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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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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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PETROGLYPHS PROVINCIAL PARK

Visited originally shortly after they were discovered by some surveyors on a lunch break in the 1970's. The Petroglyphs are the Main Feature of the Park and are now enclosed so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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HAVELOCK,ONTARIO
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HAVELOCK,ONTARIO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited originally shortly after they were discovered by some surveyors on a lunch break in the 1970's. The Petroglyphs are the Main Feature of the Park and are now enclosed so they will not be damaged by acid rain, etc. They are very much more informative now and we have returned on many occasions since our original visit. They are... More 

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Hamilton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive itself to the park was very lovely, but I was expecting a bit more for a fee of $14.50. Seeing the petroglyphs was nice, but there was a lack of info and I would have liked more info on how they were found, why they were made, what stories they told, how they were made etc. Hiking was... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The petroglyphs is one of kind and worth a visit if you are nearby. The signs is not well designed, not easy to navigate within the park. By the way, you really need insect repellent to go into the park.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice park with various things to do. There are plenty of trails if you want to walk. We went just to see the Petroglyphs. Itis a fair walk from the parking lot to the entrance station, although there is an area where seniors can park which is closer. When you pay your fee you are told that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive here it self was great! There is much to learn here. You are not allowed to take photos here but they do have an area where you can trace the petroglyphs so you can take something home with you.

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Perth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for our first visit and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I was totally unprepared for what I saw. I thought that it would have been different but I was not disappointed. Thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the site on Canada day weekend. It was pretty empty when we got there. Almost immediately the bugs started to attack. Unfortunately, we forgot the bug spray so it became very unpleasant. The Petroglyphs were very nice. It's amazing to see something that was carved so long ago. I wish that we could have taken pictures at the... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Clean sandy beach at the river. A bit pricey to use for the day to just swim. I would suggest touring the caves as well.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wonderful day for hiking and walking to see the Petroglyphs Provincial Park as a former Ministry of Natural Resources enjoy seeing our lands, waters and natural environments protected and preserved. Amazing. Highly recommend it to anyone who comes to Peterborough, young or old.

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I enjoyed learning about the indigenous views at the visitor centre as well as walking around the trails outside.the petroglyphs were so beautiful and amazingly resorted and easy to see the carvings in the rocks. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.You cannot take pictures but it really is a must see.

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