It may be spring but the snow is still ever present in Jackman.
Riders this past weekend posted on the clubs FB page “Can’t believe how good the trails were this weekend! It was really perfect spring conditions out there. Thank you Jackman and Long Pond for making the trails great!! And with the snow it looks like we’ve got another good weekend coming up” Another rider wrote ” The best weekend of the year!!! Trails were mint.”
Then yesterday we did get another few inches. The groomers went out last night and all trails in the region are in really good condition to ride.
Our trail master said they will continue to groom as long as there is snow and riders.
SO come on up this week or this weekend. Spring riding is at its best!
What a blustery cold weekend we had up here. Wind chills around a minus 30 or more. A bit warmer today and the skies are clear but that will change tomorrow.
SNOW is in our forecast.
Our guests who were here this past weekend to ride said the trails were really good. They put on 160 miles or so the first day and less the second day only because”it was just too cold”. They road up to Pittston Farm, the Border loop and toward Parlin. THe in town trails were the worse part but all in all, riding was good.
SO what kind of trail report can I give? As said, snow is coming tomorrow. They are forecasting 8-12 but as long as we get even 6 inches, all trails are going to be good. Our base is solid, Big Wood is frozen, and our groomers will be going out.
Call soon if you want to ride this weekend.
It is that time again. Time for you all to try and guess when the ice will go out this year. The lake froze over well before season open on January 1st and it is still about 3 feet thick. We have had a bit of rain, then freeze, then snow, then melted snow then freeze and now the wind chill is about minus 47.
The ice out date last year was April 23rd at 4:30PM.
SO let the guessing begin.
So how this will work:
Choose your date and time. Including the time is new this year in case of multiple same dates are chosen. The person closest to the time will win.
Add a comment to this post with your guess as to the date and time the ice will go out this year. We can only accept one entry per person.
The winning date will be what the Town of Jackman records as the ice out date and time for 2017.
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 December 31, 2017.
The deadline to post your vote this year is 8am on April 15th, 2017.
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)
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The warm weather last week, a bit of rain on Saturday evening then a freeze began early Sunday morning with temperatures in the 20s and high winds. Because of the melting snows, have a bit of water issue out on some trails. Use extreme caution out there. Clubs have been trying to mark areas of concern for you.
A big area affected is 89 north. The Border Riders CLub has closed this trail to the border. as of today. I understood there was another area affecting the Sandy Loop trail. You are still able to get to 88 to get to Pittston. The border loop that runs the west side of 201 is reported to be in good condition.
Going south to Parlin, near the Attean lookout is another water hole but we have not been told the trail is closed. Just keep an eye out.
Brief report from Blue Ridge say the trails toward Rockwood also with water on the trails but we are not sure of the conditions.
Pittston Farm is reporting good riding up that way.
Steve went out with the guys this afternoon to check out our trails and said they were all in pretty good shape. SO all in all, not too bad. Now what will Mother Nature bring this week. Safe riding to all!
FEBRUARY 28th UPDATE: The BRC have now reopened 89 north. Water has passed through. They guys have been out marking affected parts of the trails so watch for signage and be safe. Rain tomorrow? Could make more puddles and openings so again, just use caution. As of today, some good riding out there still. And cold weather again Wednesday night. What a weather roller coaster!
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.”
Tammie and her family have been out on Big Wood all weekend, trying to get the “big one”. In between fishing, they built a snowman and the kids went sliding down one of the many mounds of snow. They sure look like they have been having a good time!
We have had incredible weather this weekend to be out on the ice. Luckily, very little wind and blue skies.
As of April 1st, 2017 we will have a slight increase in our base rate for our large cabins (1-3 guests). The other cabins will stay the same as well as the rate for each additional guest. Visit our rate page on our website for more information.
We also increased our dog fee to $10.00/stay. Whenever we travel with Maggie, we pay about $10/night so we do not think this is unreasonable.
Also if you have already made reservations for this year before today, you will pay the rate quoted.
Sandy Lang and her photographer from the magazine Maine. The Magazine came up to Jackman for their first time snowmobiling. Friends of ours gave the riding tour.
The wrote a nice article about their experience along with some nice photos. Check it out!
Here is the link to the story.