CAPE BRETON ISLAND HOPPERS'
SYDNEY: YEAR ROUND EVENT OR PERMANENT WALK:
Will take place on Wednesday 14 May, starting at the Cambridge Suites on the Esplanade.
Registration begins at 1:30pm
Walk Start Time: 2:00pm
Walk Distance: 5k and/or 10k
For this event CBIH will walk with the NS
Heart and Stroke Foundation (Cape Breton Chapter) and for this occasion
we will sponsor a guided walk around Wentworth Park.
CBIH members and guest who would like to continue further, we will then walk to Rotary Park and the Green Links Trail completing a 10k circuit of our regular Sydney walk event.
Walk Leader: Elsie Buck
NOTE CHANGE OF START POINT FOR:
MONDAY 19 MAY, 2014
THE CANADIAN VOLKSSPORT FEDERATIONS ANNUAL NATIONAL WALKING WEEKEND
The CVF President Ethel Hansen challenges all Volkssport clubs and
members to accumulate as many ks as possible during this weekend; the
goal is to walk from sea to sea to sea across Canada.
The CB Island Hoppers were the recipients of the CVF Presidents
Challenge in 2011 for this same event. We are trying to accumulate as
many kilometers' as possible to achieve walking from sea to sea to sea!!
We can do it again this year with maximum participation from all members and don't forget to bring a guest as well.
Point has changed due to electrical contract work being carried out in
Mira Park during the long weekend to ensure the park is opened for the
seasons activities. Parks Nova Scotia has requested that we remain out
of the park at this time for safety reasons."
NEW TRAIL: DEVILS HILL AND DEVILS FALLS
Devil’s Hill Road
The story is Devil's Hill Road was named because a gentleman met the
Devil on his way home from Mira Ferry one night after a dance in the
late 19th century.
There were quite a few farms along the road that went to the Mira, a few
of them owned by German families. Devil's Hill Road is actually part of
the old French Road that ran from the Fortress of Louisbourg to the
It is a great hike to follow the old route which is still visible if you
look carefully. The Brothers of Charity had a monastery and forge that
used to help out the wood cutting barges that came in from the Fortress
along the river.
Devil's Hill Falls is along this road. Catalone Lake can be seen in the distance off to the far right
NEW LOCATION OF SP -
20 Boston Road, Catalone
Start Point is the parking Lot at
Catalone Recreation Centre located about 300 metres on the right from
the intersection of Hwy 22 and New Boston Road in the Community of
NOTE DIRECTION TO START POINT: Take Exit 8 from Hwy 125 (George Street Sydney) Follow Hwy 22 going towards Louisbourg for 22 kms and turn right on the Second Exit to New Boston Road. The same Exit is 7.3 kms from Mullins Convenience Store - Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge.
The closest Postal Address we could find is B1C 2G4
A Group Guided Walk that follows New Boston Road and The Devils Hill
Trail and Falls with views overlooking Catalone Lake.
Monday, 19 May 2014
Start Time: 2:00pm
Walk Leader: Rollie Coombes & Shirley Pettigrew
Guided Walk Event
Distance: Choice of 6** or 10k
Trail Rating: 2B