Activities in and Around the Park

Holiday Pines Cottage Resort has a wide variety of activities and events to make your seasonal retreat even more exciting! Whether you’re looking to make your ‘big catch’ on Rice Lake, hike through the nearby famous Trans Canada Trail, relax on the beach listening to live music, grab corn on the cob at our annual corn roast, watch a spectacular Canada Day fireworks display or participate in our children activies; we have something exciting for everyone.

Some our popular activities…

Washer toss
Poker Walk
Pancake Breakfast
Golf Tournaments
Beach Bonfires
Kids Activities
Hot Dog / Corn Roast
Kids Halloween
Live Entertainment
Theme Nights

Activities at Holiday Pines Trailer Park, near Peterborough, Ontario

There’s plenty to do right at the park, but our convenient location means a variety of day trip options too! Some of the nearby attractions include…

Lang Pioneer Village
“Our costumed interpreters tell the pioneer story as they demonstrate traditional chores, trades and pastimes. Come see our blacksmith work a hunk of iron into an ornate fire stoker and enjoy the enticing aromas of traditional recipes baked over an open fire. Each day we bring history to life in an engaging way as we welcome you into our homes and businesses.”

Warsaw Caves
“The caves were formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last ice age by the rushing melt waters of a glacier that covered Ontario. All you need is a flashlight or a headlamp to enjoy this natural underground jungle gym. You can spend a couple of hours or the whole day exploring the caves. Wear clothes you don’t mind dirtying and close fitting shoes and then come on out for some underground fun.”

Indian River Reptile Zoo
“We provide visitors with the opportunity to view over 200 reptiles in climate controlled conditions. Each enclosure presents reptiles in their natural setting and features specific information about each species. We are dedicated to the excellent care and humane treatment of our animals and always ensure the safety of our visitors. Enjoy the world’s most realistic animatronic dinosaur display as they move and roar on our beautiful hillside! Never before seen in eastern Ontario, it’s bigger and better with more exciting dinosaurs and exhibits. We’ve even added a few complete life sized dinosaur skeletons which make a great photo opportunity and two dinosaurs that you can sit on to have your picture taken.”

Peterborough Musicfest
“For two months in the heart of summer, Peterborough Musicfest galvanizes a city and greatly impacts an economy with 19 free concerts. Popular bands such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan and Sara, Walk Off the Earth, Emerson Drive, and Randy Bachman, and Chad Brownlee have graced the Fred Anderson Stage at Del Crary Park. In 2015, Peterborough Musicfest was recognized as a Top 100 Festival and Event in Ontario. On the shores of picturesque Little Lake, Peterborough Musicfest, by entertaining locals with prominent live acts, generates a sizable economic impact to local business and tourist attractions.”

Kawartha Downs and Speedway (racetrack) and (casino)
“Horse racing is an exciting sport, dynamic business and a major contributor to the agricultural economy in Ontario. At Kawartha Downs, we feature harness or Standardbred racing where the horses are attached to a race bike (called a sulky) and are steered by drivers through a one mile race. Additionally, Shoreline Casino onsite features 450 of the hottest slot machines ranging from 1¢ to $5, we have a wealth of gaming options! Re-energize with some light refreshments and an a la carte menu at the Player’s Lounge and Café. For formal dining with a great view of the track, the Starting Gate Dining Room is the perfect spot to watch live racing on Saturdays, beginning May 28.”

Peterborough Lift Locks
“Year after year, the Trent-Severn Waterway, meandering 386 km along central Ontario, continues to create unique experiences. After each spring thaw, the Waterway’s historic locks and canals open, linking a passageway so magnificent it has been named “one of the finest interconnected systems of navigation in the world”. Those who visit, reminisce long after leaving. They can’t help but remember the impressive locks and lofty legends that make up one of Canada’s most spectacular waterways.”

The greater Peterborough area is a special community known for its beautiful landscapes and picturesque cottage country. Season after season, Peterborough and the Kawarthas offer a multitude of experiences to visitors. Whether you are looking for go karts, paintball, horseback riding, biking, golfing, boating, festivals, live theatre, shopping or dining, Peterborough is the place for you.

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