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.
Finally, we have some ice forming on Big Wood. Very cold temperatures and more importantly, no wind. If this keeps up, they will be ice fishing on January 1st 😀
Yesterday, after the rain we got about 4-5 inches of snow here in town. In this picture, you can see the snow on the cabin roofs, the snow sticking to our birch tree and the snow in the mountains beyond.
Is everyone singing? “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!“
Winter is going out like a lion here in Jackman. The temp is about 2 degrees and the wind 😯 Bitter cold out there!
There were so many people out on the trails this past weekend…everyone thinking it would be their last ride but alas, winter is still here even though they say it is spring. 😆
SO do not put those sleds away yet. Plenty more riding opportunities.
One of the best things to do while staying at Cozy Cove Cabins is to enjoy the sunsets. There is something about the mountains and the frozen lake that makes the colors even better.