiking trails, a sandy beach, camping, canoeing, and natural features, including caves... more » Owner description: Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground has over 13 km of hiking trails, a sandy beach, camping, canoeing, and natural features, including caves and kettles, carved from river water that used to cover the area. « less
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Kitchener, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I knew from the website that these caves are not ones you can just walk up to & into, but, once I realized these narrow holes in the ground were very dark, had jagged rocks in the bottom (we could see them with a flashlight we'd brought along), and with several spiders nearby - yeah, I just couldn't make myself... More

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Lakefield, On
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is run by the Otonabe River Conservation Authority and is open for camping in the summer. There are a number of great hiking trails and they are open all winter when you can snowshoe or cross country ski. There is a sand beach on the Indian River and as it is very shallow it is suitable for small children.

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Peterborough, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The caves were awesome. Mother Nature has left her mark on this area in a positive way. I personally am too old to climb down into the caves but those who did were loving them. We had a great hike up to the lookout.

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Peterbrorough
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a very nice park to visit with the family. There are moderate hiking trails, some small caves to explore, kettles to see (not the kind you make tea in) and a nice little beach. Lot's of great spots for a picnic. A very economical day of fun with something for the whole outdoors family.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Free entry...many different caves...wear old clothes...some caves are narrow and strenous...picnic spots...swimable river...bring a flashlight and sturdy shoes.

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Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Fun in the caves for all ages. Different levels of caves for all ages. Well marked, just watch your feet on the rocks and bring a flashlight

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toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

wear appropriate clothing long sleeve jeans and shoes that grip.be prepared to get dirty crawl around on your hands and knees and bring a flashlight preferably a headlamp ( they do sell them there as well if you forget ) this place offers everything . camping hiking canoeing there is a beach and picnic area covered trails for hiking or... More

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a hidden gem for active people that like caves! There are several underground caves, many connecting so that you can enter one and come out another. Be warned that they are pitch black and very low and sprawling. You need to bring a headlamp and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! If you don't want to crawl around... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I absolutely loved the Warsaw Caves. Self-guided caving experience lasted around 2 hours through a series of 9 different caves. Lots of opportunities for exploring deep into the caverns. Bring a headlamp and be ready to get muddy! We were there on a weekday in August and had the caves to ourselves which made it seem more adventurous. After the... More

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is an excellent place to spend an afternoon, I went several times and each time I had an amazing time from viewing the caves to talking to other people who are doing the same it makes for a fun afternoon!

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