The summer sunsets begin

With our camps facing the west, we always seem to see incredible sunsets here.  Each season offers a different view also.

Last night, the skies lit up in shades of pink, blue, purple, salmon and gray. Most of these colors were to the right of the actual setting sun but none the less, gorgeous.

Spring brings new life

About this time every year, we get to watch our Tree Swallows fight and flurry to get the best house and begin their nesting.

And it has begun!  We have about 11 houses and it seems they all know to come back to play here at Cozy Cove Cabins.

How much fun it is to watch them making nests, fighting over the house, and then playing, I assume.

This one, I think they are having a discussion about who has to watch the nest and who gets to play.

And although they have not arrived yet, soon my finches will arrive too.   Can’t wait.

This is the season to find birds in our region.  I hear many calls and hoots just around here but I cannot see them.  And the only sound I recognize is the chickadees.

We do have a few ducks already but I have not heard the loons yet.  Of course, the lake is still ice but it won’t be long now.

Deck removal started

When we first started replacing the decks on the cabins,way back when, I did not like using pressure treated. One reason, you have to let it sit for 6 months before you can stain it.

Well we have learned that basic deck boards simply do not last.  In the past couple years we have had to replace a board here and there and sometimes, the board looked OK on the top but we found it was rotten underneath.  We have already replaced (2nd time) decks on Cabin 5 and 7. Last fall, we decided to replace the decks on Cabins 1 and 2 and bought all the decking need giving it time to dry out before spring.

SO once we had these cabins empty, even though there was still snow on the ground, Steve chose to begin removing decking and whatever bad joists as needed.

Now we just have to wait for some warm weather to put the first coat of stain on the new pressure treated decking.   HMMM.  Wonder when that may be.

2017 Snowmobile season ends

This years snowmobile season has come to an end.  Surprisingly, we had riders here last weekend (April 7th) and even though they chose to trailer up to the clubhouse, they said the ride to Pittston was really good.

The trails in our region remain open until April 15th but our club is no longer grooming. The temperatures have warmed up considerably this week.  The snow is melting and we can even see the ice on Big Wood rising with all the run off.

A big thank you goes out to those of you who stayed with us this winter not only to snowmobile and ice fish but also those who just needed to get away,  See you next season….unless you want to visit us this summer!

Spring work has begun

The snow is melting and we are seeing some warmer days.  SO the exterior work has begun. We have 2 decks this year in need of replacement. Both were replaced our first years here but time and the elements have done their job.  Unfortunately, not only the deck boards but the joists need replaced.  Even though maybe only a few are going, may as well do it all.

But Steve got a good jump on it.  He has removed all the old wood and replaced all the new supports needed.  Now all we need is a few good days to begin staining the deck boards and this project will be done.

Happy Spring!

Deer caught on cam

Our cabins are not be in the woods which is why it always amazes me to see so much wildlife here out our front door.  It may not be often but we have seen moose, fox, mynx, turtles and now, our webcam caught 6 cute deer walking across our shoreline.

 

Spring 2017 Jackman trail report

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!

Jackman Trail Report March 13,2017

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.

Big Wood Ice Out Contest 2017

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)

Watch our webcam at www.cozycovecabins.com for signs of change.

GOOD LUCK