Sun 07 Jul 2013 admin Hiking Tips 0 comment

Hiking in Hot Weather – Some Tips

The first week in July brought some extremely hot temperatures…to the Highlands of Cape Breton – 30 plus degrees. Hiking in Hot weather requires hikers to be well prepared, understand & minimize the risks. Below are some tips for you. 1) Hike on shorter trails….know the trail...Read more

Sat 06 Apr 2013 admin Walking Wales 0 comment / / / / /

Wales – A Walking/Hiking Destination

Few countries can boast what Wales has to offer for a walking/hiking destination area. It is the first country in the world to have a continuous coastal path – 870 miles long. The Wales Coastal Path open in May 2012.  Wales is also home to 641 castles, the most of any country in Europe. It...Read more

Mon 25 Feb 2013 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / snowshoeing 0 comment / / / / / / /

Clyburn Valley Snowshoe Hike – Feb 23rd

Fourteen people enjoyed a great snowshoe hike on the Clyburn Valley trail and Highlands Links golf course on Saturday, Feb. 23rd. The above picture was taken on our snowshoe hike from the Nova Scotia webcam at Highlands Links Golf Course, Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Special thanks to my...Read more

Mon 25 Feb 2013 admin Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Island / Photography / Red ISland Hiking Trail / snowshoeing 0 comment / / /

Red Island Trail – Snowshoe Hike, Feb 16th

One of my favorite trails for snowshoeing in the winter is the Red Island Trail at Indian Brook, along the Cabot Trail in Victoria County. Why ?  Because it is nearby, 4km long, but provides you with 3 bodies of water – Barachois River, Atlantic Ocean and MacDonald’s pond and lots of...Read more

Sun 24 Feb 2013 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands / snowshoeing 0 comment / / / / / /

Freshwater Lake – Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

In 2013, Hike the Highlands decided to host three snowshoe hikes, one for each month and become part of the Hike NS snowshoeing series. Our first snowshoe hike was on Freshwater Lake , January 29th, during a full moon. The event was well received and attracted 24 people, from Sydney, Antigonish,...Read more