Posts Tagged ‘Clyburn Valley Hiking Trail’

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 25 Feb 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / snowshoeing Comments Off on Clyburn Valley Snowshoe Hike – Feb 23rd / / / / / / /

Clyburn Valley Snowshoe Hike – Feb 23rd

Fourteen people enjoyed a great snowshoe hike on the Clyburn Valley trail and Highlands Links golf course on Saturday, Feb. 23rd. The above picture was taken on our snowshoe hike from the Nova Scotia webcam at Highlands Links Golf Course, Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Special thanks to my...Read more

Thu 14 Jun 2012 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hiking Boots / MEC / North River Falls / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Breaking in New Hiking Boots / / / / / / / /

Breaking in New Hiking Boots

It happened, the part I dread the most, my hiking boots were wearing out. My old ones had served me well but the tread was wearing down and I was feeling rocks. Threads were going in key spots and one side of my boot was breaking away from the rubber.  I order my new boots […]Read more

Tue 31 May 2011 Tom Wilson Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Dressing in Layers / gaiters / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Outdoor Gear / Packs / Uncategorized Comments Off on Tips for the Start of Hiking Season / / / /

Tips for the Start of Hiking Season

Generally, the Victoria Day weekend is the start of the hiking season in the Cape Breton Highlands area for many hikers. You can expect wet conditions, some windfalls, cold temps, winds and much more. Here are some tips to get ready for the season: 1) develop a checklist for your hiking equipment,...Read more

Mon 20 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Clyburn Valley hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Smokey Towers trail Comments Off on Day 10 – Smokey Towers & Clyburn Valley / /

Day 10 – Smokey Towers & Clyburn Valley

Forty hikers enjoyed the last two hikes of the festival on day 10, Sept 19 at Smokey Towers and Clyburn Valley…..the sun was with us on the last day of the festival. It was a sad day for many us – saying good-byes …the days seemed to go by fast.  Alot of  new friendships were...Read more

Sat 19 Sep 2009 Tom Wilson 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / North River Big Falls / North River Falls / North River Provinicial Park / Red ISland Hiking Trail 1 comment / / / / / / / / / /

Outstanding Views on Today’s Hikes

Sunny conditions prevailed on Day 8 after early morning rain and over 80 hikers enjoyed hikes at Franey, Freshwater Lake & Look-off and Smokey Towers. Today hikes featured outstanding views and cameras were very busy.  The Outdoor Nature Photography workshop with Wally Hayes attracted a great...Read more

Fri 21 Aug 2009 Tom Wilson 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Bog Hiking Trail / Broad Cove Mountain / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail Comments Off on Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Staff picks: Trails / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Cape Breton Highlands National Park – Staff picks: Trails

Hiking is one of the most popular activities of visitors to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Staff have been asked for their picks of hiking trails to help visitors enjoy the National Park experience.  Ten were selected and they are 1) L’Acadien, 2) Franey, 3) Bog,  4) Jack Pine, 5)...Read more

Sun 10 May 2009 Tom Wilson 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Clyburn Valley Hike full of surprises / / / / /

Clyburn Valley Hike full of surprises

Every once in awhile you get lucky with some pictures – being in the right place at right time. That is how I can describe my hike recently on the Clyburn Valley Trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  It was full of surprises with flora and fauna and of course great scenery. I...Read more

Sun 23 Nov 2008 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Great Horned Owl / / / /

Great Horned Owl

Sometimes you get lucky when you are hiking and see some amazing flora and fauna. My wife took her sister’s dog Bailey for a walk recently on the Clyburn Valley Hiking trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and came across a Great Horned Owl.  Generally you hear an owl before seeing...Read more

Sun 21 Sep 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Clyburn Valley and Plaster Hikes – Last Day of Festival / / / / / /

Clyburn Valley and Plaster Hikes – Last Day of Festival

The last day of the festival provided hikers with a beautiful sunny day and easy hikes on the Clyburn Valley hiking trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Plaster hiking trail at Plaster Provincial Day Park.  It was a fitting way to close out the festival and say goodbye to...Read more