No pants? No problem! The fun-loving town of Kincardine says that when you’re on their turf, “pants are always optional.”
But, before you go streaking through the streets, let’s back up for a second!
Kincardine is a town with strong Scottish roots and heritage. That means the traditional kilt is always an acceptable dress code.
“You have found Ontario’s Scottish destination,” says Visit Kincardine.
“Idyllic surroundings, captivating lifestyle, festive events, live theatre, and much more, have all amused and beguiled residents and visitors of Kincardine for generations.”
The charming small town is located on the shores of Lake Huron in Bruce County.
It boasts a sandy surfing beach and a scenic boardwalk. Yes, you can surf in Ontario, and Kincardine’s Station Beach is a popular hot spot for it.
The lakeside downtown core is filled with boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, pubs, bakeries, and cafes.
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There are charming B&Bs and motels to rest your head if you’re planning an overnight getaway.
For a taste of Scotland, you can attend the town’s Scottish Festival and Highland Games every July.
And if that’s not enough Celtic fun for you, then you can also pay a visit to the charming small town of Fergus, Ontario.
Located on the banks of the Grand River, Fergus dates way back to the 1800s — the town was officially established in 1833.
The historic downtown is filled with natural limestone buildings, parks and public gardens, unique shops, and excellent restaurants, giving locals and visitors a little taste of Scotland.
If you don’t have any travel plans on the horizon, don’t sweat it. There are so many unique places to discover right here in our province!