Posts Tagged ‘Cape Breton Highlands National Park’

Wed 20 Sep 2017 Tom Wilson 2017 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers

                      Middle Head Group Photo – Last hike of the festival Thank-you hikers for an amazing 10 days of hiking along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands and Northern Cape Breton. The 14th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival...Read more

Thu 14 Sep 2017 Tom Wilson 2017 Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / /

Squirrel Mountain

    The talk from the hikers today on Day 6, was the amazing view on top of Squirrel Mountain. The above video by Annette LeBlanc shows you this view. Other hikes today included Buttereau(s) – the Acadien families and Benjies Lake. This nice fall day was enjoyed by 84 hikers on...Read more

Fri 08 Sep 2017 Tom Wilson Broad Cove Mountain 0 comment / / / / / / /

Great Start on Day 1

              Photo Credit – Jenny Symes The 14th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival, Sept. 8-17, 2017,  got off to great start with a hike to Broad Cove Mountain on Day 1 in the evening. This hike provided an amazing panoramic view of North Ingonish to...Read more

Wed 02 Aug 2017 Tom Wilson CBH 3 Peaks Challenge Comments Off on 2017 3 Peaks Challenge – A success / / / / / / / / /

2017 3 Peaks Challenge – A success

  The 2017 Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge took place with a full house of teams plus more.  The road to the Aspy Trail was open for the event saving 4 kms …Yeh.   The event involving hiking three trails – two mountains and one coastal trail on cobblestone...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Clyburn Valley / /

Clyburn Valley

                      The last day of the Hike the Highlands Festival featured the Clyburn Valley hike . Nineteen hikers enjoy this peaceful and serene walk thru hardwood stands along the Clyburn River. You will also pass by the Highlands Links...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Mica Hill & White Point / / /

Mica Hill & White Point

                  Mica Hill and White Point were the featured hikes on Day 9 of the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival.  Sunny conditions provided a few sun burns today. Mica Hill hiking trail takes you thru an Acadian Mixed Forest up to wind swept...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on North River Falls – A True Adventure / / / / / / /

North River Falls – A True Adventure

  Hiking to Nova Scotia’s highest waterfalls, North River, at 105 feet was the highlight for many hikers on Day 8 (Sept. 16,) of the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival. The 18 km return trail in a wilderness area, provides a true adventure especially past the middle section with ups and...Read more