Discovery Days Explores Natural Environment

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2017 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring the natural environment of the watershed region during the celebratory year of Ontario’s 150th birthday.

The Discovery Days series will be held at various conservation areas including the Harold Town Conservation Area, the historic Hope Mill, Beavermead Campground and the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground. Trail events, heritage activities, wildlife demonstrations, fishing workshops, paddling tours, and yoga in the park are a few of the activities being offered this year.

New in 2017 is the Discovery Days Passport!

Individuals are encouraged to have their Discovery Days Passport stamped at the events they attend and enter their passport into a draw for a chance to win a great prize.

The prizes being offered include a 2018 Family Camping Package for the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground, a “Kawartha Chair” child-sized and a Pollinator Habitat Package, courtesy of Otonabee Conservation and the Hope Mill Volunteers.

The deadline to submit Discovery Days Passport: Friday, October 13, 2017.





Hope Mill – Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Peterborough County Fair Days at the Mill


Harold Town Conservation Area – Saturday, September 30, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Wild Edibles
Join Courtney Jeffery from Art of Awareness Therapy to learn about identifying wild edibles and how to eat them.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Day and Night Sky Viewing
Join the Peterborough Astronomical Association for a viewing of both the sun and stars at this unique event. The Association will bring the equipment that will make your viewing safe and lots of fun! This program is suitable for all ages.

There is no charge to attend the Discovery Days activities.