Victoria County Fall Guided Hikes 2018

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Fall 2018 Guided Hikes – Victoria County

Hike NS Fall Guided Hike Series 2018

Hike Nova Scotia and 30 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2018 Fall Guided Hike Series from September to November. There are 58 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win “trail prizes.” Most hikes are free and some require pre-registration. Hike NS thanks its partners for organizing the hikes on the ground as well as MEC, Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Check out details in the schedule found at www.hikenovascotia.ca

For Fall Guided Hikes 2018 offered by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, please see the following downloadable for your convenience:

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Fall Hiking Series 2018 in Partnership with Hike NS

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Fall Guided Hikes 2018 – Cape Breton Region
(Cape Breton Island)

Participants may win a “trail” prize. Thanks to our local partners for organizing the hikes on the ground and to MEC, Goose Lane Editions and the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support. Hikes are free or low-cost and some require pre-registration​. See the details below for each hike. When hiking, always be prepared for the conditions. FallGuidedHikes2018CapeBreton

Pre-Event: September 29th, 2018

MacNaughton Brook Falls Trail Guided Hike – Wagmatcook

10:00 AM
Free
10 km, Moderate Hike
Take Hwy 105 to the Wagmatcook First Nation (Across from the Wagmatcook Fire Department), turn onto Humes Rear Rd and go about 1.5 km up the hill. Park in the parking lot near the ball fields and Wagmatcookewey School.
MacNaughton Brook Falls is a breathtaking 25 ft waterfall, with viewing platform.
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Wagmatcook First Nation, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County and Hike Nova Scotia

October 6, 2018

Kidston Island Trail Guided Hike – Baddeck

1:00 PM
Free
2.1 kms in length, Easy hike
Meet at Baddeck Marine, located on the waterfront across from Waters Edge. Baddeck Marine will shuttle participants to the Island. Please bring food & refreshments.
This is a beautiful trail around Kidston Island with breathtaking views, so don’t forget your camera and tag #hikecapebreton.
Proudly Presented in Partnership by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County and Hike NS.

October 7, 2018

Humes River Falls Guided Hike – Wagmatcook

10:00 AM
Free
12.41 km, Challenging Hike
Take Hwy 105 to the Wagmatcook First Nation. Across from the Wagmatcook Fire Department, turn onto Humes Rear Rd and go about 1.5 km up the hill. Park in the parking area near the ball fields and Wagmatcookewey School.
Humes River Falls are so impressive and powerful. View the description at http://www.cbisland.com/5-best-waterfalls-of-cape-breton-island/​.
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Waycobah First Nation, Wagmatcook First Nation, Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County and Hike Nova Scotia

October 11, 2018

Celtic Colours Middle Head Hike – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

10:00 AM
902-224-2306
Free
3.7 Moderate Meet just beyond the Keltic Lodge (civic address: 383 Keltic In Road, Ingonish) Lat: 46.655391 Long: -60.372142. This hike is presented in Association with the Celtic Colours International Festival
Parks Canada Scott Aucoin scott.aucoin@pc.gc.ca http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/ randonnee-hiking/middlehead
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October 12, 2018

Celtic Colours Mica Hill Hike – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

10:00 AM
902-224-2306
Free
7.9 Moderate Take the Paquette Lake Road and park at the lake Lat: 46.834629 Long: -60.434124.
This hike is offered in association with the Celtic Colours International Festival.
Parks Canada Scott Aucoin scott.aucoin@pc.gc.ca http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ns/cbreton/activ/ randonnee-hiking/mica

October 20, 2018

Spinnigan Summit Trail Guided Hike – Breton Cove

11:00 AM
Free
Challenging hike On the World famous Cabot Trail
Either by the Englishtown Ferry or St. Ann’s (route by the Lobster Galley), drive to Breton Cove. Meet at the Alexander Smith Community Centre (just past #43610 Cabot Trail).
Please wear proper footwear, have walking/hiking poles, lots of water and lunch. Spinnigan is the highest point of the North Shore at 363 m. Lakes at 333 m.
Proudly Presented By:
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County, Victoria County and Hike Nova Scotia
naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca
naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/f all-harvest-activefest

October 27, 2018

Tenerife Trail Guided Hike – Dingwall 

10:00 AM

Free

Challenging hike. The trail starts directly across a fairly large parking area 4.2 km from the intersection of The World Famous Cabot Trail at Cape North and Bay St. Lawrence Rd. The first section of trail leads you into the valley to the left of The Peak and is a gradual climb of 100 meters. The top section is quite steep with loose rocks and offers a magnificent view of North Harbour and area including St. Paul Island.

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County and Hike NS

naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca
naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/fall-harvest-activefest

November 3, 2018 

Franey Trail Guided Hike – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

11:00 AM
Free 7.62 km Challenging hike.
Drive north from the Ingonish Beach campground for 1.5 kms, go past the church on the right and golf course and over the Clyburn bridge. Take the next left at Franey Trail sign. Continue on this road from pavement to a gravel road up the hill for about 1.5 kms to the trailhead & parking lot (230 Franey Rd.)
Climb 366 metres in 3 hours! Enjoy a panoramic view of the Clyburn Valley and Middle Head. So don’t forget your camera and tag #hikecapebreton.
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County, Hike Nova Scotia and Cape breton Highlands National Park
 naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/f all-harvest-activefest

November 4, 2018

Broad Cove Mountain Guided Hike-Cape Breton Highlands National Park

11:00 AM –  Warren Lake Guided Hike will Follow Afterwards (12:30 pm start)

Free
2.3 Challenging hike
Meet at the small parking lot about 1/3 of the way in on the 2-km road to Warren Lake Lat: 46.715114 Long: -60.370568.
This switchback trail leads through a dense forest of softwood to the top of Broad Cove Mountain for exceptional views. You climb 168 m over a distance of 1.6 km. So don’t forget your camera and tag #hikecapebreton.
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County, Hike Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Highlands National Park
naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca naturallyactivevictoriacounty.com/events/f all-harvest-activefest

November 4, 2018

Warren Lake Trail Guided Hike – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

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12:30 pm – Taking place after the Broad Cove Mountain Guided Hike (11 am start)
For a relaxing early afternoon hike, this level trail is hard to beat. The trail hugs the shoreline of the park’s largest lake and is alive with wildlife. A wide variety of birds flit through the trees and there is evidence of larger animals like moose and bear. Quiet hikers may catch a glimpse of one of these elusive animals.

 

Length: 4.7 km / 2.9 mi (loop)

Rating: Moderate
Elevation: 15 m (50 ft)
Time: 1.5 hours
Significant features: Acadian forest, lake Level trail. Rugged with wet sections.

Trailhead
At the Warren Lake picnic area or from the connector trail (1.6 km) across from Broad Cove Campground

Lat: 46.713207 Long: -60.383985

Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011, Victoria County, Hike Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Highlands National Park

 

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THANK  YOU

Volunteers, leaders, community groups, service providers, facility operators, participants and partners for their continued support, contribution and tremendous efforts to the Successful 2018 Fall Hiking Series in Victoria County and the 7th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest 2018, it’s truly appreciated.  

Thank You to Our Sponsors for Your Continued Community Support Since 2011 – It is Always Appreciated. We couldn’t have done this Without You:

  • ACOA
  • Hike NS
  • Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011
  • Victoria County
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Parks Canada

About Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011

Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator - Municipality of the County of Victoria
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