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Petroglyphs Provincial Park

2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
+1 705-877-2552
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Be sure to visit if you're anywhere in the area. Highly recomended.

When you visit the park, spend some time in the visitors' centre and be sure to take in the short... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Waterloonie
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Santa Barbara, California
Great to be close to nature

It was very nice to be surrounded by nature. The Petroglyphs were very interesting to see and see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melanie W
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London, Ontario, Canada
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This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sacred site” (10 reviews)
“first nations” (18 reviews)
“hiking trails” (9 reviews)
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2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
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+1 705-877-2552
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"sacred site"
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"first nations"
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"hiking trails"
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"rock carvings"
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"visitor center"
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"rock face"
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"sacred place"
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"bug spray"
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"interpretation centre"
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"high falls"
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"pine trees"
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"native culture"
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"per vehicle"
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"foot prints"
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"wealth of information"
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"sunny day"
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"nature walk"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When you visit the park, spend some time in the visitors' centre and be sure to take in the short movie presentation of The Teaching Rocks which puts a great deal of what you will see into perspective. It's a little sad that the petroglyphs...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very nice to be surrounded by nature. The Petroglyphs were very interesting to see and see the history. Its about a 10 minute drive into the park to get to the visitors center, then only a short walk to the Petroglyphs. Price is...More

Thank Melanie W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a must see!!!!! No photos are allowed to be taken but they have printed off information you can take home as a keepsake! Absolutely beautiful place!!!

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We spent a lot of time over the last year in this park. Hiking in the summer and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. There are beautiful spots to have a picnic lunch in both seasons, and in winter you may go the...More

1  Thank 38_countries_so_far
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

I love this park. 1st off the location is awesome because you drive in for 10 minutes until you get to the visitor center and its very scenic. The visitors center staff was very helpful and friendly and the gallery very informative. Once out at...More

1  Thank GREENQUEEN08
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this visit and found the information regarding the petroglyphs to be very interesting. I am planning to visit again in a few months with our family. There doesn't seem to be much else to do in the immediate area, so we're planning...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

The park was closed for the season (opens May 11 ) so I parked the car outside the gate and walked in . It was like I had left a busy , noisy world behind and stepped into another world; peace and tranquility. Nothing but...More

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1  Thank Linda T
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

From what we had previously read it sounded like we could walk through the park and see petroglyphs along the paths, but this was not the case. The petroglyphs are preserved in an enclosed buildi g to protect them from the natural elements. The walls...More

2  Thank travelinggiant
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Petroglyphs Provincial Park is a historical-class provincial park (1,643 hectares) northeast of Peterborough in Woodview. The park has the largest collection of ancient First Nations petroglyphs (rock carvings) in Canada. The carvings (The Teaching Rocks) were created between 900 and 1100 AD and represent aspects...More

1  Thank burr6013
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Great place for nature walk or picnic. Lots of wildlife and water areas including water falls if you want to walk a fair distance. Great for family outings. Petroglyphs are interesting and nicely presented under glass for preservation

Thank Melon8r
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You can drive and park close for wheelchair access from there it’s a nice walk on a pack path that is super clean and easy for both walkers and wheelchairs. They are extremely friendly there to help in any way as well... More
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