I’ve been to Kincardine, Ontario 4 times already and I can’t believe I haven’t added this beautiful place to my travel blog until now!
This gem located on the shores of lake Huron was introduced to me by my parents-in-law a few years ago when I was invited to join their annual cottage retreat. Ever since then, every summer I take a few days off work to make time for our annual summer “fam jam”.
Many people reside in Kincardine all year, but some just come here during the summer to enjoy their cottage. My parents-in-law have been renting the same cottage for the last 8 years. And I can totally understand why – this tiny house is located right on the beach. The view from the cottage is simply spectacular.
Blue endless sky meets the surface of the lake somewhere in the distance, birds singing, waves crushing, warm sun on your skin – what an oasis!
Scottish influence is also seen in the local folklore. One of the urban legends describes Phantom Piper who played his bag pipe to guide ships to the shore safely during one foggy night hundreds of years ago. It seems that everyone in Kincardine is very proud of their Scottish heritage.
Everything in Kincardine, in my opinion, is super adorable and very charming, from the two lane main street to the tacky cottage decor, which I’ve grown to love over the last few years.
This small and cozy town seems to be a perfect getaway from the busy city life and it’s just a few hours away from Toronto. It almost feels like an extended SPA visit, I aways come back very relaxed, peaceful and rested.