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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Little known historic attraction relating to the First Nations of Canada. Well worth the visit if you like tribal history and the likes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Bury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Little known historic attraction relating to the First Nations of Canada. Well worth the visit if you like tribal history and the likes.

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Peterborough, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took two of our grandkids (4 1/2 and 7) here for the first time along with one of our sons and we all really enjoyed it. The staff person who greeted us was very professional and helpful and pointed out things the children would find interesting. They found looking for the symbols great fun. I especially like the beautiful... More 

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Ontario
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is such an amazing place, with an extensive display of glyphs. A must see. The walk to the actual site is beautiful in itself, the museum fantastic, and the staff absolutely awesome.

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Peterborough, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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74 helpful votes 74 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 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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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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Additional Information about Petroglyphs Provincial Park

Address: Address: 2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
Phone Number: 705-877-2552
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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