Posts Tagged ‘Hike the Highlands Festival’

Thu 22 May 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

2008 Hiking Schedule for the Festival Announced

This year’s hiking schedule for the 2008 Hike the Highlands Festival has been announced. The list of guided hikes has increased from 18 last year  to 24 in 2008. Some new trails have been added – Money Point,  Bog & Benjies Lake, Plaster Provincial Park Trail, NHN trail in Cape...Read more

Sat 05 Apr 2008 Tom Wilson Hike the Highland sFestival / Hike the Highlands / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Tips / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Backpacker has a Brand New Website / / / / /

Backpacker has a Brand New Website

Backpacker magazine has a brand new website with more features, more content on gear, hikes, travel, skills and survivial.  Lots of videos, podcasts and blogs on outdoor subjects. You can also join the Backpacker community -Post a trip, gear reviews, comment on forums, create a profile and much...Read more

Mon 31 Mar 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Plaster Provincial Park Trail – A Pleasant Surprise / / / / /

Plaster Provincial Park Trail – A Pleasant Surprise

What a pleasant surprise today – hiking the Plaster Provincial Park Trail. My wife and I had never done the complete trail before and usually spent most of our time at the picnic park as well down at the beach and cove.  We had landed on the beach a few years back when we sea kayaked from...Read more

Sun 30 Mar 2008 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on Red Island Hike by Snowshoe / / / / / /

Red Island Hike by Snowshoe

Despite being winter in the Highlands,  you can still enjoy hiking by snowshoe. My wife and I enjoyed a great hike the other day on the Red Island Trail . This trail  was part othe Hike the Highlands Festival last year. You certainly get a different perspective of the trail in the winter. ...Read more

Sun 16 Mar 2008 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Hike the Highlands – A Nova Scotia Signature Event in 2008 / / / / / / /

Hike the Highlands – A Nova Scotia Signature Event in 2008

Recently, the Hike the Highlands Festival received an accolade by being recognized by the NS Dept. of Tourism, Culture, & Heritage as a signature event in 2008. Our festival will be recognized and promoted appropriately in the NS Doers and Dreamers Guide in 2008, the Festivals & Events...Read more

Thu 20 Dec 2007 Tom Wilson Uncategorized Comments Off on White Christmas for the Highlands / / / / / /

White Christmas for the Highlands

Winter is here in the highlands and it looks like it will be a White Christmas for Cape Breton Island. Depending on where you live in the highlands, there is 50-100 cms of snow in your yard and it is only December. My wife and I went for a walk after work yesterday and I […]Read more

Sat 17 Nov 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Red Island Guided Walk / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on Fall Hike – Red Island / /

Fall Hike – Red Island

Today my wife, Heather, and I went on a late fall hike on Red Island Trail. It was overcast, and windy but still a nice day for hike.  We did the trail clockwise and found the views much better along the trail. It wasn’t long before we got to MacDonald’s Pond and starting see all...Read more

Mon 29 Oct 2007 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Cape St. Lawrence Hike / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / North River Falls / North River Provinicial Park / Skyline Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Uncategorized / Victoria County Hiking Trails Comments Off on 2007 Photo Contest Winners /

2007 Photo Contest Winners

The results are in and judges have spoken.  Here are the winners in each category with honorable mention. Thank-you for all the entries.   Winners – 1) Best Picture – Janet Hutchingson, Lawrence, Kansas, USA,  2) Best Scenery -White Point – Patricia McCormack, Port...Read more