Discover Maine

Here we are, mid July and this Pandemic is still around. We do hope that all of you out thee are staying safe and still able to enjoy the summer.

We are lucky in Maine that there has not been many horrific outbreaks.  Could it be that people are maintaining distances or wearing face coverings in Maine, or is it simply because our clean air and ability to get out in it is helping?   Who knows.

We do know that Maine people this summer are truly discovering Maine!  Specifically, our area and maybe even other towns that they have never been to before.  At least this is what are guests are saying.

Many of our guests so far have said they have never been to Jackman.  They wanted a place to visit where they could get out and explore the outdoors and feel like they can still maintain distance from others.

That is what the Jackman region can offer.  Wide open space.  You do not need to have an ATV, a boat, or even a fishing pole to be outdoors.  But if you do, we have lakes and streams to fish and trails to ride. Or, you can stay at camp and play ball with the kids, swim in the lake, make a campfire at night and roast marshmallows. Or put on some sunscreen and just enjoy being outdoors and the serenity many find here.

We had a group here this week that brought their ATVs, grills, pop up tent and corn hole game.  They rode hard all day then spent the evenings talking, laughing, cooking out and watching a sunset by the campfire. What a great way to end a perfect day with friends.

4th of July parade winners

Once again, our guests, Celie and Kevin designed a float for the Jackman 4th of July Parade and won, the most outrageous award.

The initial plan was modified as they did not have a big trailer to attach.  The theme was supposed to be something along the lines of “Summer 2020” but there was not enough room to add the summer props.

But the dressed in full “isolation” suits with a bathing suit over top, masks, and all carried bottles of “hand sanitizer” to spray the crowds.   Of course Henry (the jeep has a name) also wore a mask.

The best part was that all along Main street, everyone laughed as we drove by. (Yes I drove)  SO it served its purpose.   Make the best of what it is.

Water fun

Today is one of those perfect summer days in Jackman. The skies are clear, sun is warm, no humidity and the waters are calm.   It is a great day to be out on the lake swimming, laying around in a tube, or water skiing.

Or just sit on the deck and watch them ride by

Just look up

If you are out on the ATV or sitting around the campfire, you just have to look up once in awhile and take it all in. You never know what you will see.

Our guest, Kelly D., woke around 3 am one morning and heard the loons calling. When she looked our the window, this is what she saw.

I have no other words to say on this.   Just a perfect moment.

 

Campfire and sunsets

I have always said that we get the best sunsets here at Cozy Cove Cabins.  The changing skies, clouds and many times, just the colors that reflect off the lake are awesome. Cindy and her friends captured a perfect moment. An incredible sky with a warm cozy fire in our common pit by the lake. What could be better?

4th of July in Jackman 2019

Another great 4th of July celebration in Jackman.   The parade seemed a bit smaller then usual but still fun.

I captured a couple of our guests waiting for the parade to start

After the parade, our guests and some friends all gathered on our shore for our annual 4th of July potluck.  Good food, good conversation, new friends.

Then the fireworks at the town field which as always, the best in Maine.

High water fun

With all the snow melt and rain, the waters are all pretty high in the region. But if you like class IV rafting, it is a great time on the Dead River.

Here is a description from one of the rafting companies in West Forks:  ” The Dead River has eight special high volume dam releases each season that produce big whitewater action over 16 miles. The river bed drops steadily during the entire run and produces long, consistent action that builds throughout the day in Class III-V rapids such as “Humpty Dumpty”, “Elephant Rock” and “Spruce Ledges”. Each rapid includes long wave trains and sudden drops into deep holes.The Dead continues to build through dozens of rapids and culminates in the LONGEST RAPID IN THE NORTHEAST, Class IV-V “Poplar Hill Falls”. “Poplar” on its own is one mile of whitewater with huge standing waves and deep, turbulent holes. When you combine “Poplar” with the rest of this action packed trip, you have the finest raft trip in the Northeast!”

The first release in on May 11th.   Do you dare?  Of  course rafting trips are offered well into September.

We no longer have a rafting company in Jackman but the Forks is only a 30 minute ride. Spend the weekend with us and then come back to your cabin after your ride to share your experience with each other while roasting marshmallows by a campfire.

July weather is crazy

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.