Pitch your tent in our backyard. There’s something magical about eating an ooey-gooey marshmallow off a stick and catching fireflies at dusk. It’s fun – the way it was before it was manufactured by marketers and sold in stores everywhere.
With a variety of camping options from private campgrounds to the largest wilderness preserve south of Algonquin, there’s a camping experience for everyone here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
There are a number of cottage and camping resorts throughout the region that accommodate tent, cottage, cabin and trailer stays that offer a wide variety of creature comforts including washrooms, showers, laundry and dish washing stations.
In fact, you don’t even have to leave the city to camp here! Beavermead Campground is located right in the heart of the City of Peterborough on Little Lake with access to a sandy beach, playgrounds, rentals and beach volleyball court, all just minutes away from the city’s attractions and restaurants. It’s also right on city’s comprehensive trail system.
For those avid outdoor enthusiasts looking for more rustic camping opportunities, there are plenty of places to set up camp in some of the area’s conservation areas and provincial parks. Warsaw Caves Conservation Area & Campground is a popular destination for families. Spend your days spelunking in glacier formed caves, hiking the forest trails, paddling the Indian River or basking on the beach.
Those looking for the thrill of backcountry camping will love the solitude of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Sites can only be accessed by canoe and portage routes, are and located on some of the areas most peaceful, untouched lakes.
We tend to forget that the real stars aren’t on television. They’re in the sky, never more beautiful than when reflected in the quiet waters of Peterborough & the Kawarthas.