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Sat 08 May 2010 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hiking 0 comment / / / / / / /

Geocaching Day at Cape Breton Highlands National Park

On International Trails Day, June 5th, 2010, Cape Breton Highlands National Park  and the Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association will host a Geocaching Day in Cheticamp.  The newest geocache is located on one of the most pristine coastlines in the park and coordinates will be released at noon...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

Sat 06 Mar 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Bog Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Photography / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / /

2010 Hiking Schedule Announced

The 2010 schedule of hikes for the 7th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival is out now…There will be 24 guided hikes over ten days – Sept. 10-19.  Three new hikes will be offered this year – Polletts Cove (18km), Money Point Light (14 km) and Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge ( 6km). ...Read more

Sun 21 Feb 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Explore Magazine / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Guided Wilderness Hiking Adventures / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / North River Big Falls / Photography / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands Festival Classics

The recent Explore March/April magazine talked about the old and new Canadian classics including Cycling the Cabot Trail, hiking West Coast Trail and much more.  So it was fitting to chat about the Hike the Highlands Festival Classics, Cape Breton Island. To make my classics list – a...Read more

Thu 11 Feb 2010 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / cross-country skiing / North Highlands Nordic / snowshoeing 0 comment / / / / / / /

February 2010 Events in the Cape Breton Highlands

Cape Breton Highlands National Park and its partner Hike Nova Scotia will be hosting a guided snowshoe 4 km event on Saturday, February 13th on Middle Head Trail beginning at 10:00 am. Meet at the trail head near Keltic Lodge, Ingonish Beach.  Contact 902-285-3009 or marie.stradeski@pc.gc.ca to...Read more

Thu 11 Feb 2010 admin Birding / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Geocaching 0 comment / / / / / /

Mild Winter attracting Visitors & Possibly An Early Start for Hiking

With the warm weather lately, our mild winter is getting alot of  hikers thinking this could be an early start for the 2010 Hiking season….  The warm weather attracted some visitors to our area that have not been seen in awhile – deer.. They look like about year old….  Other...Read more

Fri 05 Feb 2010 admin Backpacker Magazine / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking 0 comment / / / / /

Time to Start Planning for the 2010 Hiking Season

The March 2010 Issue of Backpacker Magazine is a great motivator for us to get ready for the 2010 hiking season.  The passion for hiking is rekindled with articles titled ”Dream Big and Stay on Budget”,  “Take your Best Photos Ever”,  and “Hike Further and Feel...Read more

Fri 05 Feb 2010 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Snowshoe events in the Cape Breton Highlands

Snowshoeing is a very popular winter sport in Nova Scotia this winter along with guided excursions.  Hiking Trails tend to look different in the winter with snow…thus the need for guides. Snowshoeing is a great aerobic sport to keep you active during the winter. Don’t forget to use...Read more

Mon 07 Dec 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / MEC / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles / Trekking Trips 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

Christmas Gifts for Hikers

Lots of great gifts for hikers out there that won’t hurt the pocketbook.  Here are some ideas for you :  1) a pair of smart wool socks, 2) a bear bell, 3) small mesh bag, 4) drybag, 5) a whistle, 6) a trail map, 7) a compass, 8) a watch with carabiner that hooks on […]Read more

Mon 19 Oct 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / / / /

Franey Hiking Trail and Mary Ann Falls

One of my favorite things to do in the fall when leaves are turning is to hike Franey and later visit Mary Ann Falls.  Did both this weekend with my nephew and got lots of pictures. Unfortunately, the leaves were not at their full peak but the streams and the falls were flowing good with...Read more