Peterborough is one of the most walkable and bike-able cities in Canada, with well-maintained trails running throughout the area. This includes the Rotary Greenway Trail, a 10-kilometre ride that cuts right through the middle of the city. You can also drive pretty much anywhere you need to within five to ten minutes, which adds to the ease of living.
What To See
The Peterborough Lift Lock, also known as Lock 21, is a boat lift located on the Trent Severn Canal and is a designated Canadian National Historic Site. For many years, the lock’s dual lifts were the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, raising boats to 65 feet. You can take an educational cruise to experience it for yourself, paddle along the canal in a canoe, or go skating when it freezes over in the winter.