Maine Summer Outdoor Vacation
Maine Summer Outdoor Vacation

Your Jackman Maine Spring & Summer Outdoor Guide

Cozy Cove Cabins Welcomes Spring & Summer Sportsmen!

With Big Wood Lake and the Great North Woods at our back door, your outdoor adventures are endless in the Spring and Summer. The region itself offers over 60 lakes and ponds and acres of wilderness to explore on foot, by bike or ATV.

At camp, we have over 290 feet of shoreline on Big Wood for you to enjoy boating, fishing and swimming. ATV trail access is only 300 yards from your cabin door. After a hard day of play, come home to Cozy Cove Cabins and enjoy a barbecue or an evening campfire with your friends and relax.


For the sportsman, ATV riding is almost a necessity ….well almost! Since the laws in Maine changed for 2004, where can you go to ride? We have the answer for you. Over 200 miles of Designated ATV trails are HERE in the Jackman-Moose River region for your pleasure.

When you stay with us at Cozy Cove Cabins, you can ride from your cabin, just 300 yards to the access trail. From there, go south to the Forks, west toward Rockwood and north to the Canadian border. ATV passes for Canada are available.

We have maps available or you can see it on line at the Border Rider's Club


ATV Registration: Need to re-register? You can do this online at or in town when you arrive. Maine has very little state owned land so without the permission of private landowners, the excellent ATV riding we have may be lost. PLEASE stay on the trails, use the bridges, don't make bootleg trails and please respect “NO ATV” signs.

Save on Gas: If you book 2 or more reservations at Cozy Cove Cabins within a 45 day period, you can store your ATV trailer here. Hurry! Space is limited.


Land-Locked Salmon, Brook Trout, Splake and Togue (lake trout) are the common fish in this region from ice out until early fall. Big Wood Lake is connected to Attean and Long Pond via the Moose River so many types of fishing are possible from here: trolling, casting, bait fishing, or fly casting.. Take a boat out on the lake and find your favorite spot or you can Fish right off the Dock

In early spring when the waters are cooler, the most sought after fish can be found in shallow waters but as the waters warm by July and August, they hide out in the deeper waters. If you are fishing for the sport only, even in mid July, you may catch chubs or yellow perch right off shore.

A Float Plane service is available in Jackman and offers Backwoods fishing to remote ponds and streams.


Season: Open water fishing season is from April 1st-September 30th. Extended season - October 1st-October 31st – catch and release only.

License: A person is required to obtain a valid fishing license prior to fishing. If needed, you can obtain a license in town when you arrive or contact Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for more information.

What to bring: bug repellant, fishing gear, ice chest, fishing regulations,and of course, Friends!


When you stay at Cozy Cove Cabins, you can have many boating experiences either on Big Wood Lake or on the surrounding ponds, rivers and streams. From our shore you can boat up to Attean Lake via Moose River or kayak on to various streams off the Lake. Don't forget a camera as you may see and Eagle's Nest by Wood Stream!


Registration: any watercraft equipped with any horsepower must be registered in the state of Maine. Boats registered in other states can operate in Maine for up to 60 days without obtaining a Maine registration.

Safety: Any water craft less than 16 feet, must carry one approved flotation device for each person aboard. Children under 11 are required to wear an approved flotation device in all watercrafts. Please contact MDIFW for more regulations or information at 207-287-8000

PWC: Jet skis are permitted on Big Wood but please use caution near the shore. PWC are not permitted on Attean Lake.

Tidbit: Big Wood Lake (sometimes called Big Wood Pond or Wood Pond) covers an area of 2150 acres with a maximum depth of 72 feet.


From Cozy Cove Cabins, you can Canoe or Kayak for hours just on Big Wood lake. There are many coves and a few streams off this lake to explore. Then up Moose River to Attean Pond where you will find even more areas to explore plus state campsites to enjoy a picnic lunch.

For those with more ambition, a 46 mile wilderness canoe trip, the "Bow Trip", starts and ends in Jackman. It requires 2 portages to complete and has many campsites and hiking trails along the way. Another option is the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, northern forest canoe trail which passes through Jackman and travels 740 miles from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent Maine.

We do have cabins available mid week for overnight stay for before and after your trip. Call us for availability or more information.

For guided tours on the Bow Trip, contact Cry of the Loon Adventures.


Even though this sport is alot of fun ALMOST any time of the year, spring (fastest water) and summer is the will get wet! You can arrange for guided rafting trips down the historic Kennebec River from one of our rafting companies in the area. Enjoy an afternoon lunch on the rivers edge and the tranquil beauty of the Kennebec gorge.

One of the “longest stretch of continuous white water in the Northeast” is the Dead River Run. It is Dam release controlled with the best season being early spring in May-June or Sept-Oct. You can contact the Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce for more information


Whether you are a seasoned hiker or mountain biker or even a beginner at any of these activities, the Jackman-Moose river region has miles of marked trails that lead to breathtaking views atop mountains for your enjoyment.

Don't forget your camera as you are sure to see one of the abundant wildlife and incredible scenery in our little corner of heaven. If you need written trail directions, we will be happy to share our maps and directions with you when you arrive.


Please remember the North Maine woods can be unforgiving, so please, tell someone where you are going and take along appropriate gear for navigation (compass, map), weather changes (clothing, survival kit), and plenty of water. Cell phones do not always work in our remote areas.


Camera – Our Moose are very photogenic! and you'll want to capture every moment.

Binoculars– to see that Eagle souring in the blue sky or spot the moose in the woods.

Compass– in case you wonder off any trail, know where you are.

Sunscreen-The sun shines clear and bright in these mountains.


Rock Climbing:Restless? Want to try something new and thrilling? Then how about a day of rock climbing? Windfall Outdoor Center offer trips to Greenville to climb Mt. Kineo. Please call them to make reservations.

Explore:Ride over to Rockwood and take the shuttle to Mt Kineo on Moosehead Lake. There are a few trail options as well as a golf course.

Golf:For those who may be a little less active, how about the sport of GOLF? Yes, only 2 miles from Cozy Cove Cabins, Moose River golf Course offers a 9 hole par 31 course. If you forgot your gear, you can rent it there.


If you prefer to stay around camp, our yard offers plenty of space to play ball, badminton, horseshoes, Bocce Ball or volleyball. (Equipment is supplied)

If your day of exploration and adventure has you weary, “rejuvenate your soul” while watching a breathtaking sunset from your deck or sit on the rocks on shore and watch the water sparkle in the sun. This gentle evening serenity makes it quite easy to relax and enjoy nature at its finest. Then Heat up the Bar-B-Q or put some wood on a campfire and enjoy a dinner with friends.

"The earth, water and air up here has a way of cleansing and rejuvenating the soul." Written by Angie -May 2006