It seems we are having our January thaw at this time. So far, we have had a great season for snowmobiling. Last week, the daytime temperatures began to rise but luckily, our nighttime temperatures dropped down below 20 so the clubs were still able to groom and riders still able to ride.
Then it got warmer both day and night. I think one day we hit 59.
Fortunately, a majority of the trails are holding up as we had a pretty solid base. As of today, February 25th, our guests say once you get out of town, there is some decent riding: up to the border and over to Pittston Farm were good. Many area soft but good.
Rain is expected tonight through most of Maine and then the cold front to come in Sunday night. There is a forecast for snow mid week but we will have to see what Mother Nature does.
I do not believe the snowmobile season is over yet. March is going to bring it!
A couple warm days this weekend have not ruined the trails in Jackman. Denise and her family did the border loop on this chilly but sunny day. They said the trails were in great shape, smooth and flat.
She shared some awesome photos with me today but they are here for the week so there will be more.
When she took this picture, she said, “With the sled turned off, the only sound you hear is the wind blowing through the trees. I could have sat here for hours.”
What a great snowmobile season so far. We have a great base and every week we are getting snow in small amounts which lets the groomers work their magic. We know you all come up to ride but there are a few events around town that you might want to attend. Support the trails and have fun!
On February 18th and 19th is a Groomer Fundraiser at the Long Pond Grooming Headquarters. From 8am to 4pm, they will have breakfast sammies, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and chicken sammies. All DONATIONS go toward grooming operations. By snowmobile, they are right off the loop trail. If you want to drive over, take the 6/15 to Loop Road.
March 4th is “Reggie’s Ride”. which is a family ride from downtown Jackman to Arnold Farm Sugar House for a tour. Then back to the Northland for dinner and AUCTION.
March 5th is the Turner Pond Breakfast – ride your sled or drive into Turner Pond for breakfast between 8am and 11am. Everyone is welcome. A shuttle will be available from the Holeb Road.
March 11th and 12th is the Northwoods Sledfest at Historic Pittston Farm. $10,000 in prize money. Fun for spectators too.
For those of you who want to try Ice fishing, Free fishing days are February 18th and 19th in Maine.
Let the trail riding begin! It is just my opinion but it seems that February is the best riding in our region. We have snow in January and the trails are open and decent but seems like building that solid base of snow, ice then snow is what usually happens.
By February, the base is great and we get more snow and low temperatures, allowing the groomers to work their magic and keep the trails in top condition. Which is what is happening now. We were minus 11 this morning and it is snowing now.
Last week, we had some warmer temperatures and a crazy amount of people over the weekend (reciprocal weekend) so no matter how much work our groomers did, the trails were never given time or cold air to set up. Some riders complained they were really bad and others said they were great. As usual, a matter of opinion and also where and when they rode.
The Border Riders Club reports all trails in our region in all directions are good to really good. Long Pond loop offering option south as well as East.
Rockwood club and Pittston are both reporting good trails this week also.ITS 88 and 66 will be groomed tonight. A new trail to Long Pond opened and another from Kokadjo trail or from Pittston Farm to the NE Carey is good.
Going south, 86 to Grand Falls was groomed but will need a couple more passes. 87 from the power lines to West Forks was not groomed yet. All other trails south of Jackman were looking good according to the clubs.
So there you have it. Our weekends are full but if you can, book a few nights during the week with us to get in some great riding this month. And don’t forget about March riding! Could be even better.
The attached picture shared to FB by J.T. was taken 2 days ago.
This weekend is the snowmobile reciprical weekend for Maine, NH, and Vermont. Besides those from Maine who want to ride the best trails around, we have possibly hundreds of out of state riders who want to take advantage of not paying additional registration and ride. I wish we had 30 more cabins to accommodate more people. Well maybe not, but it is hard to turn so many people away. So what should people from NH and Vermont do next year? Book your cabin early.
It is only the second week in January and so far, a really good snowmobile season! The storm last week dumped large amounts of fluffy dry snow on us right before New Years weekend. The groomers did go out nightly to work on the trails but honestly, they were not ideal until New Years Day. The cold temps this week and less use has helped. Trails are smooth and fast all over our region.
We are also hearing from surrounding areas with the same reports.
New Long Pond loop made to take you down to Parlin and back and Pittston made a new 9 mile trail to Seboomook dam.
There is a ton of work involved to make and maintain the trails out there so be sure to support the clubs where you ride. Memberships are an option or donate what you can. Ride safe.
Although the Border Riders Club have not opened the trails yet, there are people out riding. Plenty of snow on unplowed roads and in the higher elevations. I was told there is over 20 inches of that white stuff after this last storm. It was very fluffy snow so getting it packed on the trails is going to take a bit of time. The groomers have started working their magic. Our trail master said trails could be ready by this weekend.
There is ice on the lake but we are not sure how thick yet. I did see snowmobile tracks along our shoreline this morning.
So it is looking to be a good start to the 2017 winter season. We will update you all as we know more either here or on our Facebook page. Call us soon.
This past week, winter in Jackman Maine has arrived. Our night time temperatures have been below 20 degrees. This is not only helping the snow we are getting already to stay but providing us with a good base.
We even had a skim of ice on Big Wood the other day but then the wind picked up and it broke up. But the water temperature was down to 38 and dropping daily. Soon we will see a solid frozen lake from our cabins.
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Finally it seems winter has arrived with plenty of snow for some AWESOME riding. Reports from Jackman region as well as surrounding areas are all good. Some spots near Parlin a bit rough and in town trails could use a bit more snow but all in all…great trails for those of you here to ride this week.
Temperatures to drop well below zero tonight and tomorrow so bundle up.
Keep in mind, winter came in like a lamb so mostly go out like a lion. Make you reservations now for late March riding ❗
This mornings webcam shot of Bog Wood Lake. Temperatures were up to 38 this morning and it was raining. Seems cooler, windier and drying up now with lower temperatures in the forecast. Yesterday, in town, we got about 2 inches of snow and 4+ in higher elevations.
What a crazy winter and yet it seems that Jackman has the only snow for riding.
Do your snow dance people and sing it loud ❗ You know the song 🙂