Summer in Jackman, ME

Posted July 14, 2014 by capecodblogger
Categories: Activities

Feel like taking a little hike. This is the perfect time of year to break out your hiking boots, and gear and head north to go for hike.  Jackman, can serve as a home base, and help you have the hikes of your life!

Visit: Maine Trail Finder

Here are a couple local trails:

(Trail information by Christopher Keene “North Woods Walks”)
sally mountainSally Mountain

4.8 miles – Moderate challenge

Captain Samuel Holden, the first to call this remote region home in 1820, looked out over the quiet waters of Wood Pond at an unnamed mountain. One day, he took his young daughter’s hand, looked into her eyes and said, “That’s your mountain now. That’s Sally Mountain” Blueberries flourish up here during late July to early September so you’d better pack an appetite.

Boundary Bald Mountain

2.6 miles – Strenuous challenge

The hiking trail was built in 1911 and used to reach the wooden fire tower. Now a radio repeater station sits in its place on the open summit. (3,640feet)

Moxie Falls

0.6miles – Very Easy

One of the highest set of falls in New England: the main drop is over 80 feet, which plummets into a deep slate gorge.

Maple Sugar Season Is Here!

Posted March 3, 2014 by ClewisWrites
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While we all know that Maine is the first to get snow and the last to see it go, we also are lucky to have some great local maple sugar farms that create wonderful maple syrup and maple sugar candies and other goodies!

March is the season for harvesting the sap and then beginning the process of boiling it down into the delicious tasting treat we all know.  In the Kennebec River Valley, we call it “Maine Maple Sunday” and there are events held throughout the region that celebrate this annual tradition of harvesting the sap.

sugar tap

Visit any one of these farms and see how they work within the sugar shacks.  Sample some of the treats or just buy some of the delicious syrup to take home and enjoy with a nice fluffy stack of pancakes!   Skowhegan has dedicated a whole week to a festival for Maple Syrup and Maple sugar and it is well worth checking out!

Sugar House - the place where the magic happens!

Sugar House – the place where the magic happens!

Call Owner Services and head up to Mountainview to enjoy the last of winter and also enjoy some locally made Maple Syrup, maple sugar candy and all other things maple!

Snowmobile Heaven

Posted February 6, 2014 by capecodblogger
Categories: Uncategorized

snowmobile2 Jackman and Moose River have been catering to snowmobilers for over 20 years. The snowmobile trails are ideally located for access to accommodations, restaurants and services of all kinds. From the Jackman-Moose River Region, the ITS trails can take you North into the Province of Quebec, south to the Forks, west to Eustis/Rangeley, or east to the northeast Carry, Rockwood, Greenville and beyond. There is no region of Maine that cannot be reached by snowmobile from Jackman (that is if THEY have snow!). Get our up-to-date trail reports!

And BEST OF ALL. You can park your snowmobile beside your room…and get started the minute you get up. How heavenly is that?  Call the resort today to book.  207-668-7700

Click Here for trail reports: http://www.jackmanmaine.org/maine-snowmobile-trail-report.php

 

ATVing in Jackman

Posted September 23, 2013 by capecodblogger
Categories: Activities, ATV's

a bit dusty

ATV riding has grown in popularity in the past few years and you will find some of the best ATV trails in Maine in the Jackman-Moose River Region; over 300+ miles that will take you through unspoiled wilderness and on up to scenic vistas. From Jackman you can ride south to the Forks, east toward Rockwood and as of July 21, 2007, you can go north across the Canadian border into Quebec, offering you even more places to explore.

You can access ATV trails from Mountainview…so your exploration can start the minute you get up!  Or, if you choose, you can park your trailer at the Border Riders Clubhouse.

Trail maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce Booth, at many local businesses in town and on line at Border Riders Club. Trails are clearly marked to provide hours of safe and fun riding. If you are new to the area and prefer a guided tour, some businesses do offer this. Check with the front desk or the Chamber of Commerce for more information on guided tours.

ATV Season usually open Memorial Day Weekend; the exact date depends on when the snow melts and the ground dries out and they stay open until mid-November. Please contact the Border Riders Club for specific dates and information.

Go for a Hike.

Posted June 7, 2013 by capecodblogger
Categories: Activities

woodsThe greatest thing about hiking is that anyone can do it.  Basically, it’s walking with a view. You go at your own pace for as long as you want. The perfect recreation!

And Jackman, Maine is the perfect spot for your summer hiking. Designated trails abound, for all levels. You can pack a lunch and head out for a few hours or the day.

A few trails:

Sally Mountain – 4.8 miles
Moderate challenge

Captain Samuel Holden, the first to call this remote region home in 1820, looked out over the quiet waters of Wood Pond at an unnamed mountain. One day, he took his young daughter’s hand, looked into her eyes and said, “That’s your mountain now. That’s Sally Mountain” Blueberries flourish up here during late July to early September so you’d better pack an appetite.

Boundary Bald Mountain – 2.6 miles
Strenuous challenge

The hiking trail was built in 1911 and used to reach the wooden fire tower. Now a radio repeater station sits in its place on the open summit. (3,640feet)

Moxie Falls – 0.6miles
Very Easy

One of the highest set of falls in New England: the main drop is over 80 feet, which plummets into a deep slate gorge.

For more ideas, visit The Jackman Chamber’s Website or http://maineoutdoors.com/hiking/hike_info_trails.shtml.

Never tried Snowmobiling. Come to Jackman.

Posted February 21, 2013 by capecodblogger
Categories: Activities, snow, snowmobiling

snowmobile2The town of Jackman is situated on the border of Quebec Canada, right in the center of the White Mountain range from Mt. Washington in N.H. to Mt. Katahdin in central Maine, making it ideal for snowmobiling.

Jackman maintains some of the best snowmobile trails in the northeast. With an international trail system (ITS) to Canada, Eustis/Rangeley, Rockwood, the Forks and beyond.

You can bring your own snowmobile, or rent one here…and step right out of your back door to and ITS trail. What could be more perfect. Start with short, comfortable rides…and build up. It’s a real adventure. And since you have to rely on weather…book now before the snow melts.

Call the resort. Ask questions. We will help you get started. Call today.207-668-7700. Let us help you find adventure.

Try Ice Fishing.

Posted January 31, 2013 by capecodblogger
Categories: Activities, water

ice-fishing

Ice fishing in Jackman is simply awesome. Our lakes; Big Wood Lake, Little Big Wood and Holeb Ponds, Long Pond and Spencer Lake stay frozen well into March.  Great for both the experienced and the first timer.

When you go ice fishing, you use a fish trap or flag system so no poles are needed.  A flexible metal strip with a red flag attached to one end is set to release when a fish is on the line and  “Your heart races when you see a red flag pop up above the snow.”

Guides will rent ice shacks to guests to keep you protected from the elements (something you may want to consider!). Big Wood Lake becomes its own village dotted with ice shacks with smoke curling out from the stove pipes…Even at night. It’s a real adventure to catch a Cusk, Salmon, lake trout (togue), Brook trout (square tail), and Splake through the ice!

Come on up and try it!

For more information on seasons, legal angling methods, licensing and regulations before you arrive, please contact the Maine Dept. Of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.


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