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Petroglyphs Provincial Park

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Beautiful and historical

Watch the movie The Teaching Rocks to understand the extreme significance of the area to the First... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Peterborough, Canada
Spiritual Journey

A deeply historical and spiritual place to visit. A critical piece of Canada's past. I wasn't... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Dean T
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This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago.
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2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
+1 705-877-2552
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Watch the movie The Teaching Rocks to understand the extreme significance of the area to the First Nations people. The carving as it was explained used to be as deep as three inches which is the depth of the carvers fingers. At this site the...More

Thank YandRgirl
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A deeply historical and spiritual place to visit. A critical piece of Canada's past. I wasn't even aware that this place existed until I checked into and decided to make the drive to check it out. It was well worth the detour. I was impressed...More

Thank Dean T
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Petroglyphs is a small day use park with great and private picnic spots. McGuinness Lake with its layers is an amazing place to look at but you can not go in the lake in order to preserve it. The park is known for the rock...More

Thank Miskinlaw
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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

1  Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed July 26, 2018

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

1  Thank Melanie W
Reviewed July 26, 2018 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!!!

Thank 284chelsieg
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
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

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

Thank GlobeTrotterNL1
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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August 1, 2018|
Response from 284chelsieg | Reviewed this property |
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