Date: Saturday August 11
Hike Leader: Howard Gibson
Petroglyphs Provincial Park features hiking trails, and the largest known collection of aboriginal rock carvings in Canada.
This is a long way, so we will meet at Yonge and York Mills at 9:00am, not our usual 10:00am.
These directions are from Google Maps.
The Google Maps directions seems to vary from day to day. It might be worth checking them Saturday morning.
The petroglyphs themselves are in an enclosed area near the visitor's centre. Native people have requested that photographing and videotaping the rock carvings not be permitted for spiritual reasons. You may photograph and video everywhere else.
Petroglyphs has of hiking trails of moderate difficulty. There is a nifty waterfall in the area that is no longer accessible from the park, so we will access it from a nearby parking lot.
If the weather does not cooperate, we can check out the The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. The admission fee is $9.25 for adults. Their phone number is 705.748.9153, and we may be able to orgainize group rates. Their address is 910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough.
Dinner in Peterborough. How about Hot Belly Mamas at 380 George Street? 705.745.3544 New Orleans food.
On the way home, we will stop somewhere to check out the Perseid meteor showers. Out in the country, it will be dark, so we will have a good view of the stars. Bring binoculars.
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