Fri 07 Sep 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Jigging Cove Lake / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Jigging Cove Lake

Jigging Cove Lake

I have the pleasure of sharing with you an article written by Mary MacDonald, one of the guides in this year’s Hike the Highlands Festival and Park Interpreter, CBHNP.   Jigging Cove Lake – Mary MacDonald, Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Jigging Cove Lake trail provides hikers an...Read more

Thu 23 Aug 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment

Hike the Highlands Guides

The Hike The Highlands Festival Society is excited about the team of Guides and Sweeps assembled for this year’s festival. “I think it is our best team yet “says Tom C. Wilson, Chair, Hike the Highlands Festival Society.  A great deal of credit goes out to Marie Stradeski and...Read more

Thu 23 Aug 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Google / Google My Maps / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Skyline Hiking Trail / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Hike the Highlands – Google My Maps

Hike the Highlands – Google My Maps

Hike the Highlands Festival web site uses google my maps to help hikers find the trailhead,  pictures of the trails and trails descriptions.  Videos will be added later. This new technology makes it easier for the hiker to plan what hikes they will be doing during the festival.  Visit our map...Read more

Fri 10 Aug 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 2 comments

Nordic Walking – Franey Hiking Trail, CBHNP

Today I decided to try out my Nordic Walking Poles on one of the toughest hiking trails around – Franey, CBHNP. I was not disappointed. I found the hike up so much easier and I made great time including my breaks. Most of my breaks include some water, occasionly some food and then some pics....Read more

Thu 09 Aug 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Corney Brook Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Time to Register for Hike the Highlands Festival

Time to Register for Hike the Highlands Festival

Just 5 weeks away before the 4th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival begins on September 14, 2007. It is time to start thinking about registering for the Hike the Highlands Festival. There are two ways to pre-register: 1) download the e-brochure (pdf format) of the festival , complete the form and...Read more

Thu 09 Aug 2007 Tom Wilson Bog Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Corney Brook Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Skyline Hiking Trail / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Corney Brook Hiking Trail- A Nice Surprise

Corney Brook Hiking Trail- A Nice Surprise

While camping in Cheticamp at National Park Campground, my wife and I hike a few trails on this side of the National Park. One of the trails was Corney Brook. The trail began on the other side of the road from the parking lot. It was nice, wide trail allowing two people to walk side by […]Read more

Wed 08 Aug 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Middlehead Hiking Trail, CBHNP

Middlehead Hiking Trail, CBHNP

Last week during my vacation, my wife and I enjoyed hiking the Middlehead Hiking Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. One of the Park’s most popular hiking trails, Middlehead provided a number of great photo shots. Below are a just a few shots. We ran into a few showers on the...Read more

Mon 23 Jul 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf

Rob & Deidre MacDonald, Cape North, ask me to share this poem Deidre’s father wrote about Sugar Loaf. SugarLoaf Mountain is one of the 18 guided hikes featured in this year’s Hike the Highlands Festival. The MacDonald’s family annually hike SugarLoaf Mountain....Read more

Wed 18 Jul 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Island / Hiking Cape Breton / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Uncategorized Comments Off on Nordic Walking with a Moose

Nordic Walking with a Moose

Today’s walk was a bit different than the past. On my fifth day walking with my new nordic poles on Jersey Cove Road, I notice some big on the road. As I got closer I could tell it was cow moose and she could tell I was there. Strangely enough she starting walking towards me on the road....Read more