As I look to the right of our cabins in the Fall, I wait to see the peak colors, blue skies and crystal still waters just to capture this image.
Finally got it this morning.
On the right of the image is the old Moose Point Tavern. On the left side of the image is the beginning of the outlet to the Moose River.
We hit peak this weekend I think and already, many of the orange maple trees have dropped their leaves so it won’t be long now to see browns and then white.
Winter is on its way!
I chose to update this post as I believe now, October 5th, we are at Peak color. The drive up 201 has to be incredible right now. Here are a couple photos of our cabins and one of the mountains across the lake from us.
It has been a slow start to the colors of Fall this year. Of course driving up US route 201, I believe the changes started a bit sooner since it is a higher elevation.
Then earlier this week, we had a couple hard frosts and then rain and wallah! It started changing seemingly overnight.
Our favorite red maple in front of Zakopane is almost full bloom as are the oranges and yellows that I can see along the shoreline.
I estimate peak foliage to be by the end of next week.
If you are looking for some awesome photos as the colors change, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cozycovecabins
Driving back from Skowhegan today I notice the change in fall colors are really starting to begin
Our red maple in front of Zakopane cabin started to turn about a week ago so I knew it was coming but when you drive up 201 to Jackman, you notice the changes more.
.There is very little color in SKowhegan, but just past the Forks, I started to see the reds pop, then as I hit Parlin the orange and yellow colors started.
YAY! Looking forward to Autumn.
I am sure most of the east coast, as well as the country, agrees that this has been a crazy summer. Hotter then normal and here in Jackman, we have had more humidity then normal.
One thing that stays the same here at Cozy Cove is the incredible skies especially as the sun begins to set. Rain or shine, what a fabulous view.
Once again, Celie and Kevin did a float for the parade. Jurassic Park
It did not go as planned though. The T Rex intended to run after the jeep but Kevin found that the legs of the costume were just too short to run in. We also planned to have T Rex sounds coming off the jeep but due to some technical difficulties, it did not happen. OH well, they still won best vehicle.
The rest of the parade was fun as usual and the best clown?
This pretty bird rambled onto the yard strutting around like he owned the place. Walked up to a couple cabins then back. I think someone was feeding him and he wanted another snack. Pretty though.
Over the weekend, our guests staying in Jester, told us they saw a mamma turtle laying her eggs by the boats. What a treat for his boys to see nature in action. Dad told me that after the Turtle finished making the nests, she went into the water, turned around, as if to be sure her eggs were OK, then swam off into the lake. He said he took pictures but has not yet sent to me.
Earlier today, we found another mamma turtle laying her eggs. We saw her in one spot digging the hole: just fascinating to watch as she digs the hole with her hind legs. Then we left her alone to give her some privacy. About an hour later, we went back down, she was gone and it looked like she made 3 nests.
Of course, the first one made the nest right by our boats. We put a marker there. And this gal chose to make the nests in the walking path to the water. We chose to mark the areas with yellow tape.
Mother nature will do what it does but at least, the areas will not be stepped on by us.
Snapping turtles lay from 15-50 eggs and they can hatch from about 60-90 days. SO sometime late August or September, maybe we will see the babies running to the water.
Today is the first day of summer and I do believe it may have arrived in Jackman too. Beautiful days of sunny blue skies, gentle breezes, and cool nights. Wait, cool nights do not usually happen in the summer!
Ice out was May 5th this year and with that came the wind and leaving us with really high waters. This photo was taken on today while standing in front of the deck of Cabin 5, Our Best Western.
The water does not seem to want to go away? Clean up this year is not going to be fun.
May 7, 2018
The official ice out date this year is May 5th at 4:30 AM. With all the wind we had on the 4th, some think it may have gone out sooner but no one was awake in the wee hours of the morning. I do not believe we have a winner this year, except for me. LOL
The water levels are still very high.
I am a little late this year getting the contest up and running. Have no fear, you have plenty of time to get you vote in. We have had a really cold winter this year and right now, there is at least 3 feet of ice out there on Big Wood.
The ice out date last year was April 29th.
SO let the guessing begin.
So how this will work:
Choose your date and time then add your guess to a comment on this post. Including the time is a good thing in case multiple people choose the same dates. If the case, the person closest to the time will win. We can only accept one entry per person.
The winning date will be what the Town of Jackman records as the ice out date and time for 2018.
The winner will get 50% off one night when they stay with us 2 or more days or 1 full night free if they stay 4 or more days. This discount will expire December 31, 2018.
The deadline to post your vote this year is 8am on April 20th, 2017.
Please Note: Only one discount permitted per stay at Cozy Cove Cabins and our same discount rules apply. (payment by check or cash, cabin minimum must be met)
Watch our webcam at www.cozycovecabins.com for signs of change.