Posts Tagged ‘Cape Breton Highlands National Park’

Sat 19 May 2012 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Nature & Landscape Photography / Parks Canada / Photography 0 comment / / / /

Franey Hiking Trail Has Changed

You will notice driving up to Franey Trailhead in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, things have changed. The road is  wider, the parking lot has expanded. The Trailhead has been open and cleaned up. And there is more on Franey hiking trail : a)  1st hill – As you begin the hike you will...Read more

Mon 09 Apr 2012 admin Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Outdoor Gear / Photography 0 comment / / / /

Hiking Middle Head on Easter Sunday

It was a cool and breezy day when I got of the car and headed to the trailhead of Middle Head, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish Beach.  It wasn’t long on the trail when I switched apparell – put on a toque and winter gloves.  It felt like winter hiking today rather than...Read more

Fri 16 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Festival / Pollett's Cove 0 comment / / / / /

Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove Hikes

Two of Nova Scotia’s best seacoast hiking trails were hiked yesterday by close to eighty hikers in the 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival. Sunny and warm conditions made the return trip hot in the afternoon with lots of water breaks and stops. Both hikes had swimmers enjoyed the ocean water to...Read more

Thu 15 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Pollett's Cove / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Day 6 – Records Fall

It was a day when records fell and hikers were out in big numbers at Salmon Pools, Le Buttereau & le Chemin du Buttereau and Skyline hikes. The Skyline hike had the most hikers on any hike since the festival started 8 years ago with 75 plus. The total day of hikers was another record....Read more

Wed 14 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 5 – Beulach Ban Falls and Roberts Mountain

Hikers continued their quest for the Hikers distance award (25, 50 or 100 km) during the 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival. Close to 80 hikers enjoyed Beulach Ban Falls/Aspy and Roberts Mountain hikes on another sunny day. Beulach Ban Falls /Aspy trail was a new hike this year and received good...Read more

Sat 10 Sep 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / White Point 0 comment / / / / / /

Great Start for 2011 Hike the Highlands

The 8th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival got off to a great start with forty -two hikers enjoying the first hike of the festival – Middle Head in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  There were lots of hugs as friends said hi again. Sunny conditions and a great sunset provided some...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

Mon 18 Jul 2011 admin 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 0 comment / / / / / / / / /

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

Mon 27 Jun 2011 admin 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Benjies Lake Hiking Trail / Bog Hiking Trail / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Jack Pine Hiking Trail / Jigging Cove Lake / Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge / MacIntosh Brook Hiking Trail / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / plants / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / /

75 km Hiking Challenge – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

The 75th Anniversary Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 2011 has provided hikers with a new challenge – hike  75 km from May to October. It also provides you with a wonderful opportunity to see the whole park,  its great scenery, wildlife and plants. And of course to get in shape for...Read more

Sun 26 Jun 2011 admin 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 0 comment / / / / / / / / /

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