Top ChoiceMuseum 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...

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...

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 indigenous crafts from around the country, including the valued work...

Park in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

Ontario's parks are by no means luxurious, but if you are craving a return to nature without running water and proper toilets, then this is the place. Most overlook this park in favor of the more established...

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 indigenous rock carvings), depicting turtles, snakes, birds, humans and more. Rediscovered in 1954,...

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,...

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...

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 ($47 per night), canoe rental ($12 per hour) and spelunking in eroded limestone tunnels.