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Discover Hidden Gems

dad and two daughters taking a selfie in the woods

Looking to plan a summer filled with fun but not sure where to start? Look no further. 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.

Explore with the Family…

“I’m bored.” Words that haunt every parent in the summer months. Be a boredom buster this summer while discovering something wonderful in your own backyard.

The Children’s Garden at Ecology Park

Connect with nature at Peterborough Green-up’s Ecology Park. This 5 acre park has lots of opportunities for hands-on learning about making the world a greener place, including a cedar maze, “green” play house, and interactive gardens. It is also just a stone’s throw from canoe rentals and playground at Beavermead Park, and the splashpad at Roger’s Cove.

Something Different at the Zoo

A favourite Peterborough attraction is the Riverview Park & Zoo. You may already be familiar with their splash pad, fully-accessible playground and train ride. Do you have older kids? Take them to check out the 9-basket disc golf course alongside the Otonabee river (BYOF – bring your own frisbee).

Scottish Tea at Hutchison House Museum

It doesn’t get much sweeter and more nostalgic than a summertime tea party. Stop by Hutchison House Museum and enjoy teatime on the terrace with their Scottish Tea featuring lemonade, tea, scones and oatcakes.

Take a Hike (or try Spelunking) at the Warsaw Caves

Looking for a great way to cool off on a hot summer day? Check out the Warsaw Caves! These glacier-formed caves are quite a bit cooler than the air temperatures and there is also a wonderful family swimming area to beat the heat.

There is an endless variety of attractions and experiences to explore (and hidden gems to discover).

Learn more about what you can experience in Peterborough & the Kawarthas