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Petroglyphs Provincial Park

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Address: 2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
Phone Number: 705-877-2552
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate...
This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago.
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Teaching Rocks

A great place to visit. Would like to return with my son some day. One of my favorite Provincial Parks. Too bad there is no camping but had found nearby camping that was not too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A great place to visit. Would like to return with my son some day. One of my favorite Provincial Parks. Too bad there is no camping but had found nearby camping that was not too far away. Very informative video presentation should be seen before viewing the site.

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Peterborough, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I did like it here, but sadly I seem to be one of the few that just didn't pick up on the special vibes. Totally fascinating to see such history. Do be warned to apply bug spray as the walk to the actual building is like a human feast for flies.

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Pembroke, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I visited Petroglyphs as part of the 2014 Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium which included an interpretive program by the chief naturalist for the Park. As an Anishinaabekwe, I felt very grounded, privileged to be there. It is a shame that the Petroglyphs must be protected and encased in a massive structure, but it is nature of the time we live... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went for a beautiful snowshoe walk through the Petroglyphs park last weekend. Our group was made up of 3 couples and we met 2 other groups on our travels. Trails were marked fairly well and there had been someone through prior to us, maybe a couple of days before. We lucked out on the weather; sun was shinning and the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I'd wanted to see what this site was all about the last several times we drove past the signs for it on the way to my boyfriend's cottage. He'd been driving that road for 30 years and somehow never noticed or been! So for my anniversary, we made a point to stop. The site is really impressive - the visitor's... More 

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I found the atmosphere of the grounds to be teaming with spirits and healing energy. The enclosed petroglyphs brought stories to my awareness. Sitting by the glacier-formed lakes was also magical.

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Peterborough, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have enjoyed the Petroglyphs before it was a park and protected with a group of Boy Scout Leaders on a hike. We could feel the indentations in the rock while we enjoyed a picnic. Great to see it is protected now. We take visitors to our area to view it and also enjoy a picnic along the many trails.

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I went in feeling like - Really...... what are we about to waste money on. The whole time there - I felt like someone was there with me.... it was oddly magical and mysterious. As long as you can open your mind and feel what the writings along the routes describe to you - it really is a magical mystery... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a fascinating place to get a better understanding of Canadian history, it tells the story of the indigenous people from about 1000 years ago, it has lots of trails and the carvings in the enclosed visitor centre are remarkable, the staff are very welcoming and are happy to explain things to you if you get a bit confused... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Want to learn about Canada before the coming of the Europeans then wander over to this park. It will give you a better understanding of the way life used to be before the white man arrived here in Canada. The drawings created tell a story of life and religion in the area. The craving were created sometime between 900 AD... More 

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