Big Wood Ice Out Contest 2014


This is a snapshot from our webcam overlooking Big Wood lake [u]last year[/u] on this date. The ice out date for 2013 was on May 1st.

I am not posting a cam shot from today because all you can see now is TOTAL white…everywhere. Our fisherman we had this past weekend said that the ice was still about 3 feet thick. Temperatures are running mid 20-s to mid 30s. So when do you think ICE OUT be this year?

As I discovered last year, history of ice out dates or snow did not seem to help with deciding on a date. SO to say that we have so much snow this year and colder then usual temperatures may or may not make a difference. Personally, I am going to stick to our anniversary date of May 5th. But I cannot win so anyone can use my date. [i]SO let the guessing begin. [/i]

Deadline to cast your vote this year is 8am on April 15th.

So how this will work:
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 and do not guess the same date that has already been posted. If more then one person chooses a date before I can approve 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 2014. Whomever chooses that date, will win 50% off one night when they stay with us 2 or more days. This offer will expire March 31, 2015.
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, you must mention you saw this on our blog when you make the reservation)

Watch our webcam for signs of change and get your vote in by the April 15th deadline. [i]GOOD LUCK[/i]

Happy First day of Spring 2014


Spring….isn-t that when the rains fall and flowers bloom? Not in Jackman. We got about 3-4 inches of snow last night and as you can see, it is snowing pretty hard right now. Looks like another inch in just an hour.

Oh well. It is what is is. If you are coming up this weekend to play on our trails, you should have some great riding. See you soon.

Jackman Trail Report 3-18-14

With all that new snow last week, our you snowmobilers could ride well into April here in Jackman. The Border Riders Club are still grooming and say they will as long as they can ride.

We had one warm day over the weekend but otherwise, BRRR it has been cold so the trail should be setting up nice every night.

Our riders this week said there were a few areas toward Pittston Farm that were a little washboard like but all in all, everywhere they went, (north into Canada, south to Parlin and East to Pittston Farm, trails were awesome.

SO to give you an individual trail report at this point is not necessary. Good riding throughout the region.
Happy trails!

Happy St Pats Day 2014


A sunny day to celebrate St Pats Day but do not let it fool you. It is 3 degrees out there with a wind chill of minus 2.

Enjoy your day.

For you wee Irish folk…”May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.”