Kincardine Day Trip Plan
Kincardine, surrounded by beauty on every side, is a Scottish heritage town on the sunset shores of Lake Huron. It’s home to the Scottish Phantom Piper, cobblestone streets, historical Lighthouse and a beach that goes on for miles. One can only skim the surface of the jewels of this town when visiting for just a day. Kincardine is a few-hour day trip from most major cities like Toronto, Kitchener, London and Guelph.
To start your day, park for free on the Main Street and grab a great cup of java at the Beans Bistro. Make sure you indulge yourself in their delicious fresh baked goods and lunch menu. Check to see if they are hosting open mic night for later.
From there, stroll south on Queen Street to Victoria Park Art Gallery. They feature a range of different artisans with various medium styles. Check out the Scougall Gallery located in the same building as they always have some expressive up-and-coming artists also.
Continue south to the famous Labyrinth Peace Gardens and trail network beginning at Geddes Park. Take a meditative walk to the centre of this garden or casual stroll along the river trail. If you’re into mountain biking you’ll want to experience these trails on two wheels. The multi-use trail systems have about 15km for walking and biking. There are different colour systems to denote difficulty levels. Shoreline routes and inland routes also exist along the Penetangore River and wooded trails.
Afterwards, if you’ve hopefully worked up an appetite, stroll back north to the only cobblestone street, Harbour Street past the Kincardine Lighthouse (great shutterbug photo spot). Might we suggest ending your perfect day with a beautiful sunset dinner at the Harbour Street Brasserie? Reservations are recommended. Hope this helps plan a day trip to Kincardine this beautiful upcoming weekend!
If you have any questions, contact Kincardine Tourism which is open on Saturdays at 866-546-2736.
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