Posts Tagged ‘Cabot Trail’

Wed 20 Sep 2017 Tom Wilson 2017 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Thank-you Hikers / / / / /

Thank-you Hikers

                      Middle Head Group Photo – Last hike of the festival Thank-you hikers for an amazing 10 days of hiking along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands and Northern Cape Breton. The 14th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival...Read more

Wed 02 Aug 2017 Tom Wilson CBH 3 Peaks Challenge Comments Off on 2017 3 Peaks Challenge – A success / / / / / / / / /

2017 3 Peaks Challenge – A success

  The 2017 Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge took place with a full house of teams plus more.  The road to the Aspy Trail was open for the event saving 4 kms …Yeh.   The event involving hiking three trails – two mountains and one coastal trail on cobblestone...Read more

Mon 19 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson 2016 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on A new hike – Foxback Trail / / / / / /

A new hike – Foxback Trail

                        Day 6 of the festival had over 70 plus hikers enjoyed the Skyline Trail, Foxback Trail and MacIntosh Brook. A new hike Foxback trail located in Pleasant Bay provided some amazing views of mountains as well the...Read more

Thu 15 Sep 2016 Tom Wilson Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Sunny with a Breeze – Great Hiking Conditions / / / / / /

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

Fri 18 Sep 2015 Tom Wilson 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 7 – Sun is Back / / / / / /

Day 7 – Sun is Back

  The big news on Day 7 – the sun was back. The morning started out chilly at 12 degrees but soon warmed up to a high of 27 degrees. Three hikes today – Branch Pond (14 km), Branch Pond Look-off (8.4 km) and White Point Sunset Hike (4 km). Day 8 hikes are – […]Read more

Wed 16 Sep 2015 Tom Wilson 2015 Hike the Highlands Festival Comments Off on Day 5 – Cheticamp Area / / / / / / / /

Day 5 – Cheticamp Area

The weather cooperated nicely with just a few sprinkles on Day 5 of Hike the Highlands Festival.  100 plus hikers enjoyed three trails – Skyline (loop) , Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge and Corney Brook on the west side of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. In the evening,  hikers were...Read more

Fri 10 Apr 2015 Tom Wilson Hiking Tips Comments Off on Preparing for the season – Part 3 – Fitness Level / / / / /

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

Sat 27 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain / White Point Comments Off on Day 8 – Roberts Mountain & White Point hikes / / / / /

Day 8 – Roberts Mountain & White Point hikes

It was cool and windy (30-50km) on the morning’s hike on Roberts Mountain. White cap waves averaging 2-3 feet high could be seen on the ocean. Toques, gloves and warm clothes were the norm on this hike especially on top and coming down the mountain.  Hikers enjoyed the great view of the...Read more

Sat 27 Sep 2014 Tom Wilson 2014 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park Comments Off on Day 7 – Views, Clouds & Moose / / / / / /

Day 7 – Views, Clouds & Moose

Day 7 of Hike the Highlands Festival, featured three great hikes today – Acadien, Le Buttereau, and Sunset hike on Skyline.  Hikers enjoyed the great view at the summit of Acdien and community of Cheticamp. TripAdvisor reviewers rate Acadien hiking trail as one Cheticamp’s top...Read more