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Backpacker has a Brand New Website

Backpacker magazine has a brand new website with more features, more content on gear, hikes, travel, skills and survivial.  Lots of videos, podcasts and blogs on outdoor subjects. You can also join the Backpacker community -Post a trip, gear reviews, comment on forums, create a profile and much...Read more

Sun 16 Mar 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands – A Nova Scotia Signature Event in 2008

Recently, the Hike the Highlands Festival received an accolade by being recognized by the NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture, & Heritage as a signature event in 2008. Our festival will be recognized and promoted appropriately in the NS Doers and Dreamers Guide in 2008, the Festivals & Events...Read more

Sat 17 Nov 2007 admin Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Red Island Guided Walk / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / /

Fall Hike – Red Island

Today my wife, Heather, and I went on a late fall hike on Red Island Trail. It was overcast, and windy but still a nice day for hike.  We did the trail clockwise and found the views much better along the trail. It wasn’t long before we got to MacDonald’s Pond and starting see all...Read more

Mon 29 Oct 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / North River Falls / North River Provinicial Park / Skyline Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment /

2007 Photo Contest Winners

The results are in and judges have spoken.  Here are the winners in each category with honorable mention. Thank-you for all the entries.   Winners – 1) Best Picture – Janet Hutchingson, Lawrence, Kansas, USA,  2) Best Scenery -White Point – Patricia McCormack, Port...Read more

Thu 25 Oct 2007 admin Bog Hiking Trail / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Corney Brook Trail / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Jigging Cove Lake / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment

Cape Breton Highlands National Park Recognized for Their Work

At the recent Cabot Trail Tourism Solutions Conference at Keltic Lodge,  Cape Breton Highlands National Park were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for their valuable contributions as a partner for the 2007 Hike the Highlands Festival.  In the picture above are – Jocelyne Quann,...Read more

Wed 24 Oct 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment

2008 Festival Dates Announced

On behalf of the board of directors for the Hike the Highlands Festival Society, I am pleased to announced the 2008 dates. Next year’s festival will take place from September 12-21, 2008. “Hikers have been getting used to this time of the year & our great weather, and so it was...Read more

Thu 04 Oct 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment

Franey Guided Hike Video

Tina Shea took a number of pics on the Franey Guided Hike on Sept. 22 during the Hike the Highlands Festival. Using  the software from Animoto  I was able to produced a short video. It requires you to have 10 photos, so I added a few from my collection on Franey. You pick out the music...Read more

Thu 27 Sep 2007 admin Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / North River Big Falls / North River Falls / North River Provinicial Park / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment

North River Big Falls

Fellow Hiker and Guide, Mary MacDonald, recently sent me some great pictures of the guided hike out to North River Big Falls during the Hike the Highlands Festival. It was a beautiful sunny day on Sept. 20 and a high of 26 degrees during their hike. Guide David Williams led the hike with sweep...Read more

Sun 23 Sep 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment

Thank-you Hikers

Over 460 hikers enjoyed 18 guided walks during the 10 days of Hike the Highlands Festival. Two hundred plus hikers went to seven evening presentations and over 100 to the opening & closing ceremonies. Your support for the 4th annual Hike the Highlands festival was overwhelming.  Thank-you for...Read more

Sun 23 Sep 2007 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment

Thank-you to an Amazing Team of Volunteers, Partners & Sponsors

A ten-day festival takes a number of volunteers to put on and an organizing committee that is well versed, experienced and committed. Hike the Highlands was fortunate to have both, as well an amazing team of guides and sweeps to lead 18 guided hikes during the festival. My sincere thanks to all of...Read more