2009 Hike the Highlands Festival

Sat 26 Feb 2011 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Wally Hayes / White Point 0 comment / / / / / / /

Love at First Hike

In 2009, a young lassie, Sophia, from England came to Canada for a year to travel and work.  Her first stop was Hike the Highlands Festival…About midway thru the festival she met a lad from PEI who was studing at University of British Columbia. JF was working at Cape Breton Highlands...Read more

Thu 06 Jan 2011 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / cross-country skiing / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Jigging Cove Lake / Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / plants / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / snowshoeing 0 comment / / / / / / /

Thanks Marie – Hike the Highlands

Marie Stradeski, a friend and volunteer of Hike the Highlands Festival has left Cape Breton Highlands National Park and is heading for the Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia.  Marie was Heritage Presentation Officer III at Cape Breton Highlands National Park for the past 6 years. She...Read more

Mon 21 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers, Partners & Sponsors of 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival

What an amazing 10 days of hiking ….with great people, partners and sponsors. The 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival will be a memorable event for so many people.  One hiker indicated how spirtual, uplifting and incredible experience this festival had been for her. She can’t...Read more

Sat 19 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / North River Big Falls / North River Falls / North River Provinicial Park / Red ISland Hiking Trail 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Outstanding Views on Today’s Hikes

Sunny conditions prevailed on Day 8 after early morning rain and over 80 hikers enjoyed hikes at Franey, Freshwater Lake & Look-off and Smokey Towers. Today hikes featured outstanding views and cameras were very busy.  The Outdoor Nature Photography workshop with Wally Hayes attracted a great...Read more

Fri 18 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Skyline Hiking Trail 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Skyline Hike and Moose

Day seven of the hiking festival concluded our visit to Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay areas in the Highlands.  Many were sad to leave as hikers saw incredible coastal scenery, moose & whales and enjoyed the Acadien culture, music & hospitality. Thanks to new partner Les Amis du Plein Air for...Read more

Thu 17 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles 1 comment / / / / / / / / /

Salmon Pools – A Special Place to Hike

There is something special about hiking along the river and hearing the water rush by you. Guide Daniel Aucoin ask us to relax and hear the sounds of the forest.  He also caught our attention when he would draw for prizes along the hike.. Mushrooms, toads, and cabins were just some of things...Read more

Wed 16 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles 1 comment / / / / / / / / /

Roberts Mountain Spectacular

Day 5 of Hike the Highlands was all about avoiding rain and we did it. All three hikes  we got in. The last hike of day – Roberts Mountain lived up to expectations & more. It provided hikers with spectacular coastal scenery. Local guide Tina Roach, Pleasant Bay, indicated the Mountain...Read more

Tue 15 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Canadian Nordic Walking Association / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / International Trekking / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking News / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Trekking / Trekking Poles 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Nordic Walking – Hiking With Poles

Day four of  Hike the Highlands Festival was an important day for hikers – it showed us the importance of hiking with poles and the proper techniques.  It also emphasize dressing in layers and use of rain gear as the day involved showers. Our instructor, Linda Murray started off...Read more

Mon 14 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / /

Meat Cove Mountain & Cape St. Lawrence/Lowland Cove Hikes

Day 3 of Hike the Highlands Festival started with a new weather forecast- showers and rain. But luck prevailed and over 50 hikers enjoyed the  day hiking Meat Cove Mountain and Cape St. Lawrence/Lowland Cove without any rain. Both hikes today required good hiking boots and poles due to the...Read more

Mon 14 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Hike the Highland sFestival / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips 0 comment / / / / / / /

New Hikes Well Received on Day 2 of the Hiking Festival

Seventy plus hikers enjoyed summer like conditions on day 2 of the hiking festival. With 25 plus degrees, and new terrain,  the new hikes were well received - White Point to Burnt Head and Coastal.  A great day for being  outdoors, enjoying great company & scenery, and  for taking...Read more