Well the kids and I had the pleasure of joining my husband on a business trip to Kincardine these past couple days and I have to say it was quite a treat! The weather was gorgeous, the hotel was great, the people were friendly and of course I got to leave all my “responsibilities” at home. So I compiled this post to help you make your decision if you’ve ever thought about taking a little road trip north.
- Station BeachThe Beach has great sand for the kids, although when you get to the waters edge it’s a little more rocky. We played the day away here. The kids loved making sand castles, searching for nice pebbles and of course creating a sand construction zone with some of the tractor toys we brought along. There is loads of parking, public bathrooms, and a snack stand nearby. Bring a tent or umbrella for shade of course!There is the added bonus of being pet friendly if you have any four legged fur babies coming along for the adventure.
- The BoardwalkMake sure you take a stroll along the Boardwalk! Its dotted with historical facts about there area, and there are beautiful memorial gardens along the way as well.
- The HistoryThis ship wreck happened so close to the beach that you can actually see it in the water from the beach! Bring some goggles and check it out, the water around the wreck is only about 4ft deep. Five out the the ten crew members on this ship actually drowned.
Also if you have older kids the Lighthouse Museum might be neat to see.
- The Parks
Kill 3 Birds with one stone and start your day at Macpherson Park, A.K.A Tiny Tots Park. As you might have gathered this park is more appropriate for kids 5 or 6 and under. It has a sand base, public bathrooms, lots of pic nic tables, and plenty of shade.You’ll find this park on the corner of Lambton St. and Saugeen St. Once the munchkins have had their fill of this park you can walk down the boardwalk and eventually you’ll stumble upon the Rotary Park.
There is lots of shade, and its close to the bathrooms.
If your feeling adventurous you can pack right up and head down to the Lions Park at the Davidson Centre. The address is 601 Durham street.This is an amazing park! There is just so much for the kids to do! It has 2 pic nic shelters, bathrooms, shade, and a splash park if its too cool at the water front… or your looking for some sand free fun.
The splash pad was not working during our visit but they were doing their best to get it up and running as quickly as possible. Then once everyone has had their fill of the playground there is an entrance to one of the many infamous Kincardine trails.
- The TrailsKincardine is well known for its many multi use trails. I’d recommend a baby carrier over a stroller as some of the terrain can be a bit rugged. We stopped in Geddes Park to check out their beautiful Labyrinth Peace Garden before we embarked on our hike.Once the kids finished bounding through the colorful labyrinth we headed on our hike.
And that my friends concludes our visit. Kincadine was a wonderful community, the people were very friendly and helpful. Also there is plenty of signage to help you find the attractions that you are looking for, I barely used my GPS.
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