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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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The original settlers

This a must see if you are in the area.Words can not describe what you see.It takes you back to long ago forgotten times..Yes there were people here that new how to survive.Mark... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This a must see if you are in the area.Words can not describe what you see.It takes you back to long ago forgotten times..Yes there were people here that new how to survive.Mark it on your calendar

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Traveled here for an afternoon trip from Upper Stoney Lake. About a 10 minute drive. Costs for visiting is $15.00 per car. The Pertroglyphs itself are really amazing sight to see. There's so much Canadian history carved into a stone. The park offers a bunch of hiking trails. They are maintained averagely. The minion lake trail could use a new... More 

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Carling Township RR 1 Nobel ON CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had no idea that this was such a sacred place. We were fascinated by what we learned and experienced. It should be taught in school.

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toronto, ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

There are essentially two things to do here: hike and see the petroglyphs. And for both of those, this place is great. If you don't like to walk or require a lot of distractons, this is not the place for you. Bring food as there is next to nothing to buy. There is also a bit of a walk from... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A wonderfully crafted and beautiful Learning Centre sets the stage for the exquisite exhibition of petroglyphs. The hiking trails are very well marked and equally well maintained. This is a must stop if you are in the area.

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A wonderful and awe-inspiring site, beautifully housed in a very large glass building to preserve the petroglyphs. This site contains the largest collection of petrolglyphs in Canada (originally ~ 1,000), dating back 600 to 1,100 years ago. You can do the site in 1 hour, but it would be nice to set aside 2 hours, or more, to walk some... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It was a little tricky finding it, and the walk was quite a way in, but it was a lovely day. When we finally arrived at the structure, it was very impressive. The rock was protected from anyone walking on it and destroying anymore of it's glorious carvings. Very colourful, humourous narrative given by the warden left us laughing and... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We go to the petroglyphs every year in the fall. July the black flies are too fierce. The museum before the actual rock is interesting for all ages, and even has an interactive section for young ones. The displays give clear explanations of the history behind the carvings, what they symbolize and why. I also love how this is an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Petroglyphs is a provincial park with an important historical twist. At this location you can learn about Aboriginal carvings and hieroglypics known as the teaching rocks. They are quite incredible, and are part of sacred First Nations land. Although there aren't any formal tours, if you ask questions of the various staff they will gladly share all kinds of information... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Petroglyphs have bee covered in with a very large building to preserve the great Rock that the red indians used to live near years ago the old signs in Indian language been there for centuries very interesting to see

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