Hike the Highlands

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

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

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

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

Wed 14 Oct 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / /

Celtic Colours Hike & Concert – Oct 15

On Thursday, October 15th, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Hike Nova Scotia are offering a 3 hour guided hike to the summit of Franey Trail, Ingonish Centre beginning at 11:00 am.  during the week of Celtic Colours Festival. Meet at the parking lot at 11:00 am. by the Trailhead...Read more

Mon 21 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers, Partners & Sponsors of 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival

What an amazing 10 days of hiking ….with great people, partners and sponsors. The 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival will be a memorable event for so many people.  One hiker indicated how spirtual, uplifting and incredible experience this festival had been for her. She can’t...Read more

Sat 19 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / North River Big Falls / North River Falls / North River Provinicial Park / Red ISland Hiking Trail 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Outstanding Views on Today’s Hikes

Sunny conditions prevailed on Day 8 after early morning rain and over 80 hikers enjoyed hikes at Franey, Freshwater Lake & Look-off and Smokey Towers. Today hikes featured outstanding views and cameras were very busy.  The Outdoor Nature Photography workshop with Wally Hayes attracted a great...Read more

Fri 18 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Skyline Hiking Trail 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Skyline Hike and Moose

Day seven of the hiking festival concluded our visit to Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay areas in the Highlands.  Many were sad to leave as hikers saw incredible coastal scenery, moose & whales and enjoyed the Acadien culture, music & hospitality. Thanks to new partner Les Amis du Plein Air for...Read more

Thu 17 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles 1 comment / / / / / / / / /

Salmon Pools – A Special Place to Hike

There is something special about hiking along the river and hearing the water rush by you. Guide Daniel Aucoin ask us to relax and hear the sounds of the forest.  He also caught our attention when he would draw for prizes along the hike.. Mushrooms, toads, and cabins were just some of things...Read more

Wed 16 Sep 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles 1 comment / / / / / / / / /

Roberts Mountain Spectacular

Day 5 of Hike the Highlands was all about avoiding rain and we did it. All three hikes  we got in. The last hike of day – Roberts Mountain lived up to expectations & more. It provided hikers with spectacular coastal scenery. Local guide Tina Roach, Pleasant Bay, indicated the Mountain...Read more