Hike the Highlands Festival



15th Annual Event in September 2018!

A Fall Hiking Festival in the Spectacular Cape Breton Highlands

Hike the Highlands Festival
September 2018
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 )

1) On behalf of the Hike the Highlands Festival board of directors, I am please to announce the 2017 hiking schedule as well the evening activities program.  Online registration is now open.

2017 Hiking Schedule

Trail Descriptions & links will be added in the near future.

Date Time Trail Distance Difficulty
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
10:00 am.
2:00 pm.
Benjies Lake
1.5 km
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
10:00 am.
2:00 pm.
Warren Lake
7.4 km
4.7 km
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.

4) Subscribe to our regular monthly newsletter and keep up with all the news. Our next newsletter will be coming out March 2017.  Please note when you subscribe to our newsletter, you will get another e-mail a bit later asking you to confirm. The festival is following Canada’s Anti-Spam guidelines & regulations approved in 2014.

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