In 2012 our guests from Germany traveled again for a few days to Lake Huron - one of their favorite areas which is close to where we live.
In August they were still pampered with blue sky and warm weather. After lots of rain and low temperatures in Germany they enjoyed this trip to Kincardine.
Unfortunately we never had a chance to visit the "real north" of Ontario. Our guests from Germany are also still hoping to have enough time to do that.
We were told how beautiful this widely unknown part of our province is.
The sandy beach in August
As you can see the beach was very clean and not crowded. You can have your privacy and relax. The water was crystal clear.
The sea gulls were only one of the motives for pictures to take back as a souvenir.
Everybody from Europe is impressed by the size of our lakes.
Kincardine is located in the so called "Bruce County" at the mouth of the "Penetangore River".
It is a small town with a population of about 11 000. Our guests loved it immediately.
They were happy that the "Kincardine Summer Musical Festival" took place during their stay. Everything was free - no entrance or parking fee was charged. What a surprise!
Another surprise was the music which was performed it pleased especially the elderly generation.
The "Kincardine Summer Musical Festival"
There were no restrictions to walk along the sandy beach and to take pictures
A picture - to remember the good time
Sea gulls waiting to be fed
It is amazing how much you can discover in Kincardine.
The light tower is one of the landmarks of Kincardine
...and even more boats
The town itself was another pleasant surprise. Naturally our guests found accommodation and places for lunch and dinner.
Kincardine is well known for events which bring back a little bit of Scotland. The "Scottish Festival & Highland Games" and "Scottish Pipe Band Parades" would attract me. I loved to go to similar events when they still were celebrated in Erie.
Unfortunately Fort Erie does not host them any longer.
Please search for the official web site of Kincardine to get the actual information about all events in this nice town.
I do not provide any longer links because the Internet addresses were changed too often and I had dead links in my travel guide.
Do you need something Scottish? But do not ask for Whisky!
A special attraction is the "Kincardine Labyrinth Peace Garden".
It was created by the initiative of citizens of the town and other people. The project became a real success.
Many thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors. You did really something good and very unusual to promote Kincardine!
Our German guests were impressed by the work you did. They only spoke good about their stay in this little township.
I have to show this web site to Elizabeth - my wife. She loves nature and gardening. She even talks sometimes to the plants in our garden.
Eventually, we may be able to make also mini vacations in Kincardine.
I must not forget to mention that she will fond there also our favorite coffee shop "Coffee Culture".
That and the garden may help!
Presently she volunteers on an organic farm in Dunnville.
You can see her in a slideshow when you click on the respective link below.
The "Labyrinth Peace Garden"
Im "Labyrinth Peace Garden"
The "Penetangore River"
The "Penetangore River"
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