Canadian Canoe Museum – Discover over 600 canoes and kayaks and 1,000 related artifacts in this canoe museum, unique in the world.
Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives / Armour Hill Trail – From the Peterborough Lift Lock, take the trail to the top of Armour Hill to visit the museum and take in a panoramic view of the city. The museum and lookout are also accessible via car. Free admission.
Ecology Park – There is much to discover at this unique park located on the east end of Peterborough City. Learn how trees grow, how to keep an attractive yard using little water, how to grow your own vegetable, and much more. Or, just go for a stroll and enjoy the gardens.
Ecology Park© Parks Canada / Cathy Darevic / August 5, 2005
Art Gallery of Peterborough – Located on the shore of Little Lake, beside Del Crary Park, in downtown Peterborough. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Education programs and a gift shop are also available. Free admission.
Riverview Park & Zoo – Located just north of downtown Peterborough, the zoo features 27 exhibits, with over 40 species and a great ride on a miniature train (train ride offered from May to September). The park, which is the largest and most diversified playground in the city, also features equipment for physically-challenged children. Free admission and parking for both the park and zoo.
Trans Canada Trail – The Lakefield Millennium Trail and the Otonabee River Trail are both components of the Trans Canada Trail. Stroll, jog or cycle along the trails while enjoying a lovely view of the Waterway.
Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site and Visitor Centre – Come and watch the world's highest hydraulic lift lock, raise boats 19.8 metres in height! The Visitor Centre offers exhibits, films, and the Friends of the Trent-Severn Waterway Gift Shop.
Trent University – Located in Peterborough near Lock 22 – Nassau Mills, Trent University is home to over 7,000 students. The university's buildings along the Otonabee River were designed to complement the natural limestone banks of the river. Trent University is also fortunate to have a large, attractive 1,460-acre campus counting many nature areas filled with numerous trails. Rooms are available for rent throughout the summer.
Trent University© Parks Canada / Cathy Darevic / July 20, 2005
River Road Scenic Drive – Enjoy the beautiful view of the Otonabee River on this picturesque drive. Lock operations may be viewed at one of the five lock stations, where there are convenient and shady picnic areas. A boat launch is located on the upper reach of Lock 22 – Naussau Mills.
Warsaw Caves Conservation Area – The conservation area, nestled in the valley of the Indian River, offers a range of recreational opportunities including, camping, hiking trails, sandy beach, and 7 caves to explore.
Selwyn Beach Conservation Area – Located on the northeast shore of Chemong Lake, this conservation area provides excellent swimming facilities (unsupervised), secluded barbecues and tables for picnickers near the beach area. Boat launching and docking facilities also available.