The trail head sign at Fishing Cove & Looking down into the cove
All Members Atlantic Volkssports,
The CBIH and DVC continue to ensure that you will have a safe and wonderful experience of memories long after this 2011 trip to Cape Breton has been completed and to that end as the October long weekend of activities are fast approaching we look forward to having all of you visit the Island, for a fun safe filled weekend of adventure in the CB Highlands National Park.
To ensure your safety the HNP staff have arranged a Trail Safety and Coyote Seminar for 1:00pm Friday 7 October at the HNP West Gate Information Center or as commonly known as the Cheticamp Entrance to the park.
The CBIH walk leaders and the National Park staff invite you to attend this most informative seminar that has been arranged solely for the volkssport members attending this weekends activities.
Due to the large numbers of walkers on the trail, we should not have any problems, however a seminar of this type will be a good learning experience for all of us whether a novice walker or a seasoned volkssporter that you could use when developing walk events in other areas as well. Please make an effort to join us
For those persons who have not taken advantage of the "early bird pass",this will be your opportunity to pick up a weekend park pass.
The DVC and CBIH cannot be held responsible for any violations of parking tickets incurred for the weekend.
The seminar will take about 45 -60 minutes and will give us plenty of time to proceed to the first trail/walk event for the weekend.
Hike to Fishing Cove
The CBIH Walk Leaders have recently completed a pre-walk to Fishing Cove!
Again, they want to impress on all walkers that this is not a trail for the casual walker, at best the walk will take at least 5 hours plus, therefore you will not be back for the whale tour at 2pm!
Fishing Cove participants should carry extra water and a lunch including snacks! Be prepared for weather conditions such as rain!
From Phyllis MacLeod, Walk Leader:
"With regards to Fishing Cove-please note the following:
- The estimated time includes having our lunch when we get to the Cove
- Folks should be reminded to wear sneakers/hiking shoes - sandals not recommended
- Due to the terrain, the use of walking poles is recommended. There are some areas that require careful maneuvering due to washouts etc.
- There are 2 entrances to Fishing Cove and we usually park some vehicles at the second
entrance and shuttle back/forth. We will work that out when we meet in the morning.
- The trip out is mostly uphill-we take our time...it is not a race!!
Fishing Cove offers a beautiful cobblestone beach and breathtaking scenery. The trail starts at the top of MacKenzie Mountain and continues on an 8km descent. The Cove was once the site of a Scottish Fishing Community."