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Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Michael Haynes
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Book Description

July 13 2012

This revised edition has new and detailed information on 40 new hiking trails on Cape Breton Island, ranging from its very northern tip at Money Point all the way to the Ghost Beach Trail, which begins as soon as you cross the Canso Causeway. This hands-on account of the most enjoyable, challenging, family-oriented, and entertaining hiking trails in Cape Breton have been personally mapped, explored, and conquered by the author and provide accurate, helpful and poignant tips and pointers on how to enjoy each of these hikes — from a quick stroll after lunch to full and multi-day excursions.

This new and revised edition of Hiking Trails of Cape Breton takes us to new places and uncovers new trails, all designed to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date information about the delights (and possible hazards) of self-propelled excursions into the woods and mountains in and around the highlands and lowlands of Cape Breton.

As well as instructions for finding each trail and descriptions of the trails themselves, this revised edition of Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, includes maps and synoptic information on length, time, difficulty, other uses, facilities, and the correct topographical map to use. New to this edition are trailhead GPS listings for all hikes, and, for those who carry cellphones as safety devices, information about the often-uncertain reception in Cape Breton's mountains and woodlands. Also new to this edition are sidebars on plants, animals, historic sites, and other interesting features of the trails.


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Grab your hiking boots, water bottle, and a healthy snack and hit the trail! This new edition of Hiking Trails of Cape Breton profiles forty routes, from Money Point to Ghost Beach. In addition to providing instructions for locating each route and in-depth descriptions, Hiking Trails of Cape Breton includes detailed maps and synoptic information on length, time, difficulty, facilities, and the correct topographical map to use. Also found in this edition are trailhead GPS listings for all hikes, and, for those who carry cellphones as safety devices, information about the often-uncertain reception in Cape Breton's mountains and woodlands. Enhanced by dozens of images of the magnificent scenery, this edition features informative sidebars on plants, animals, historic sites, and other appealing features of the trails.

Whether you're planning a family stroll or venturing deep into the Highlands, Hiking Trails of Cape Breton contains all the information needed to make the journey both entertaining and educational.

About the Author

Michael Haynes is one of the leading authorities of the outdoors in Eastern Canada. He is the Director of TransActive Solutions, a company dedicated to improving the walkability and bikeability of Canadian communities. Previously, he was the National Active Transportation and TrailsCanada Coordinator of Go for Green and the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Trails Federation. Recently, Michael has worked on project teams developing a Pedestrian and Cycling Plan for the Regional Municipality of York Ontario, the Regional Trail Plan for Chatham-Kent Ontario, the Active Transportation Plan for the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia, the Hub Trail System for Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, and a rural trail development manual for the province of Alberta. Michael has conducted workshops on Active Transportation more than 50 communities across Canada and regularly presents on trails across Canada and internationally. Michael is a member of the Province of Ontario's Trails Coordinati

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5.0 out of 5 stars very accurate levels of hiking trails Jan. 17 2014
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Found the levels of the trails to very accurate, in length and skill level. Have enjoyed using this book to plan hikes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars met our needs Dec 29 2013
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Nice review of the trails and trailheads and suitable for our short one week trip to Cape Breton, adequate maps and trail information
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