Search for “Peterborough” on our Trip Planner and you’ll be overwhelmed with awesome options for experiencing the “Electric City” and the surrounding county. You can also click here to reach out to the trained travel counsellors at Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism for assistance planning your trip.
Scroll down for some tips to help guide your adventures through this major hub on the Trent Severn Waterway.
If you’re touring with young children, visit Riverview Park and Zoo. It’s Canada’s only free-admission accredited zoo. It’s got exotic animals. It’s got three playgrounds! It’s got a splash pad! And it’s got gorgeous picnic and forested areas right along Otonabee River down the hill from the playgrounds.
Options abound. Here are a few: The Food Forest, The Night Kitchen Pizza, The Planet Bakery & Café, Electric City Gardens, Tiny Greens. And, if you’re in town on a Saturday, check out the fare at the Peterborough Farmers’ Market at the south end of George Street.
Muskie and other monsters have been caught in Little Lake, so there’s no need to lose access to a latte just to land a huge fish. Also check out the local carp action – it’s intense!