Hike the Highlands Festival



Look for the 14th Annual Event – September 2017

13th Annual September 9 – 18, 2016 Held 


The festival featured two new events this year, Foxback in Pleasant Bay and the Gypsum Trail in Cheticamp. There was also be a sunrise hike on Cape Smokey (Smokey Towers) and a sunset hike on Warren Lake.

Twenty-five guided hikes were scheduled along the Cabot Trail and northern Cape Breton.  About half of the hikes were in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Festival events also took place in the communities of Neils Harbour, White Point, Aspy Bay, Sugar Loaf, Bay St. Lawrence, Meat Cove, Big Intervale, Pleasant Bay and Cheticamp.

The festival is noted for its social activities with evening events and presentations.

A highlight of each hike is the group photo, a tradition that started in year one of the festival.

For more information on the festival activities and how to register visit the website at www.hikethehighlands.com


Hiking Schedule – 25 Guided hikes with trail descriptions and level of difficulty
Evening activities & presentations – a look at the schedule of evening activities
Registration – Online and offline registration information
Hikers Distance Award Program –  Information on 25, 50, 75, 100 km  hiking distance award program
Guides – Hike the Highlands Guides and Sweeps
Resources – Hiking resources – gear reviews, magazines, trails, tourism, outdoors sites, photography links



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