These Great Attractions are Now Open! This Summer Explore in your own Backyard
Things may look and feel a bit different this year but there’s no reason you can’t have a summer of fun, exploring your own backyard! We are taking the guesswork out of creating a summer filled with memorable moments and exceptional experiences by unearthing the hidden gems right here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
Please note: As COVID-19 evolves, it’s important for you to consider the risks and manage them appropriately. Read and obey signs posted, stay home if you are sick and practice physical distancing at all times. Hours of operation vary by attraction, please contact them directly to confirm.
Step back in Time
There’s nothing more perfect than watching the sense of wonder dawn across your child’s face as they discover how we used to live even before there was television as you stroll through living history museums and renowned collections of artifacts from generations past.
Lang Pioneer Village
Lang Pioneer Village nestles the shores of the Indian River and boasts a fully-operational Grist Mill and a Weaver Shop which houses one of only a handful of authentic Jacquard looms on display in North America as well as a fully-operational replica loom.Learn More
Peterborough Museum & Archives
Peterborough Museum & Archives – Just up the hill from the Lift Locks, the Museum’s ever-changing interactive exhibits, exciting programs, nationally-significant collections and warm, friendly atmosphere make this the perfect stop for families, residents and visitors.Learn More
Hutchison House Museum
Hutchison House is a beautiful historical attraction that also features a room dedicated to Sir Sanford Fleming (proposer of standard time zones, designer of Canada’s first postage stamp, surveyor, mapmaker, and railroad engineer) who was a cousin of Dr. Hutchison.Learn More
Canadian Canoe Museum
Experience the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft and learn how the canoe has defined the Canadian character and spirit. Spanning the country from coast to coast, the museum’s outstanding artifacts will let you “See Canada by Canoe!”Learn More
If you Love to be Entertained
Laughter is the best medicine, step outside of your comfort zone (while staying in your bubble) and give one these unique experiences a try!
Do Something Totally Different! Escape Maze is a live, interactive game where you use teamwork and brainwork to escape. Escape Maze is set on a 130-acre farm, the surroundings will already take you back to a more peaceful time.Learn More
Bring the magic of past 4th Line favourites into your home!
Anyone who has access to a phone can participate! Actors will call individuals at an agreed-upon date and time and deliver dramatic readings of monologue selections from 4th Line’s play archives.Learn More
Vocals in the Vineyard at Rolling Grape
The Lang-Hastings Trail is the part of the Great Trail that goes through the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan. The trail has many permitted uses including walking, cycling, horseback riding, skiing and snowmobiling.Learn More
Lift Lock Escape
Lift Lock Escape in downtown Peterborough is an entertainment hub with 3 distinct fun-filled activities: Escape Rooms, Virtual Reality, & Board Game Cafe.Learn More