Peterborough’s Best Nature Attractions

Positioned right in the heart of the Kawarthas – a region that is one of Ontario’s most desirable lake districts, life in Peterborough combines cosmopolitan living with an exceptional natural environment.

Here are some of Peterborough’s Top Nature Attractions:

  • Riverview Park and Zoo
    A 55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid’s water play park, and of course, a variety of animals! There’s something for everyone to enjoy here, and it’s a perfect destination to take the kids to for a day. The best part – admission is free
  • Petroglyphs Provincial Park
    A home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate was drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago, Petroglyphs provides some absolutely stunning scenic views and makes for a thoroughly educational experience.
  • Samuel de Champlain Portage 1618
    This is just one of over a hundred trails across North America that Samuel de Champlain travelled on in his many years exploring Eastern Canada. An incredible part of history to see!
  • Del Crary Park
    Located in downtown Peterborough’s, the park has become a focal point for tourists and residents over the past 30 years. Peterborough Musicfest concert series is the main attraction operating throughout the summer, and there are many amazing events held year round. Great access to the riverfront and makes for a nice place to stay for the afternoon!

Come and explore the beautiful nature that Peterborough has to offer!