Posts Tagged ‘Cabot Trail’

Sun 01 Apr 2012 admin Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Island / Dressing in Layers / Fleece Jackets / gaiters / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Red ISland Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / /

Spring Hiking – Red Island Trail

Like most hikers at this time of the year, it is hard to say no when the warm weather hits and its a beautiful day out there.  Off we went to the Red Island trail, Indian Brook, on Cabot Trail.  There was alot of discussion – will there be snow on the trail, can we […]Read more

Thu 04 Aug 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Dressing in Layers / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Packs / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Some Tips to Help You Plan & Prepare for Upcoming Hike the Highlands

With just 5 weeks away, it is time to start planning and preparing for the Hike the Highlands Festival, Sept. 9-18, 2011.  Here are some tips: 1) Determine your Hikes  - Review the list of hikes scheduled ie. trail description, photos & map. Determine the ones you would like to do and how...Read more

Sat 08 May 2010 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hiking 0 comment / / / / / / /

Geocaching Day at Cape Breton Highlands National Park

On International Trails Day, June 5th, 2010, Cape Breton Highlands National Park  and the Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association will host a Geocaching Day in Cheticamp.  The newest geocache is located on one of the most pristine coastlines in the park and coordinates will be released at noon...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

Wed 05 Nov 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 0 comment / / / / / / /

2008 Hike the Highlands Festival Photo Contest Winners

The judges have reviewed all the great photo entries and have made their decisions on the winning photos of the 2008 Hike the Highlands Photo Contest. There are five categories – Fauna, Flora, Humour, People and Scenery. The 1st place winners will receive a free 2009 Hike the Highlands Pass...Read more

Sun 26 Oct 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / /

Red Island Hike – Oct 26th

One of my favorite things to do in the late fall is hike the Red Island Hiking Trail located at Indian Brook along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.  Today I was using a Nikon D60 Camera with 18 mm-135mm lens and my pics came out nice. I didn’t use any filters but the […]Read more

Mon 22 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers – 5th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival

Wow… what an incredible 10 days of hiking. Great weather, an amazing camaradie & friendship among the hikers, interesting & challenging trails, and informative evening activities made the 5th Annual Hike the Highlands festival memorable. Thanks to you, our festival matched last...Read more

Fri 19 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Falls Day in the Festival & Mushrooms

Today was about wild mushrooms and they were abundant on all three hikes – North River Big Falls, North River Little Falls and Usige Ban Falls.  It was appropriate that our evening presentation was “Fabulous Fall Fungi” by Bethsheila Kent. Sixty plus hikers enjoyed the trails...Read more

Wed 17 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / /

“It was that kind of Day” at Hike the Highlands Festival

Day five of the festival involved three hikes, Bog, Benjies Lake, and Skyline. Over 100 hikers were on the trails today in our festival. The Morrisons from Scotland joined us today and the Caseys from Margaree at Skyline.  A hiker from Australia spent time chating with us before the Skyline...Read more

Sun 14 Sep 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Second Day of The Festival – Warren Lake & Jack Pine Hikes

  Seventy plus hikers enjoyed the Warren Lake & Jack Pine Hikes today in the second day of 5th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival.  The weather cooperate and the showers stay away.  NS Tourism Photographer Wally Hayes join us in the afternoon and will spent time with us for the next few...Read more