Cape Breton Island

Wed 15 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Island / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Pollett's Cove / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / /

Day 5 – Pollett’s Cove

Hikers had a beautiful sunny, fall hiking day to enjoy the Pollett’s Cove hike on Day 5 of Hike the Highlands festival.  Led by veteran guide Dave Williams, thirty -four hikers enjoyed the spectacular scenery at Otter’s Brook and Pollett’s Cove. Interesting enough it rain most...Read more

Tue 14 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 0 comment / / /

Day 4 – Sugar Loaf & More Spectacular Views

 The NHN trails hike in Cape North provided a scenic view of South Harbour along with Peak Tenerife and Sugar Loaf Mountains.  A picnic lunch sponsored by St. Paul`s Island Historical Society was enjoyed by all  hikers at Cabot Landing Provincial Park before embarking on Sugar Loaf mountain...Read more

Fri 10 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment / / / / / /

2010 Hike the Highlands Festival Opens Today

The 7th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival opens today with a Nature & Landscape Photography Workshop, Freshwater Lake Hike and Opening ceremonies.  The 10 day hiking festival runs from Sept. 10 to Sept. 19, 2010. The festival headquarters & registration desk are located at Glenghorm...Read more

Thu 09 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Bog Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / plants 0 comment / / / / / / /

Bog Trail – Interesting Plants

One of the more interesting trails for plants in Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the Bog Trail.  A short interpretive trail that takes on average 20-30 minutes to complete and that includes time for taking pictures.  A great trail to have a DSLR  camera with a zoom and macro lens for...Read more

Fri 27 Aug 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment / / / / / /

Nature and Landscape Photography Workshop with Wally Hayes

Hike the Highlands Festival will offer two Nature & Landscape Photography Workshops by Wally Hayes, professional photographer, on Sept. 10th and Sept. 11th in Ingonish . ……One of Nova Scotia’s top photographer, Wally brings passion and a great love of the outdoors along with...Read more

Sun 04 Jul 2010 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Walkabout 0 comment / / / / / /

Emily Forrest now in the Cape Breton Highlands

One of Nova Scotia’s amazing persons, Emily Forrest, is in Cape Breton Highlands, walking along the coastline  to promote the benefits of walking, the NS Heart Stroke & Foundation’s Walkabout Program and Brigadoon, a camp for children with chronic illnesses.  Emily will be...Read more

Sun 04 Jul 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / /

2010 Cape Breton’s 3 Peaks Challenge coming up – July 17

Ten teams have registered to date for the 1st Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge on July 17th.  The event has generated alot of interested by hikers as well the media community includng CBC and Canadian Geographic Magazine.  The Cape Breton 3 Peaks Challenge is all about hiking Franey, Sugar...Read more

Fri 18 Jun 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail 0 comment / / / / / / /

Middle Head Hiking Trail, CBHNP, Taking in the Sights

Today’s hike was about slowing down and taking in the many sights that the Middle Head hiking trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park always provides.  This seacoast hiking trail on the Middle Head penisula behind Keltic Lodge , provides great views of South Bay & Cape Smokey as...Read more

Sat 05 Jun 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking Poles / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / /

Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge

A new hiking event is coming to Cape Breton….on July 17th,  Hike the Highlands Festival with assistance from Cape Breton Highlands National Park will host the Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge.  Pattern a bit from the UK 3 Peaks Challenge,  hikers in teams of  four will hike 3...Read more

Sun 02 May 2010 admin Canadian Nordic Walking Association / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Skyline Hiking Trail / Trekking / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / /

Spring Hiking with Poles

A great month of April has brought spring hiking to the Cape Breton Highlands earlier than expected.  Spring hiking has its adventures – flowing streams, bridges out, windfalls, moose, wet trails and snow but  who cares when it is 15 degrees out and sunny.    One of the most important...Read more