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Peter's Woods

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Non-operating parks do not have operating dates. Please note that activities and facilities may be temporarily unavailable or restricted for public health.

Facilities and Activities summary

Availability of some facilities and activities may be restricted to specific areas of the park, may be ecologically dependent, or may be seasonally weather dependent.

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks, mask/face covering, and hand sanitizer). Postpone your visit if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate.

When you visit: Continue to follow public health advice including practicing physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required, when physical distancing may be a challenge or not possible and when entering indoor public spaces, and wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Facilities

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Activities

Biking symbol Biking - (Mountain Bike) symbol Birding - Festivals symbol Boating symbol Boating - Motorboat Restrictions symbol Camping - Backcountry symbol Camping - Car symbol Camping - Dog Free symbol Camping - Group symbol Camping - Radio Free symbol Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental symbol Camping - Walk In symbol Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) symbol Canoeing symbol Disc Golf symbol Discovery Program symbol Dogsledding symbol Fishing symbol Hiking symbol Hiking - Overnight Trails symbol Horseback Riding symbol Hunting symbol Ice Skating symbol Kite Boarding symbol Rock Climbing symbol Skiing - Cross Country symbol Snowmobiling symbol Snowshoeing symbol Swimming symbol Tobogganing symbol Whitewater Paddling symbol
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - temporarily unavailable due to public health restrictions.
General Information
Regional Health Unit for this Park: Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
Phone:
905-436-2036
Size: 349.00 ha
Year established: 1976
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Address:
Peter's Wood Provincial Park
c/o Darlington Provincial Park
1600 Darlington Park Rd.
Bowmanville
L1C 3K3

Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve

What You'll Like:

Peter’s Woods is on the sandy, north-facing slope of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Steep-sided valleys have been cut into this northern slope by surface runoff, springs and the headwater streams of Mill Creek. Deciduous forests of sugar maple beech, red oak and deciduous-evergreen forest containing hemlock and white pine dominate the slopes and well-drained uplands. Poorly drained wetlands support forests of white cedar, with local concentrations of red ash, white birch and other trees. The nature reserve also includes areas of land that has been used for agriculture.

Park Facilities and Activities: Peter’s Woods has minimal facilities including a parking lot, trail and vault privies. Visitors are requested to stay on the foot trails to prevent trampling the vegetation and compacting the soil. The unauthorized collection of natural objects in the park is prohibited. Anyone wishing to conduct research must obtain an approved research application.

Location: In Northumberland County about 20 kilometres northeast of Cobourg.