It-s hard to believe that about 10 days ago, there were still crazy snowmobilers riding the lake to get to the trails…
Last weekend, the temperatures were in the low 60-s with a warm factor (the temperature in the sun),
of about 80. Wow, it was beautiful out. The sun was shining through crystal clear blue skies and yet, everything was still white and pretty. Sun glasses were a must.

With all that warm sun, I knew that the snow was slowly melting. The mounds of snow here were slowly getting smaller and the lake was slowly rising.

The video on our weather report (should be posted by the 30th) titled April 26 shows the beginning of ice out on Big Wood Lake here at
Cozy Cove Cabins. Our “”bottom 40″”, (our lower yard) which is now under water, ends where the ice begins on the video. Even since Thursday, the lake/ice color is getting darker and darker which means the ice is getting thinner and thinner…soon the ice will break apart and we will see the last of winter.

So, even though open water fishing may not be possible on Big wood on May 1st, it will not be long. Worse case, I suppose, you can fish in our “”Yard”” ❗ It is open water 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆


We went away a few days and 2 snow storms hit Jackman ❗ Last week we got about 16 inches and last night, we got over a foot here at Cozy Cove Cabins.

If you have not tucked away that snowmobile, get on up here for some fantastic spring sledding. Give us a call and spend the weekend or even just the night.

It is about 40 today and a little overcast but the weather this weekend should be nice.

Reports form the Border Riders Club are as long as we have snow, they will groom the trails.

Another storm due on Monday…will it bring us rain or more snow ❓ Check back later.

I guess someone forgot to turn off the snow machine after we all did the snow dances in January. Please remind them to shut it off 😉


We have been getting calls about when the ATV trails in Jackman will be open. Many people are wanting to ride in April but sadly 🙁 , most ATV trail systems in the New England area do not open access until May. (Memorial weekend is the tentative date for this region)

Since the new laws took affect a few years ago which govern where we can ride: you must ride on designated trails; ATV clubs in New England have worked hard to develop relationships with land owners, put a lot of time and money into developing these trail systems, and had to set limits on their use.

April is “”mud Season”” and although this may be the fun time to ride 😛 , riding the trails now would just tear them up…affecting the whole season!

So if you have an ATV and want to ride, be patient. May is only one month after April ❗

But it is not too soon to make you reservation for your summer-Fall ATV trip! The Jackman region will have almost 400 miles of trails available to you this summer. 8)

See you soon ❗