Posts Tagged ‘Ingonish’

Mon 19 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on North River Falls – A True Adventure / / / / / / /

North River Falls – A True Adventure

  Hiking to Nova Scotia’s highest waterfalls, North River, at 105 feet was the highlight for many hikers on Day 8 (Sept. 16,) of the 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival. The 18 km return trail in a wilderness area, provides a true adventure especially past the middle section with ups and...Read more

Mon 28 May 2012 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Island / Cape Smokey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands Festival / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Cape Smokey Trail – Great Coastal Scenery / / / / / /

Cape Smokey Trail – Great Coastal Scenery

With eight look-offs, Cape Smokey hiking trail provides the visitor with some amazing coastal scenery of the North Shore, Atlantic Ocean, and Ingonish area. This 11 km in and out trail located in a provincial park along the Cabot Trail, takes approximately 3 -4 hours to complete depending on your...Read more

Mon 09 Apr 2012 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Outdoor Gear / Photography Comments Off on Hiking Middle Head on Easter Sunday / / / /

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

Mon 18 Jul 2011 Tom Wilson 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 Comments Off on When you Believe, A Challenge is Attainable / / / / / / / / /

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

Sun 21 Feb 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Explore Magazine / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Guided Wilderness Hiking Adventures / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / North River Big Falls / Photography / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands Festival Classics

The recent Explore March/April magazine talked about the old and new Canadian classics including Cycling the Cabot Trail, hiking West Coast Trail and much more.  So it was fitting to chat about the Hike the Highlands Festival Classics, Cape Breton Island. To make my classics list – a...Read more

Fri 05 Feb 2010 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Snowshoe events in the Cape Breton Highlands / / / / / / / / / /

Snowshoe events in the Cape Breton Highlands

Snowshoeing is a very popular winter sport in Nova Scotia this winter along with guided excursions.  Hiking Trails tend to look different in the winter with snow…thus the need for guides. Snowshoeing is a great aerobic sport to keep you active during the winter. Don’t forget to use...Read more

Mon 19 Oct 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking Poles / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / / / /

Franey Hiking Trail and Mary Ann Falls

One of my favorite things to do in the fall when leaves are turning is to hike Franey and later visit Mary Ann Falls.  Did both this weekend with my nephew and got lots of pictures. Unfortunately, the leaves were not at their full peak but the streams and the falls were flowing good with...Read more

Wed 14 Oct 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Outdoor Gear / Photography / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Celtic Colours Hike & Concert – Oct 15 / / / /

Celtic Colours Hike & Concert – Oct 15

On Thursday, October 15th, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Hike Nova Scotia are offering a 3 hour guided hike to the summit of Franey Trail, Ingonish Centre beginning at 11:00 am.  during the week of Celtic Colours Festival. Meet at the parking lot at 11:00 am. by the Trailhead...Read more

Mon 21 Sep 2009 Tom Wilson 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers, Partners & Sponsors of 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival

What an amazing 10 days of hiking ….with great people, partners and sponsors. The 6th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival will be a memorable event for so many people.  One hiker indicated how spirtual, uplifting and incredible experience this festival had been for her. She can’t...Read more

Thu 17 Sep 2009 Tom Wilson 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Salmon Pool Hiking Trail / Skyline Hiking Trail / Trekking Poles 1 comment / / / / / / / / /

Salmon Pools – A Special Place to Hike

There is something special about hiking along the river and hearing the water rush by you. Guide Daniel Aucoin ask us to relax and hear the sounds of the forest.  He also caught our attention when he would draw for prizes along the hike.. Mushrooms, toads, and cabins were just some of things...Read more