Victoria County Hiking Trails

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

Sun 28 Jun 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / 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 Festival / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Trekking / Trekking Poles / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Franey – A Fitness Hike with Poles and Smart Wool Socks

  It has been foggy this past weekend with drizzle so I decided to do a fitness hike and get some exercise in on one of my favorite trails – Franey in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  I took out my nordic walking poles,  put my smart wool socks on – a different type this...Read more

Mon 22 Jun 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Photography / Trekking Poles / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Coastal Hiking Trail – A new Hike in 2009

The Coastal Hiking trail will be one of the new hikes featured  in the 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival.  This trail is located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and is approximately 5.6kms one way. It features Atlantic Coastline, coastal forest, sea birds and some difficult sections...Read more

Fri 22 May 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Gros Morne National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Canada’s Best Parks

The June edition of  Explore Magazine has a great article of Canada’s Best of our Parks – National and Provincial. Two parks from Atlantic Canada made the list – Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Gros Morne National Park. Two of my favorite places to hike.  A few surprises...Read more

Sun 10 May 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / /

Clyburn Valley Hike full of surprises

Every once in awhile you get lucky with some pictures – being in the right place at right time. That is how I can describe my hike recently on the Clyburn Valley Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  It was full of surprises with flora and fauna and of course great scenery. I...Read more

Fri 10 Apr 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Explore Magazine / Hike the Highland sFestival / Tweetdeck / twhirl / Twitpic / Twitter / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Hike the Highlands is on Twitter

Join our community on twitter – http://twitter.com/hikethehighland  and be in the loop…and up-to-date with hiking news.  Twitter allows you 140 characters – roughly two sentences and uses tinyurl for web url’s.  If you text message alot – twitter is made for you....Read more

Mon 23 Feb 2009 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / North River Big Falls / North River Provinicial Park / Red Island Guided Walk / Red ISland Hiking Trail / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Trekking / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands 2009 Hiking Schedule Announced

The hiking schedule for the 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival has been announced and it includes nine new hikes.  They include White Point to Burnt Head, Coastal, Lone Sheiling, MacIntosh Brook, Robert’s Mountain, Red River to Black Brook, Red River to Otter Brook, Le Chemin du Buttereau,...Read more

Sun 30 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Hike the Highlands – A Nova Scotia Must

Hiker Trish McCormick recently informed me that Hike the Highlands Festival has been recognized as a Nova Scotia Must by Allan Lynch in his new book (2008) ” Nova Scotia – Book of Musts -” the 101 Places every Nova Scotian Must See”.   Trish is one of Hike the Highlands...Read more

Sun 23 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / /

Great Horned Owl

Sometimes you get lucky when you are hiking and see some amazing flora and fauna. My wife took her sister’s dog Bailey for a walk recently on the Clyburn Valley Hiking trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and came across a Great Horned Owl.  Generally you hear an owl before seeing...Read more

Fri 07 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / /

Red Island Hiking Trail – Loses a Great Volunteer, Leader & Friend

Red Island Hiking Trail lost one of its great volunteers, leader and friend recently, John Graham MacInnes, who died at the age of 61.  John Graham was a tireless volunteer in the community, a municipal councillor for 23 years who held the positions of Deputy Warden and Warden for the...Read more