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Petroglyphs Provincial Park

2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
705-877-2552
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Peterborough
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago.
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Toronto
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Interesting park...liked the trails...the petroglyphs were interesting and fun to look at...liked this spot...should see this once you will not be disappointed....try to go after buggy season though that's why we went in August...no bugs:-)

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited in August. It is an easy day trip from Toronto. Once you enter the park you drive along the narrow road to the visitors center. There you can pay for your tickets and visit the museum which has some really educational displays and a short documentary movie. The glyphs themselves are housed in a building which is a... More

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Nestleton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

visited the park in July 2014. The deer fly were bad - remember your bug spray (and sunscreen if sunny day). Nice drive into the visitor centre and short hike from the parking lot (2 - 3 minutes). Provincial park fee per car was $14.00. Another 5-7 minute hike to the Petroglyphs building showcasing the Petroglyphs. Friendly staff at the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited this park in June. If we had known the the daily park permit could be used at the other surrounding parks, we would have planned accordingly and visited more than one park that day. It did not take us as long as we thought it was to see the site and also visit Mcginnis Lake. There is a... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

...mosquito spray! We went on a muggy June day, & were nipped at voraciously, as this spot is back in some bush. You do have a short walk from the parking area to the Visitor Centre, and then again over to the enclosed petroglyph site. However, the forest around the site is part of the experience, and makes it feel... More

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Barry's Bay, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Petroglyphs Provincial Park is a very interesting and historic area. Inside the park is a giant 'housed' rock, covered with ancient Aboriginal carvings; it is beautifully preserved and quite stunning considering it is in the region of 1800 years old. The park itself has several hikes through woodland, along boardwalks and around lakes and they are all 'do-able' as long... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Liked viewing the historic petroglyphs, hiking, and the sites of the park. Wonderful place to spend a day.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Not too busy. Carvings are really clear and varied. Key historical spot. One of largest gatherings in Canada!

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Peterborough, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been visiting the Petroglyphs for years - before the building was erected. On Wednesday evenings during the summer they have a night viewing where they shine lights on the carvings. You really can see the depth and details better this way. Driving through the park at dusk you will see a lot of deer. A great family outing.

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Milford, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Visited 2011 after years intending to do so. As a man of faith, touched by the spirituality of this place. Very much enjoyed a long conversation with the Mohawk guide/interpreter on site. Start with the Visitor's centre and enter the soul of this place. Don't rush. The more open you are, the more you will be touched. A bit of... More

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