Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

Mon 04 Jun 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Smokey Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 0 comment / / / / /

Sugar Loaf Mtn. and International Trails Day

Each year on International Trails Day, Hike the Highlands Festival Society gives back to the community with work on trails. Last year, 2011, volunteers hiked Cape Smokey trail, widen the trail and cleared the views at the end.  In 2012, the festival chose Sugar Loaf Mountain as it project. This...Read more

Sun 11 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Island / gaiters / Nature & Landscape Photography / Raingear / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Wally Hayes / White Point 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day 2 – White Point & Sugar Loaf hikes

Close to 100 hikers enjoyed the hikes on Day 2 of 2011  Hike the Highlands Festival at White Point and Sugar Loaf . It was a day to enjoy great coastal scenery,  a climb up a steep mountain and to prepare you with some wet weather. White Point hike provided great coastal scenery, the history...Read more

Sat 10 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / White Point 0 comment / / / / / /

Great Start for 2011 Hike the Highlands

The 8th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival got off to a great start with forty -two hikers enjoying the first hike of the festival – Middle Head in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  There were lots of hugs as friends said hi again. Sunny conditions and a great sunset provided some...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

Sat 31 Jul 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Franey Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 0 comment / / / / / / /

A Challenging Experience – Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks

The 1st Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge took place July 17 with 10 teams participating.  Pattern a bit after the UK 3 peaks Challenge, hikers were challenged to hike  Franey, Sugar Loaf and Acadien mountains in 12 hours or less which also included 2.5 hrs driving to the mountains. Each...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

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 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

Mon 31 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Photography / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Photography Workshops

The 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival will be offering Outdoor Nature Photography workshops during the ten day hiking festival, Sept. 11-20, 2009.  Instructor & professional photographer, Wally Hayes,  is reknown for his incredible photos with NS Tourism, Culture, & Heritage now...Read more

Thu 20 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Geocaching / Guided Wilderness Hiking Adventures / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / North River Big Falls / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Red Island Guided Walk / Red ISland Hiking Trail / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Checklist for Hike the Highlands Festival

With just 3-4 weeks away before the 6th Annual Hike the Highlands festival – Sept. 11-20, it is time to get out the checklist and start getting ready for the hiking festival.   1) review the hiking schedule and trail info and decide what hikes you will be going on as well workshops. 2)...Read more