Posts Tagged ‘Hike the Highlands Festival’

Thu 09 Sep 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Bog Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hiking Tips / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / plants Comments Off on Bog Trail – Interesting Plants / / / / / / /

Bog Trail – Interesting Plants

One of the more interesting trails for plants in Cape Breton Highlands National Park is the Bog Trail.  A short interpretive trail that takes on average 20-30 minutes to complete and that includes time for taking pictures.  A great trail to have a DSLR  camera with a zoom and macro lens for...Read more

Fri 27 Aug 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes Comments Off on Nature and Landscape Photography Workshop with Wally Hayes / / / / / /

Nature and Landscape Photography Workshop with Wally Hayes

Hike the Highlands Festival will offer two Nature & Landscape Photography Workshops by Wally Hayes, professional photographer, on Sept. 10th and Sept. 11th in Ingonish . ……One of Nova Scotia’s top photographer, Wally brings passion and a great love of the outdoors along with...Read more

Fri 20 Aug 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge Comments Off on Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge hiking trail Opens / / / / /

Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge hiking trail Opens

A new hiking trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park,  “Le vieux chemin du Cap Rouge, ” was officially opened on August 15th, on National Acadian Day,  with over 200 people in attendance  including former Cap Rouge residents. The ceremonies recognized the people &...Read more

Sat 31 Jul 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Franey Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Comments Off on A Challenging Experience – Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks / / / / / / /

A Challenging Experience – Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks

The 1st Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge took place July 17 with 10 teams participating.  Pattern a bit after the UK 3 peaks Challenge, hikers were challenged to hike  Franey, Sugar Loaf and Acadien mountains in 12 hours or less which also included 2.5 hrs driving to the mountains. Each...Read more

Sun 25 Jul 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Photography Comments Off on Photography Special – Explore / / / / / / / /

Photography Special – Explore

The July /August edition of Explore Canada’s Outdoor Magazine has an article that caught my eye – ” Shoot Like a Pro ” Compiled by George Nathan.. This article provides 63 tips by some of Canada’s top outdoor photographers… All these pro tips can be useful...Read more

Sun 04 Jul 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Trekking Poles Comments Off on 2010 Cape Breton’s 3 Peaks Challenge coming up – July 17 / / / / / /

2010 Cape Breton’s 3 Peaks Challenge coming up – July 17

Ten teams have registered to date for the 1st Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge on July 17th.  The event has generated alot of interested by hikers as well the media community includng CBC and Canadian Geographic Magazine.  The Cape Breton 3 Peaks Challenge is all about hiking Franey, Sugar...Read more

Sun 20 Jun 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Tips Comments Off on Franey Hiking Trail – One of the top Ten in Atlantic Canada / / / /

Franey Hiking Trail – One of the top Ten in Atlantic Canada

Franey Hiking trail in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park was rated as one of the top ten hiking trails in Atlantic Canada by Saltscapes Magazine in their tenth year anniversary issue  featuring 100 reasons to love Atlantic Canada. …The accolade by Saltscape is no surprise to Hike the...Read more

Fri 18 Jun 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Middlehead Hiking Trail Comments Off on Middle Head Hiking Trail, CBHNP, Taking in the Sights / / / / / / /

Middle Head Hiking Trail, CBHNP, Taking in the Sights

Today’s hike was about slowing down and taking in the many sights that the Middle Head hiking trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park always provides.  This seacoast hiking trail on the Middle Head penisula behind Keltic Lodge , provides great views of South Bay & Cape Smokey as...Read more

Sat 05 Jun 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 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 / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Tips / Nordic Walking Poles / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Trekking Poles Comments Off on Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / / / / / /

Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge

A new hiking event is coming to Cape Breton….on July 17th,  Hike the Highlands Festival with assistance from Cape Breton Highlands National Park will host the Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge.  Pattern a bit from the UK 3 Peaks Challenge,  hikers in teams of  four will hike 3...Read more

Sat 06 Mar 2010 Tom Wilson 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Acadien Hiking Trail / Bog Hiking Trail / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / NS Provincial Hiking Trails / Photography / Trekking Poles Comments Off on 2010 Hiking Schedule Announced / / / / / / / / / / / / /

2010 Hiking Schedule Announced

The 2010 schedule of hikes for the 7th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival is out now…There will be 24 guided hikes over ten days – Sept. 10-19.  Three new hikes will be offered this year – Polletts Cove (18km), Money Point Light (14 km) and Le vieux chemin du Cap-Rouge ( 6km). ...Read more