Posts Tagged ‘Cape Breton Highlands National Park’

Sun 12 Apr 2015 admin CBHNP / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands Festival / Nature & Landscape Photography 0 comment / / / / / /

Preparing for the season – Part 4 – Set Goals & Challenges

While I am preparing for the season, I usually set goals and challenges to keep me motivated before and during the hiking season. I am fortunate that I live in a hiking environment that has no shortages of challenges each year. They include two in Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Hike 10...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

Tue 13 Jan 2015 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / /

Hike the Highlands – Snowshoe Series

Hike the Highlands Festival Society will be hosting three snowshoe hikes this winter(2015) in partnership with Hike Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Watch for the Hike the Highlands Sign for parking area. All hikes start at 10:00 am. 1)  Freshwater Lake – Saturday, Jan....Read more

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

Day 9 – Three Hikes today

Today was a busy day on Day 9 of the Hike the Highlands Festival. Hikers enjoyed 3 hikes today – Ski Cape Smokey -4km,  Aspy -9km and Coastal to Neil’s Harbour beach -2 km.  Ski Cape Smokey is a new hike in 2014 with amazing view at the summit. Aspy received a lot of work […]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

Thu 18 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / /

Day 6 – Salmon Pools & Fishing Cove Hikes

  70 plus Hikers on Salmon Pools and Fishing Cove trails enjoyed perfect hiking conditions on day 6 of the Hike the Highlands Festival.  It was sunny, not too hot and there was a breeze. Hikers enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Salmon pools trail with guide Daniel Aucoin. The 12.2 km...Read more

Mon 15 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / /

Day 2 – Great Day for hiking

  Sunny and warm conditions provided some great hiking for hikers on Day 2 of the Hike the Highlands Festival. It began with Sunrise hike on Coastal trail near Squeakers Hole.  The sunrise did not disappointed.  The Jack Pine/Coastal hike followed and the day ended with Warren Lake starting...Read more

Sat 13 Sep 2014 admin 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / /

Sunrise at Coastal

Close to 30 hikers got up early and enjoyed the Sunrise hike at Coastal trail on Day 2, Sept. 13,  of the 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival. It was chilly around 5-6 degrees with toques, gloves and blankets part of the equipment list and a warm jacket. Below is a slideshow in sequence of the...Read more

Sat 13 Sep 2014 admin Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / /

Day 1 of the festival – Great turnout

Great turn-out for Day 1, Sept. 12, 2014,  of Hike the Highlands Festival.  50 hikers enjoying the first hike of the festival on Broad Cove Mountain trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Hikers were able to enjoy the great view at the summit – Warren Lake, North Bay, Ingonish...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