This seems way too early for this much snow but here it is. We measured about 7 inches and it is still snowing.The forecast though for tonight and tomorrow is high winds, blowing snow, and temperatures below 20.
It won’t be long before the snowmobiles are running and the ice fisherman are fishing. Are you ready?
The lake rose last week so it is well beyond our shoreline. This morning, we could not even see anything from the webcam with the snowfall and fog coming off the lake. You can almost see the island now.
Of course, the first thing Maggie did was bury her nose in the snow, but in the air, I think looking for the grass? Or maybe just to play. But how cute is this?
Overnight, the reports we have heard are from 9-12inches. YEAH
Every year we send out Christmas cards to those of you who have stayed with us in the past. The average is around 800 cards. I can only go back about 3 years so unless you are a regular, and have not been here in awhile, you may be missing this. Plus many come back to me as “Return to sender” or “insufficient address”.
So, if you did not get one this year, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy Joyous New Year. Hope you visit with us again.
Tami, Steve, and Maggie
We just received trail update from the Border Riders Club. Technically, the rails are open but they have only been rolled and panned so far. We need another 6-8 inches before we can start grooming them. With the snow today and more expected next week, they should be good to go for NEW Year Weekend.
The foresters notified the Club last week of areas affected which means, again, this affects our trail system. Many people have been working hard to re route some trails and add new signs so that you all can get where you want to go. Many changes this year so until they can get a new map printed, please watch for signage.
Here are some of the key changes:
The clubhouse trail (North on the Dumas Road) will only be open on weekends, due to wood harvesting.
The Pittston Farm trail has changed dramatically – a longer ride. Right now there is a rough section where we just excavated to connect to the Pittston trail.
There is no Alt ITS 89 South route this year as they will be wood harvesting.
There will be a section of ITS 88 that will be shared or rerouted in a couple weeks due to wood harvesting.
A firm reminder from the club: Stay off any plowed road and do not ride in any wood plantations. We do not want to loose our landowners permission to use their land.
I hope this helps for the first of the year trail report.
LET IT SNOW!!!
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.
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.
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.
Continue reading “Jackman maine weather winter has arrived”
With the crazy winter we have had this year, good luck trying to figure out this years Ice Out Date on Big Wood. Ice was not even in until well after January 1st. The last ice depth read was only about 2 feet thick.
SO let the guessing begin.
So how this will work:
Choose your date, then add a comment to this post with your guess as to the date the ice will go out this year. We can only accept one date per person. If you post the same date that is already posted, your post will not be recognized. (If more then one person chooses a date before I can post their comment, I will go by who posted the comment first.)
The winning date will be what the Town of Jackman records as the ice out date for 2016.
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 January 31, 2017.
The deadline to post your vote this year is 8am on April 10th, 2016.
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 for signs of change.
WOW 😯 What wacky winter weather. Snow then rain then snow…minus zero then up to 38 then back to 10. Mother Nature is sure confused this year.
That being said, it seems that the Jackman area still has the best trails to ride. We even made a new trail for you all this past weekend of Rt 88 to get past a bad spot on your way to Pittston Farm. Through this all, our base has stayed solid. Some have had the “opportunity” 🙄 to ride on ice while some have hit it when they had snow.
As of today, we still have a good strong smooth base. The new trail off 88 is good as are most north and east of us. Even the in town trail, although hard, is falt and rideable. Lake trail is also good and you can get to it from our cabins. Most need picks and scratchers though. Corners may be icy so please use extra caution. Also, remember that there are miles of unplowed logging roads and excellent for off trail riding.
The meteorologists are saying snow this week, then maybe a bit of rain then snow again on Friday. Don-t put away your sled yet as March is usually the best month to ride!
This image is our fisherman trying to set his traps in the incredible winds we had… gusts of up to 100 we were told. BRRRR
The ice froze to about 6 inches this week and after the rain, it is now a more solid 8 inches.
This father and daughter team did fantastic right off our shore. She seemed to get the trout and he seemed to get the salmon. I keep telling our guests that ice fishing in January is the best right out front.