14th Annual Event in September 2017!
A Fall Hiking Festival in the Spectacular Cape Breton Highlands
Hike the Highlands Festival
September 8-17, 2017
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
A ten day hiking festival on the Cabot Trail and Northern Cape Breton that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest.
Festival Updates & News – (February 17, 2017 )
2017 Hiking Schedule
Trail Descriptions & links will be added in the near future.
|Friday, Sept. 8||5:30 pm.||Broad Cove Mtn.||2.3 km||3C|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||6:00 am.||Coastal to Neil’s Hbr. Beach||2 km||2C|
|10:00 am.||Branch Pond||8.4 km|
|2:00 pm.||Jack Pine||2.3 km||2C|
|Sunday, Sept. 10||9:00 am||Lowland Cove||16 km|
|10:00 am.||Meat Cove Look-off||4.5 km|
|2:00 pm.||Meat Cove Mountain||6.5 km||4C|
|Monday, Sept. 11||9:00 am.||Tenerife||4 km||4D|
|10:00 am.||NHN||4 km||3C|
|1:00 pm.||Money Point Gulch||10 km||1B|
|Tuesday, Sept. 12||9:00 am.||Aspy||9 km||4C|
|2:00 pm||Skyline||7.4 km||3C|
|Wednesday, Sept. 13||9:00 am.||Squirrel Mtn.||7.4 km||3C|
|Thursday, Sept. 14||10:00 am.||Roberts Mountain||4 km||5C|
|2:00 pm.||Cabot Landing||4 km||1B|
|6:30 pm.||Sunset Hike White Point||4 km||2B|
|Friday, Sept. 15||9:00 am.||North River Big Falls||18 km||4D|
|Saturday, Sept. 16||9:00am.||Slatey Point||16 km||3C|
|10:00 am||Coastal – Jigging Cove||6.5 km||2B|
|2:00 pm.||Freshwater Lake & Look-off||2.3 km||2C|
|Sunday, Sept. 17||10:00 am.||Middle head||4 km||2C|
2) Our festival blog features two recent articles –Three Capes Track in Tasmania, Australia and b) Finding the Right Mix – Hiking cameras, looks at Nikon Coolpix A900 camera and the Canon Powershot SX 720 HS camera.
3) The 8th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge takes place Saturday, July 15, 2017. Aspy, Tenerife and Coastal are the three trails in 2017. Registration is now closed as the event is sold out. Thanks for your great support. Earliest it was sold out and less than a week.
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