Maine Fall Family Vacation
Maine Fall Family Vacation

Jackman Fall Family Vacation

Cozy Cove Cabins Welcomes Families During Fall Season!

The children are back at school and even though a long family vacation may not be possible, a weekend getaway with the family may be just what you need. Autumn is a wonderful time to enjoy the wilderness; perfect weather for HIKING, ATV RIDING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, CANOEING or just EXPLORING nature and enjoying the foliage and wildlife.

SO before you settle in for the winter, spend a weekend with your family this fall with us at
Cozy Cove Cabins .


ATV trails in the region are open through Mid November. SO take advantage of the great weather and come on up to enjoy the miles of designated ATV trails. When you stay with us at Cozy Cove Cabins, you can ride from your cabin as access trails are just 300 yards away. From here, you can go south to the Forks, West toward Rockwood and North ALMOST to the Canadian border (they hope to have that section completed this year)

Please visit Border Rider's Club for more trail information and maps.


ATV Registration: Need to re-register? You can do this on line at the Maine ATV Registration 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 with us at Cozy Cove Cabins within a 45 day period, you can store your ATV trailer here. Hurry! Space is limited.


There are hundreds of miles of wilderness open to the public with many HIKING and MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS throughout. Most trails are rated for the novice or the experienced so that even your youngest child can feel the accomplishment of making it to the top or the seasoned hiker can feel the challenge.

Whether on foot or by peddle, you will have an opportunity to see abundant wildlife in their element, incredible views of neighboring mountains and valleys, old fire towers at the summits, plus babbling streams or roaring waterfalls.

We will be happy to share our trail directions and maps or you can call the Jackman chamber of commerce for more information.


Don't forget to take along appropriate clothing for the season, a compass and plenty of water.


September and October is a wonderful time to take the canoe or a kayak out on Big Wood Lake. The waters are lower and often calmer this time of year. As you paddle around, you'll notice the colors of fall all around you, the loons may call out, and you feel a sense of serenity as you glide along.

From our shore you can paddle up to Attean Lake via Moose River or kayak on to various streams off the Lake. Pack a lunch and enjoy the day. Don't forget a camera!


Jackman's close proximity to the Quebec Border allows for easy day trips to Saint George and Quebec City which can provides unique cultural experiences to the U.S. visitor. St Georges is about a 45 minute drive is an average town to shop or have lunch. Quebec City is about 2 hours from Jackman and has much more cultural interest with museums and historical sites. For more information about Quebec, contact Quebec Tourism.


At this time, passports are required for border crossings. Brush up on your French….although; you can get about Quebec without knowing any French. Most people are quite helpful.


This is one of Maine's Favorite sports!

In the Jackman – Moose River Region, you are sure to see at least one of these magnificent creatures…that is if you go at the right time of day and know where to look. A slow relaxing evening or early morning drive makes for great family entertainment as a moose sighting adventure.


Boating The evenings are cooler but the days are still warmed by the sun in September so touring the lake on boat, taking a canoe or kayak out for the day is still great fun for the family. Our boat rentals are available through September but be sure to inquire with your reservation. Life preservers are available for adults and children.

If you bring your own boat, the public launch is down the road and you can tie up to our dock up until the 2nd-3rd week of September.

Campfires Some cabins have individual fire pits but there is a common fire pit on the beach with a picnic table so in the evening, families can enjoy a roaring fire and have an old fashioned marshmallow roast. The quiet still evenings on the lake are some of the best times you will ever have and the ones your children will remember... listen to the loons, watch the sky for falling stars, SEE a zillion stars in the sky and name the constellations, and sing campfire songs...those are the days I remember!

You can bring fire wood, buy it in town, or we usually also have small bundles to sell here.

Indoor Fun Even though the weather in Jackman is usually pretty perfect, even in the fall, there are those rainy or cold days that you cannot enjoy the outdoors. We have many games, cards, and puzzles to help you and your children have indoor fun.

When was the last time you just sat around the table and played a game of monopoly with the kids? We also have a VCR to rent and a few tapes if you HAVE to sit in front of the TV!