Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Thu 18 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / /

Day 6 – Salmon Pools & Fishing Cove Hikes

  70 plus Hikers on Salmon Pools and Fishing Cove trails enjoyed perfect hiking conditions on day 6 of the Hike the Highlands Festival.  It was sunny, not too hot and there was a breeze. Hikers enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Salmon pools trail with guide Daniel Aucoin. The 12.2 km...Read more

Wed 10 Sep 2014 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail 0 comment / / / /

Bull Moose and the Rutting Season

  Did you know the first full moon in September is the start of the rutting season for moose in northern Cape Breton. A number of us learn that last year at Hike the Highlands after returning from our sunset hike.   Not sure what rutting means, well its mating & breeding time for moose....Read more

Thu 19 Sep 2013 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day 6 – Amazing Day of Hiking at Hike the Highlands

The day began with another great sunrise. Followed by a peaceful and solitude hike along Cheticamp River and Salmon Pools. Off to waterfalls at Corney Brook. And then the grand finale – a sunset, full moon and three moose (1 cow and 2 bull)  on Skyline. Later found out by our great waitress...Read more

Wed 18 Sep 2013 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 5 – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  The Hike the Highlands festival is fortunate to have in our own backyard the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It has been a valuable partner in all 10 years of our festival and provided some great hiking trails for hikers to enjoy during the 10 day festival. Today’s hikes took part...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

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

Fri 14 Dec 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography 0 comment / / / / / /

Nikon P7700 Review

I thought I would begin this post with a short video of the Nikon P7700 to introduce you to the camera and some of its features. This camera replaces the Nikon P7100, 7000, 6000 and 5000 models. I owned the Nikon P6000 model and used it extensively when hiking as it was easily & quickly...Read more

Tue 04 Sep 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike Nova Scotia 0 comment / / / / / / /

Cape Breton Hiking Challenges – 2012

  It has been a great year for hiking challenges on Cape Breton Island and it is not over yet.  It started with Hike Nova Scotia ‘s Distance award – 150, 250 & 500 km in snowshoeing, hiking and walking. Then Cape Breton Highlands National Park issue the Highlands Challenge...Read more

Sun 24 Jun 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Branch Pond Look-off Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / /

Surprises on the Branch Pond Look-off Trail

It was a day full of surprises….first the weather changed from an overcast day to hot sunny day – 20 plus degrees. Then I saw my first spruce grouse of the year.  At the 1st look-off, I caught up with and met a nice couple from Pennsylvania who were bird watchers. We had a nice...Read more