Top things to do in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Top Choice Museum in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Canadian Canoe Museum

Displaying the world's largest collection of canoes and kayaks, this museum is a must-visit. The phenomenal display of around 150 canoes (500 are stacked in the neighboring 'canoe cathedral' warehouse) details Canad…
River in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Trent-Severn Waterway

This scenic waterway cuts diagonally across eastern Ontario, linking the lakes and rivers of Simcoe County and the forested Kawarthas. The scenic hydro-highway starts at the Bay of Quinte, near Prince Edward County …
Gallery in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

On a peninsula in the lakes, off Hwy 23 some 34km north of Peterborough, this gallery, shop and cultural center has a wonderful collection of aboriginal crafts from around the country, including the valued work of n…
Park in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Petroglyphs Provincial Park

This day use–only park, 50km northeast of Peterborough, has Canada's largest collection of petroglyphs (ancient aboriginal rock carvings), depicting turtles, snakes, birds, humans and more. Rediscovered in 1954, thi…
Market in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Peterborough Farmers Market

This community market is a great place to grab a coffee and stop at the C'est Chaud wood-fired pizza stand. It's mostly geared toward tasting and buying local produce, but stands sell bites such as vegan salads, Rus…
Ice Cream in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Kawartha Dairy

This ice-cream parlor and drive-through sells flavors including the recommended Moose Tracks in cones, waffle cones, cups, milkshakes, smoothies and even choc-chip cookie sandwiches. The air-conditioned interior is …
Park in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

Off Hwy 28, some 26km northeast of Peterborough, the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area offers hiking, swimming, camping, canoeing and spelunking in eroded limestone tunnels.