Posts Tagged ‘Hike the Highlands Festival’

Thu 15 Sep 2016 admin Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / / /

Sunny with a Breeze – Great Hiking Conditions

Today’s weather, sunny with a breeze on Day 5 of Hike the Highlands Festival, provided perfect hiking conditions for the three hikes today. Acadien, Le Buttereau & Le Chemin du Buttereau,  and Cheticamp Gypsum Mine Trail were well attended with over 100 hikers. The Acadien trail  with...Read more

Wed 14 Sep 2016 admin Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Northern Cape Breton 0 comment / / / / / /

Aspy Trail – Most Popular Hike

                  Photo credit – Marcel Arsenault The Aspy Trail & Beulach Ban Falls continues to be the most popular hiking trail during the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival. Hikers enjoyed the peace and tranquility this trail offered and the...Read more

Tue 13 Sep 2016 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / / /

Great Start to Hiking Festival – Day 1 & 2

                    The 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival got off to a great start with an evening hike at Jack Pine and opening ceremonies on Day 1;  There were   three hikes on Day 2 that attracted over 100 hiker.  Hikes included a sunrise hike...Read more

Tue 13 Sep 2016 admin Cape St. Lawrence Hike / Hike the Highlands Festival / Meat Cove Mountain 0 comment / / / / / / / /

Meat Cove Welcomes Hikers

                        Meat Cove Welcome Centre was the venue for Day 3 hikes during Hike the Highlands Festival.  Over 100 hikers enjoyed the three hikes – Cape St. Lawrence (photo below),  Meat Cove Mountain ( photo above) and...Read more

Mon 05 Sep 2016 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival 0 comment / / / / /

Aspy Trail – Back Again

  Once a very popular hiking and cross-country ski trail in the 80’s & 90’s , the Aspy Trail seemed to fallen on hard times. It was actually closed for awhile but the Northern Cape Breton Development Society (Top of the Island)  encouraged the Cape Breton Highlands National...Read more

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