Mon 22 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers – 5th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival

Wow… what an incredible 10 days of hiking. Great weather, an amazing camaradie & friendship among the hikers, interesting & challenging trails, and informative evening activities made the 5th Annual Hike the Highlands festival memorable. Thanks to you, our festival matched last...Read more

Sun 21 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / /

Clyburn Valley and Plaster Hikes – Last Day of Festival

The last day of the festival provided hikers with a beautiful sunny day and easy hikes on the Clyburn Valley hiking trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Plaster hiking trail at Plaster Provincial Day Park.  It was a fitting way to close out the festival and say goodbye to...Read more

Sun 21 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / /

Cape Smokey & Franey Hikes & Closing Ceremonies

Another sunny day at the festival for the Cape Smokey and Franey Hikes.  Hikers got the oppotunity to see some spectacular views at the end of each hike. At Cape Smokey, hikers were treated to a view of North & South Bay, Middle Head, Ingonish Island and Ingonish Harbour and at Franey –...Read more

Sun 21 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / /

Guided Wilderness Hike -Full of Adventure

Seventy plus hikers enjoyed Friday’s hikes at Guide Wilderness Adventure Trail, Branch Pond and Middle Head. Another sunny day provided hikers with lots of great photo opportunities and of course adventure on the trails. Special thanks to our guides & sweeps today for an amazing day on...Read more

Fri 19 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Falls Day in the Festival & Mushrooms

Today was about wild mushrooms and they were abundant on all three hikes – North River Big Falls, North River Little Falls and Usige Ban Falls.  It was appropriate that our evening presentation was “Fabulous Fall Fungi” by Bethsheila Kent. Sixty plus hikers enjoyed the trails...Read more

Thu 18 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Their are still Angels out there

I was always taught by my parents to respect your elders and help them when they need assistance. Hike the Highlands certainly provided a classic example today at Fishing Cove. An elder and respected citizen from Cheticamp, Lorraine Deveau, required help in completing the hike today. An avid...Read more

Wed 17 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / /

“It was that kind of Day” at Hike the Highlands Festival

Day five of the festival involved three hikes, Bog, Benjies Lake, and Skyline. Over 100 hikers were on the trails today in our festival. The Morrisons from Scotland joined us today and the Caseys from Margaree at Skyline.  A hiker from Australia spent time chating with us before the Skyline...Read more

Mon 15 Sep 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Cape Breton / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Day 4, Sept 15, 2008 – Hike the Highlands Festival

Despite an overcast day and high winds – 50-70 kms, day four of Hike the Highlands Festival,  Sept. 15th, turned out to be amazing hiking day with lots of sun.  Day four hikes included Sugarloaf Mountain, NHN Trail and White Point. The day ended with a bonfire and weiner roast at Black...Read more

Mon 15 Sep 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / /

Money Point and Broad Cove Hikes – Great Views

Some nice weather and great views provided 3rd day of Hike the Highlands Festival with memorable hikes at Money Point and Broad Cove. Sixty hikers were on the trails today. Special thanks to Guide Jocelyne Quann and Sweeps Lyndia Stepanovic and Brendan Tweig for a great job on Broad Cove and to...Read more

Sun 14 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Second Day of The Festival – Warren Lake & Jack Pine Hikes

  Seventy plus hikers enjoyed the Warren Lake & Jack Pine Hikes today in the second day of 5th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival.  The weather cooperate and the showers stay away.  NS Tourism Photographer Wally Hayes join us in the afternoon and will spent time with us for the next few...Read more