9 Surprising Things you probably
didn’t know about Peterborough & the Kawarthas
Most people know that Peterborough & the Kawarthas is one of Ontario’s most popular cottage country destinations, but you probably didn’t know these fun facts!
1. Peterborough is home to the world’s highest hydraulic Lift Lock
2. Peterborough is home to the Canadian Canoe Museum, which has the largest collection of canoe, kayaks and paddled watercraft in the world.
3. Petroglyphs Provincial Park, located in Peterborough County had the largest known concentration of aboriginal rock carvings in Canada
4. You can see 2 of only a handful of authentic Jacquard looms that can be viewed in North America at Lang Pioneer Village Museum, just outside of Peterborough
5. Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park is the largest wilderness preserve south of Algonquin Park
6. Some of Canada’s literary greats called Peterborough & the Kawarthas home, including Margaret Laurence, Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie and Robertson Davies
7. There are almost as many restaurants per capita in Peterborough & the Kawarthas as there are in Toronto
8. Peterborough has an outstanding music scene. Many famous musicians are from or connected to the region, including Serena Ryder, I Mother Earth, Three Days Grace, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Rockin’ Ronnie Hawkins and more.
9. Warsaw Caves Conservation Area & Campground, just outside of Peterborough has a series of 7 caves formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last ice age. It’s also home to one of the “Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario” – a disappearing river.