Starting today, an update has been posted for visitors to Maine.
“As of March 5, 2021, exemptions from testing or quarantine are available for:
- Residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts
- Individuals that have had COVID-19 in the previous 90 days, or are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
People who are not residents of Maine will still be asked to sign a “Certificate of Compliance” if they seek lodging in Maine. This certificate indicates either that they have received a recent negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 10 days (or the full duration of their stay if fewer than 10 days), or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine, or that they are exempt due to being fully vaccinated or having had COVID-19. This compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging.
Moving forward to May 1st, 2021, Maine will automatically exempt all states, unless a state is otherwise determined by the Maine CDC as being high risk. If one or more states see a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirement to travelers to and from that state. The Maine CDC will publicly announce any such states when they are identified.
Masks/face coverings are still mandated to be worn in Maine.
If you want more information on Maine Covid guidelines, visit www.maine.gov/covid19/keepmainehealthy/faqs
What we do here at Cozy Cove Cabins will not change much. But if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.
Wow what a windy day we had on Tuesday. We had gusts of 60mph. I do not think there was any actual snow falling from above but any snow on the lake or on the trails sure was blowing.
Our guests who came to ride said that the trails are holding up. Trails around Jackman though are a bit icy in areas and simply have not much snow on them to groom. BUT going North and East, trails are “excellent”. Scott said there just seems to be more snow on the trails to work with.
Starting Monday March 1st, due to logging, the trails north of Arnold’s Farm, marked in red on the map below, will be closed Monday through Friday. Please respect our landowners who offer us the use for our trail system
We finally got some good snow to add to our base.
Last week, our riders found plenty of un-plowed roads to ride for the week plus some trail riding. Most trails they said were “decent” but had a lot of rough areas dues to lack of snow and over use. In town trails are alnmost always going to be abused.
Tuesday night, here in town, we did get about 8 inches. Pittston Farm is reporting 10-14 inches of the white gold. But just like here by the lake, they also had the winds. Last night they groomed toward us and to Rockwood. They hope to head toward Kokajo and NE Carry tonight.
Rockwood have not posted trail report but they did state “staked the lake from Rockwood cottages to Kineo, and from the landing to Kineo. We will be staking today from Kineo to the birches as long as it is safe. ” Please do not ride Moosehead if you do not see trail markings.
South of town, Summit riders state they got 8-12 but as all of us experienced a lot of wind, some areas will be rough and lacking.
There will be a lot of riders out this weekend so please use caution, slow it down and respect each other.
Another option is to take advantage of our mid week discount and get away from the crowded weekends. Our FB discount is 3 nights, arrival on Monday and we take $10 off per night. Our Website mid week discount is still 3 nights and $10 off per night but arrival can be Sunday or Tuesday. Be sure to mention where you saw the discount to get it. And as always any cabin specials, we will accept a check of cash only.
What more is there to say!
It is good to finally see snow on the mountains.
Over the weekend, we got some decent snowfall. In town, maybe 6-8 inches but in the higher elevations, there was more. Club trails around us say they started to groom or pan the trails on Monday.
After the snow on Saturday, some of our guests decided to try a ride out to Pittston. Mind you, the groomers had not been out yet so they had a bit of a rough ride. And when they got there, they found that Pittston Farm was closed. SO the moral of this tidbit is, if you plan a destination, hoping to get food or fuel, make sure they are open. Not only because of the weather but also because of Covid and Maine guidelines.
The latest from Pittston is that they will open this weekend.
We also heard from rockwood club that Moosehead is not safe to cross. PLEASE do not go if a trail is not marked.
Our club posted that our trails are now open. The groomers have been trying to do their magic. Some areas may still be showing some signs of “early riding conditions” More snow would be appreciated.
So continue doing that snow dance. With the way the season started so late, consider making a reservation for some March riding. I think winter is going to go out “Like A Lion”
Big Wood has been alive the past couple weekends with Ice Fisherman, both local and from away. The snow we had on Saturday put a hamper on it a bit but there were still many who roughed it out.
One group of 3 families set up their shack close to shore and even had a campfire going in our lakeside firepit on Friday. The kids had a great time.
Sadly, we do not have a trail report to offer.
We had snow in December, the trails were rolled and packed giving us a good base. Then it rained for Christmas and “all gone”. Last week we did get about 8 inches total around town. The club has rolled this too but there is not enough to actually groom.
SO our trails are still closed. We have seen some riders heading up north and riding unplowed roads but please, stay off any of our trails. We need to keep what we have so when that storm does come, the groomers can make it right.
In the mean time…
The new year started out with not enough snow to ride but there are other things to do if you need a get away.
The first thought is Ice Fishing! Big wood has at least 7 inches. There was so much activity out there on the 1st, you would think it was party time!
How about snow shoeing or cross country skiing? There is enough snow on the ice to do this or utilize the trails at Sky Lodge. If you do not have your own, you can rent them at Unity College: Sky Lodge.
Or maybe build a snowman or have a snowball fight? Just get outside and enjoy some fresh air.
What a crazy 2020 we have had. May 2021 be better: all of us healthy and safe.
The temperatures in Jackman did a major plunge this week. Yesterday in the teens and this morning we woke to a minus 4 with a feels like temp of minus 23.
At 7am our webcam uploaded this image of our frozen lake.
Sadly, at 8am there were no new uploads. We are not sure what is the problem yet. It has tolerated the freezing temperatures and below zero wind chill in the past so again, not sure where the problem lies. Stay tuned!
For now, we may just show the same image every day until we either fix the problem or get a new cam. Not very exciting out there right now anyhow. No ice fisherman yet and no snowmobiles yet. I will take a couple still images though because the sun shining on the ice and snow is quite pretty.