Posts Tagged ‘Cabot Trail’

Fri 18 Sep 2015 admin 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 7 – Sun is Back

  The big news on Day 7 – the sun was back. The morning started out chilly at 12 degrees but soon warmed up to a high of 27 degrees. Three hikes today – Branch Pond (14 km), Branch Pond Look-off (8.4 km) and White Point Sunset Hike (4 km). Day 8 hikes are – […]Read more

Wed 16 Sep 2015 admin 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Day 5 – Cheticamp Area

The weather cooperated nicely with just a few sprinkles on Day 5 of Hike the Highlands Festival.  100 plus hikers enjoyed three trails – Skyline (loop) , Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge and Corney Brook on the west side of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. In the evening,  hikers were...Read more

Fri 10 Apr 2015 admin Hiking Tips 0 comment / / / / /

Preparing for the season – Part 3 – Fitness Level

It has been a quite a winter here in Northern Cape Breton and the highlands. It looks like it will be another month or so before the trails will be clear before hiking starts.  Throughout the winter, many of us have stayed active by snowshoeing, walking, skating, skiing and working out indoors (...Read more

Sat 27 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain / White Point 0 comment / / / / /

Day 8 – Roberts Mountain & White Point hikes

It was cool and windy (30-50km) on the morning’s hike on Roberts Mountain. White cap waves averaging 2-3 feet high could be seen on the ocean. Toques, gloves and warm clothes were the norm on this hike especially on top and coming down the mountain.  Hikers enjoyed the great view of the...Read more

Sat 27 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / / / / /

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

Wed 10 Sep 2014 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail 0 comment / / / /

Bull Moose and the Rutting Season

  Did you know the first full moon in September is the start of the rutting season for moose in northern Cape Breton. A number of us learn that last year at Hike the Highlands after returning from our sunset hike.   Not sure what rutting means, well its mating & breeding time for moose....Read more

Sun 27 Jul 2014 admin Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Good on Ya – 3 Peaks Challenge Teams

It is not easy task hiking 3 mountains in one day especially when there is heat involved. But 24 teams excepted the challenge and hiked Roberts Mountain, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Franey Mountain on July 19th at the 5th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge. The weather was 24 degrees with a...Read more

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...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