Cape Breton Island

Sat 07 Jul 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment

Trip Planning Tool – A Wiki

With just 10 weeks away from 4th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival, it is time to start planning your trip to Cape Breton Island.  A very useful planning tool is a wiki. It allows you to communicate easily with family and friends in planning your trip together.   A wiki is a free web site that...Read more

Fri 06 Jul 2007 admin Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment

Uisge Ban Falls Hiking Trail Video

Uisge Ban Falls, a Gaelic name meaning “white water”,  is located 14.5 km north of Baddeck. From Highway 105 take exit 9. A 4 km trail provides access to a 50′ Waterfall and a climax hardwood forest. The Falls trail is approximately 3.5 km and require about 90 minutes or less to...Read more

Sat 23 Jun 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 2 comments

Introduction to Nordic Walking

In the last post, I talked about Nordic Walking Poles. So what is Nordic Walking. To show you visually, I found this Introduction to Nordic Walking video on YouTube. Take a look and learn more about Nordic Walking.Read more

Sat 23 Jun 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 7 comments

Nordic Walking Poles

In the last few years of the Hike the Highlands Festival, there have been more hikers using Nordic Walking Poles. So I decided to do my research and find out more.  David Downer, author of Nordic Walking Step by Step and also an International Nordic Walking Instructor, states there are 12 benefits...Read more

Sat 16 Jun 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment

Hiking Tips to Start the Season

Start slow with short hikes ( 1-2 hrs) , then medium hikes (2-3 hrs) and later long hikes (4-6 hrs)until you get into shape.  Plan & prepare for each hike before you go – get a map or brochure of the hiking trail or do your research on-line.  Check out the terrain, trail rating,...Read more

Wed 06 Jun 2007 admin Birding / Blog / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Uncategorized 0 comment

Birding Workshop – June 9, Ingonish Beach

There was a birding workshop on Saturday, June 9th at Keltic Lodge Inn at Ingonish Beach. The Inn is located directly across from the Atlantic Restaurant.  The workshop was sponsored by Nova Scotia Birding Society, Maritime Breeding Bird Atlas and Cape Breton Highlands National park. The...Read more

Fri 01 Jun 2007 admin Blog / Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society / Cape Breton Island / Cape Breton Weather Watching for the Naturally Curious / Hike the Highlands / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized 0 comment

Guide & Author Receives Citation

Hike the Highlands Festival Guide and author, Bill Danielson received this week a special citation from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society at their annual conference in St. John’s, NL.  The citation was for  Mr. Danielson book “Cape Breton Weather Watching for the...Read more

Sun 20 May 2007 admin Blog / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 2 comments

Highlights of 2006 Festival – What were yours ?

There were many highlights of 2006 Festival for me. Meeting new hikers,  making new friends, Meat Cove Mountain hike and taking 130 pics that day with digital camera. But the one that really sticks out is the Franey Mountain Hike. Coming back to parking lot I heard fiddle music and I thought...Read more