Posts Tagged ‘Hike the Highlands Festival’

Sun 17 May 2015 admin spring hiking 0 comment / / / / / /

10 Tips for Spring Hiking

I have learned over the years several lessons and tips to being prepared for spring hiking especially in the highlands of Cape Breton. They are: 1) Expect snow in May on trails, 2) expect high streams and difficult wet crossings. 3) Use hiking or trekking poles for balance and stability. 4) Wear...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

Mon 12 Jan 2015 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands 0 comment / / /

2015 – A New Year of Challenges

I have registered for my first challenge of the new year – 1000 km hiker distance award with Hike Nova Scotia. In this challenge you must walk, snowshoe or hike 1000 km in Nova Scotia.  In past years, I have came close, but close doesn’t count.  Fingers crossed for 2015. I am off to a...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

Sat 21 Sep 2013 admin Meat Cove Mountain 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day 8 – Meat Cove – Spectacular Coastal Scenery

It was day to explore and experience the spectacular coastal scenery that Meat Cove hiking trails has to offer.  It began with the Meat Cove mountain hike which offer two outstanding views from either direction of the big rock.  At lunch time, many hikers walked the boardwalk trail down to the...Read more

Fri 20 Sep 2013 admin 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Pollett's Cove 0 comment / / / / /

Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove

It is the day of the long hikes – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove but with great weather and scenery for hikers to enjoy. Pollett’s Cove hike is well known for its spectacular seacoast scenery. Michael Haynes, author of several hiking books, rates this trail as his most favorite...Read more

Wed 18 Sep 2013 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park 0 comment / / / / / /

Day 5 – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

  The Hike the Highlands festival is fortunate to have in our own backyard the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It has been a valuable partner in all 10 years of our festival and provided some great hiking trails for hikers to enjoy during the 10 day festival. Today’s hikes took part...Read more

Sun 15 Sep 2013 admin 2013 Hike the Highlands Festival / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail 0 comment / / / / / / / / /

Day 2 – Weather Cooperates

The big news of the day, the weather cooperates and we managed to miss most of the tropical storm Gabrielle at the Hike the Highlands Festival. The day began with a sunrise hike at Middle Head. Close to 30 people got up early and took in the 6:00 am. hike. It was well worth it […]Read more