Peterborough’s Must- Do Summer Activities!

The Peterborough area is world renowned for its great outdoor recreation, with hundreds of lakes, rivers, and parks. For summer enthusiasts, you can spend your days paddling, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and rowing all on pristine lakes and sparkling rivers.

The Trent Severn Waterway brings thousands of boaters to Peterborough each year and is one of the area’s main tourist attractions.

Peterborough also features some of the most prestigious golf courses in the province including the Kawartha Golf & Country Club, the Peterborough Golf and Country Club, and Keystone Golf and Country Club.

Some of Peterborough’s top recreational attractions/activities include:

  • Beavermead Park
    • A family campground owned by the City of Peterborough and operated by The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority. Located on beautiful Little Lake in the heart of Peterborough, Beavermead Campground has 95 sites – visitors will enjoy swimming, fishing, camping and sightseeing.
  • Jackson Park
    • A sprawling green space with a streamside walking path, plus a quaint bridge with a pagoda roof.
  • Lakefield Rotary Greenway Trail
    • A 10km ride from Peterborough to Lakefield along the old CN line. The Lakefield Rotary Greenway Trail is a continuation of the paved Peterborough Greenway trail.
  • Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground
    • Over 13 km of hiking trails. Visitors will enjoy a beautiful sandy beach, camping, canoeing, and natural features, including caves and kettles, carved from river water that used to cover the area.
  • Harold Town Conservation Area
    • A network of mountain biking trails for every rider- beginner or advanced.

Peterborough also features two city beaches open to public for supervised swimming from mid June to mid August. There are also five supervised wading pools and four splash pads.

Come and partake in all the amazing summer recreational activities Peterborough has to offer!