Posts Tagged ‘Hike the Highlands’

Wed 14 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Northern Cape Breton Comments Off on Aspy Trail – Most Popular Hike / / / / / /

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 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Great Start to Hiking Festival – Day 1 & 2 / / / / / /

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 Tom Wilson Cape St. Lawrence Hike / Hike the Highlands Festival / Meat Cove Mountain Comments Off on Meat Cove Welcomes Hikers / / / / / / / /

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

Sat 13 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Sunrise at Coastal / / / /

Sunrise at Coastal

Close to 30 hikers got up early and enjoyed the Sunrise hike at Coastal trail on Day 2, Sept. 13,  of the 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival. It was chilly around 5-6 degrees with toques, gloves and blankets part of the equipment list and a warm jacket. Below is a slideshow in sequence of the...Read more

Sat 14 Sep 2013 Tom Wilson Hike the Highlands Festival / Wally Hayes Comments Off on Day 1 – Opening Night, Full of Surprises / /

Day 1 – Opening Night, Full of Surprises

  It was like a reunion, hikers from past years, returning to say hi and wish us well for our 10th Anniversary of the festival. There were lots of hugs. But there was also many new faces to welcome and to show them the beauty and mystic of the Cape Breton Highlands. Hikers came from […]Read more

Sun 24 Mar 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / snowshoeing Comments Off on Bay Road Valley Snowshoe Hike / / /

Bay Road Valley Snowshoe Hike

Early expectations of this snowshoe hike did not disappoint. The Bay Road Valley snowshoe hike provided incredible scenery and views. Twenty people enjoyed this special place.  It was last snowshoe of the year for Hike the Highlands and it will be certainly be remembered. Our guide provided us...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

Mon 25 Feb 2013 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Island / Photography / Red ISland Hiking Trail / snowshoeing Comments Off on Red Island Trail – Snowshoe Hike, Feb 16th / / /

Red Island Trail – Snowshoe Hike, Feb 16th

One of my favorite trails for snowshoeing in the winter is the Red Island Trail at Indian Brook, along the Cabot Trail in Victoria County. Why ?  Because it is nearby, 4km long, but provides you with 3 bodies of water – Barachois River, Atlantic Ocean and MacDonald’s pond and lots of...Read more

Sun 24 Feb 2013 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Freshwater Lake Hiking Trail / Hike Nova Scotia / Hike the Highlands / snowshoeing Comments Off on Freshwater Lake – Full Moon Snowshoe Hike / / / / / /

Freshwater Lake – Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

In 2013, Hike the Highlands decided to host three snowshoe hikes, one for each month and become part of the Hike NS snowshoeing series. Our first snowshoe hike was on Freshwater Lake , January 29th, during a full moon. The event was well received and attracted 24 people, from Sydney, Antigonish,...Read more