Posts Tagged ‘Acadien Hiking Trail’

Thu 15 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Sunny with a Breeze – Great Hiking Conditions / / / / / /

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

Sat 27 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 7 – Views, Clouds & Moose / / / / / /

Day 7 – Views, Clouds & Moose

Day 7 of Hike the Highlands Festival, featured three great hikes today – Acadien, Le Buttereau, and Sunset hike on Skyline.  Hikers enjoyed the great view at the summit of Acdien and community of Cheticamp. TripAdvisor reviewers rate Acadien hiking trail as one Cheticamp’s top...Read more

Mon 18 Jul 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 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 / Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain Comments Off on When you Believe, A Challenge is Attainable / / / / / / / / /

When you Believe, A Challenge is Attainable

Eighteen teams believed and took the challenge on – hiking three mountains in one day at the Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge, July 16th.  They all made it in safely and the organizers, Hike the Highlands Festival Society, are extremely proud of their accomplishments. Thanks to all...Read more

Sun 26 Jun 2011 Tom Wilson Acadien Hiking Trail / Benjies Lake Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail / Geocaching / Jack Pine Hiking Trail / MacIntosh Brook Hiking Trail Comments Off on Ecocache – CBHNP 75th Anniversary / / / / / / / / /

Ecocache – CBHNP 75th Anniversary

In 2011, Cape Breton Highlands National Park celebrates its 75th anniversary. One of the popular activities in this park has been geocaching.  This year geocachers who find all 5 ecocaches and complete the quiz will receive a special limited gold geocoin for their achievement. Geocachers will have...Read more

Mon 20 Jun 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Franey Hiking Trail / Les Amis du Plein Air Hiking Group / Roberts Mountain Comments Off on Amazing Day of Hiking / / / / / / / /

Amazing Day of Hiking

It was our first sunny weekend in weeks or maybe months, and all I could think of was hiking, taking off km in the 75 km hiking Challenge – Cape Breton Highlands National Park and geocaching. I was getting the car packed when I heard a loon call out loud a yodle in front of my […]Read more

Thu 16 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival Comments Off on Day 6 – PEI Hikers arrive / / / / / /

Day 6 – PEI Hikers arrive

Another sunny day provided hikers with amazing day for hiking on Day 6 featuring the Salmon Pool, Acadien and Le Buttereau & Le Chemin du Buttereau hikes on trails in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Today was a day, many hikers used their trekking poles. The PEI gang of hikers arrived...Read more

Sat 31 Jul 2010 Tom Wilson 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 Comments Off on A Challenging Experience – Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks / / / / / / /

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 Tom Wilson 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 Comments Off on 2010 Cape Breton’s 3 Peaks Challenge coming up – July 17 / / / / / /

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 Tom Wilson 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 Comments Off on Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / / / / / /

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

Sat 06 Mar 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Bog Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Photography / Trekking Poles Comments Off on 2010 Hiking Schedule Announced / / / / / / / / / / / / /

2010 Hiking Schedule Announced

The 2010 schedule of hikes for the 7th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival is out now…There will be 24 guided hikes over ten days – Sept. 10-19.  Three new hikes will be offered this year – Polletts Cove (18km), Money Point Light (14 km) and Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge ( 6km). ...Read more