Hike the Highlands Festival

Thu 15 Sep 2016 admin Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / / /

Sunny with a Breeze – Great Hiking Conditions

Today’s weather, sunny with a breeze on Day 5 of Hike the Highlands Festival, provided perfect hiking conditions for the three hikes today. Acadien, Le Buttereau & Le Chemin du Buttereau,  and Cheticamp Gypsum Mine Trail were well attended with over 100 hikers. The Acadien trail  with...Read more

Wed 14 Sep 2016 admin Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Northern Cape Breton 0 comment / / / / / /

Aspy Trail – Most Popular Hike

                  Photo credit – Marcel Arsenault The Aspy Trail & Beulach Ban Falls continues to be the most popular hiking trail during the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival. Hikers enjoyed the peace and tranquility this trail offered and the...Read more

Tue 13 Sep 2016 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / / /

Great Start to Hiking Festival – Day 1 & 2

                    The 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival got off to a great start with an evening hike at Jack Pine and opening ceremonies on Day 1;  There were   three hikes on Day 2 that attracted over 100 hiker.  Hikes included a sunrise hike...Read more

Tue 13 Sep 2016 admin Cape St. Lawrence Hike / Hike the Highlands Festival / Meat Cove Mountain 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Meat Cove Welcomes Hikers

                        Meat Cove Welcome Centre was the venue for Day 3 hikes during Hike the Highlands Festival.  Over 100 hikers enjoyed the three hikes – Cape St. Lawrence (photo below),  Meat Cove Mountain ( photo above) and...Read more

Mon 05 Sep 2016 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / /

Aspy Trail – Back Again

  Once a very popular hiking and cross-country ski trail in the 80’s & 90’s , the Aspy Trail seemed to fallen on hard times. It was actually closed for awhile but the Northern Cape Breton Development Society (Top of the Island)  encouraged the Cape Breton Highlands National...Read more

Sun 12 Apr 2015 admin CBHNP / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands Festival / Nature & Landscape Photography 0 comment / / / / / /

Preparing for the season – Part 4 – Set Goals & Challenges

While I am preparing for the season, I usually set goals and challenges to keep me motivated before and during the hiking season. I am fortunate that I live in a hiking environment that has no shortages of challenges each year. They include two in Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Hike 10...Read more

Tue 13 Jan 2015 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / /

Hike the Highlands – Snowshoe Series

Hike the Highlands Festival Society will be hosting three snowshoe hikes this winter(2015) in partnership with Hike Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Watch for the Hike the Highlands Sign for parking area. All hikes start at 10:00 am. 1)  Freshwater Lake – Saturday, Jan....Read more

Sat 13 Sep 2014 admin Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / /

Day 1 of the festival – Great turnout

Great turn-out for Day 1, Sept. 12, 2014,  of Hike the Highlands Festival.  50 hikers enjoying the first hike of the festival on Broad Cove Mountain trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Hikers were able to enjoy the great view at the summit – Warren Lake, North Bay, Ingonish...Read more

Tue 17 Sep 2013 admin Hike the Highlands Festival / North River Falls 0 comment / / /

Day 4 – Sunrise, Waterfalls & Mushrooms

You could tell it was going to be a good day when I saw this incredible sunrise at Ingonish Centre at 6:25 am. North River was the scene for two waterfall hikes today – Little Falls and Big Falls ( highest in Nova Scotia 104 ft). Red Island hike provided hikers the opportunity to hike...Read more