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Fall in Kincardine, Ontario

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Ontario's Scottish Destination
Ontario's Scottish Destination

In Ontario's Scottish Destination, there is much to see and do all year round. Grab your surfboard and hit the September waves at Station Beach, or perhaps explore nature at Stoney Island Conservation Area. With its unique shops and restaurants, Kincardine's historic downtown restaurants will ignite your curiosity and your taste buds.

Surfs Up!
Surfs Up!

Kincardine is not titled Ontario's Surfing Destination for nothing! In the fall, the rips and tides are most ideal for surfers. Lake waves are formed by wind swells, meaning raging storms equal loads of fun. Additionally, the Kincardine Pier acts like a wind block, permitting the swell to wrap around and form some stellar waves. However, since lake waves are generated by wind, it is important to know your abilities, wear a board leash, and know the weather conditions before hitting the surf. If you seek adventure and adrenaline rush, then zip on a wetsuit and try it out for yourself! Don't have a surfboard? No problem - you can rent or purchase a board online.     

Stoney Island

With over 6km of all season trails, Stoney Island is the perfect place to take a fall hike and see all the beautiful changing colours of Kincardine. From towering evergreens to warm red maples, nature is all around at Stoney Island. Rolling meadows, sparkling lakeshore, gentle creeks, handcrafted bridges, and luscious forests are a few sights expected along the hike. Words do not do justice to the beauty of Stoney Island; you must see it for yourself!  

Cycling the Waterfront Trail
Cycling the Waterfront Trail

While the sun shimmers off Lake Huron and the leaves slowly change to orange, why not explore the view from the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail? This trail follows the shoreline to offer picture worthy sights from every angle! Spanning all the way from the shore of Point Clark to Wiarton, Kincardine is only one stop along this 300km beauty. Following the Great Lake Waterfront Trail to Port Elgin is a great workout for eager cyclists to enjoy the beauty of both waterfront communities in one single day. Start your day enjoying breakfast downtown Kincardine, hop on your bike for a couple hours to Port Elgin's Main Beach and head back to Kincardine in time to hear the Phantom Piper's call! Sound like a beauty day? Check out more cycling tours across the county.  

Hike Along Lake Huron

Along with the Great Lake Waterfront Trail, Kincardine is host to over 26km of trails connecting to Inverhuron Provincial Park and the Bruce County Rail Trail, so there is no shortage of exploration here! With all the changing colours of fall and bustling wildlife in Bruce County, there is no better time to explore the trails. The Trails Map provides more information on Kincardine's trail system among others in Bruce County.  

Downtown Kincardine
Downtown Kincardine

Connect with your inner Scotsman in Ontario's Scottish Destination. Kincardine's downtown strip offers lakeside shopping and dining, living up to the motto that "pants are always optional". The cobblestone streets include coffee shops, restaurants, gift shops and more. Additionally, the authentic Scottish heritage and lakeside lifestyle is proudly presented, creating a vibrant community like no other.