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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 15 Attractions in Peterborough
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Owner description: This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Peterborough
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Edinburgh, Scotland
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25 attraction reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place was amazing . A must see it is a vital part of our history . Peaceful trails . Great staff very informative have answers to all your questions . The petroglyphs are unbelievable ,take a moment and think about the people that have been here :) a carload 14 bucks very cheap entertainment u can do this and... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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