Maine Moose Lottery in Jackman

What a fun weekend in Jackman. The Maine Moose Lottery Drawing was held here on June 11th, sponsored by the Town of Jackman and the JMRRCOC.  Jackman was chosen for this event in 2020, then the pandemic happened.  What an opportunity for this little town. It really was only a one day event but there were comedians and bands on Friday and Saturday  also

We had a huge tent set up for demonstrations, a comedian, moose calling and a reading, and of course the drawing of 4000 names which started at 2pm.

 We had around 50 vendors who participated, both local and from other towns selling handmade items, mounts, guide services, lodging and of course, food vendors offering hot doge, burgers, cotton candy, ice cream, pizza, and local maple products.

We even had a Moose Monster truck giving rides to kids and adults, Timber Tina demonstrating ax throwing and log sawing, and a bouncy house and games for the kids.

Our local “friend of the Forest” Moose made his rounds all day long entertaining guests.

So if you are driving through town before July 4th, look up at the poles, you may see a moose or 21 along the way.

4th of July award

Every 4th of July, a few of our guests enter the float competition.  They always get creative. This year, they did Grease!   Played great music, dressed in 50s attire and even had a couple T birds on board.  They one the Judges award this year.   It was fun getting it ready.

If you go to our facebook page, I captured a brief video of them coming back to camp.

4th of July 2021 in Jackman

The 4th of July in Jackman is always a fun day. It usually starts with a parade through town.  Not only locals participate but we have a group of our guests that enter the parade every year.  And win!  SO feel free to join in the fun, even if you are just visiting.

After the parade, here at Cozy Cove, we have our annual potluck picnic with our guests. If you are not staying with us this year, you are still invited. Just bring a dish to share.

At dusk, the town has an awesome fireworks display. Some say it is the best in Maine.

This year the JMMRCOC is sponsoring A FREEDOM RACE in the morning of the 4th. They hope to make this an annual event too. Anyone is welcome to participate. The best part, we can cheer on the racers from our shore or along Main street.

Below is some information on the parade and the Freedom Race.

4th of July Parade

When: Sunday, July 4, 2021 begins at 4PM

Registration: 2:00 P.M. at the Jackman Moose River Fire Department

Start Location: Forest Hills Consolidated School Parking

End Location: The Jackman Town Hall

There is no entry fee! If you would like to participate please contact Michelle Oliver at 207-668-4171. Please leave a message if there is no answer. Awards will be announced before the fireworks.

Themes for judges will be:  Most Patriotic, Most Outrageous,  Most Community Spirit    and Best Vehicle Award

 

Freedom Race

When: Sunday, July 4, 2021 to begin at 10AM

Registration: Before July 4 at the Chamber Information Booth  OR On July 4 – 9am at the Softball Field on Talpey Road

Start Location: Jackman Softball Field

End Location: The Jackman Town Park

Entry Fee: $10.00 per team

First Place Prize: 25% of entrance fees

Second Place Prize: 15% of entrance fees

Third Place Prize: 10% of entrance fees

Start at the Softball Field – Bike the Pleasant Street Loop to the Jackman Landing Boat Launch on Route 201 – Canoe or Kayak to the Jackman Boat Landing on Mill Road – Run to the Jackman Town Park

If you would like to register please inquire at the Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce Information Booth. The booth is currently open, Thursday 4-6pm, Friday 4-6pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. You may also contact Michelle Oliver at 207-668-4171. Please leave a message.

New Covid Guidelines for Maine visitors

Starting today, an update has been posted for visitors to Maine.

“As of March 5, 2021, exemptions from testing or quarantine are available for:

  • Residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts
  • Individuals that have had COVID-19 in the previous 90 days, or are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

People who are not residents of Maine will still be asked to sign a “Certificate of Compliance” if they seek lodging in Maine.  This certificate indicates either that they have received a recent negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 10 days (or the full duration of their stay if fewer than 10 days), or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine, or that they are exempt due to being fully vaccinated or having had COVID-19.  This compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging.

Moving forward to May 1st, 2021,  Maine will automatically exempt all states, unless a state is otherwise determined by the Maine CDC as being high risk. If one or more states see a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirement to travelers to and from that state. The Maine CDC will publicly announce any such states when they are identified.

Masks/face coverings are still mandated to be worn in Maine.

If you want more information on Maine Covid guidelines, visit www.maine.gov/covid19/keepmainehealthy/faqs

What we do here at Cozy Cove Cabins will not change much. But if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.

Stay healthy!

Jackman trail report 2021

Sadly, we do not have a trail report to offer.

We had snow in December, the trails were rolled and packed giving us a good base. Then it rained for Christmas and “all gone”.   Last week we did get about 8 inches total around town. The club has rolled this too but there is not enough to actually groom.

SO our trails are still closed.   We have seen some riders heading up north and riding unplowed roads but please, stay off any of our trails.   We need to keep what we have so when that storm does come, the groomers can make it right.

In the mean time…

 

Winter fun in Jackman

The new year started out with not enough snow to ride but there are other things to do if you need a get away.

The first thought is Ice Fishing!  Big wood has at least 7 inches.  There was so much activity out there on the 1st, you would think it was party time!

How about snow shoeing or cross country skiing? There is enough snow on the ice to do this or utilize the trails at Sky Lodge.  If you do not have your own, you can rent them at Unity College: Sky Lodge.

Or maybe build a snowman or have a snowball fight?    Just get outside and enjoy some fresh air.

 

Fall sunset

As always, fall offers the best sunsets from Cozy Cove Cabins. Last night was no exception.  Adding in a bit of smoke haze still from the fires on the west coast, the color was intense.   I caught the photo above between cabins 4 and 5.

The following I took next to Cabin 3. I expected more color in the skies but I think the sun was just too huge and bright.

Retaining wall of Birdhouses

I went down river the other day and it seems the birdhouses on the retaining wall in Moscow has grown. This image was taken a few years back I think.

It really is incredible to see the creative houses made from simple colorful ones to hard hats, oars, the shape of animals, some with names of a business and even the state of NJ. (one of our regulars made that one)

So when you are on your way up to visit us or Jackman, keep an eye out for the wall in Moscow. The only precaution I have is if you choose to slow down to take in all of it, put your flashers on and stay to the side of the road. There really is not an easy place to pull  over there.

 

Discover Maine

Here we are, mid July and this Pandemic is still around. We do hope that all of you out thee are staying safe and still able to enjoy the summer.

We are lucky in Maine that there has not been many horrific outbreaks.  Could it be that people are maintaining distances or wearing face coverings in Maine, or is it simply because our clean air and ability to get out in it is helping?   Who knows.

We do know that Maine people this summer are truly discovering Maine!  Specifically, our area and maybe even other towns that they have never been to before.  At least this is what are guests are saying.

Many of our guests so far have said they have never been to Jackman.  They wanted a place to visit where they could get out and explore the outdoors and feel like they can still maintain distance from others.

That is what the Jackman region can offer.  Wide open space.  You do not need to have an ATV, a boat, or even a fishing pole to be outdoors.  But if you do, we have lakes and streams to fish and trails to ride. Or, you can stay at camp and play ball with the kids, swim in the lake, make a campfire at night and roast marshmallows. Or put on some sunscreen and just enjoy being outdoors and the serenity many find here.

We had a group here this week that brought their ATVs, grills, pop up tent and corn hole game.  They rode hard all day then spent the evenings talking, laughing, cooking out and watching a sunset by the campfire. What a great way to end a perfect day with friends.