Jackman Maine Cabins Summer Family Vacation
Jackman Maine Cabins Summer Family Vacation

Jackman Spring & Summer Family Vacation

Cozy Cove Cabins Welcomes Families During Spring & Summer Seasons

Cozy Cove Cabins welcomes families all year round! Planning your next family vacation? Come visit us in the North Western Mountains of Maine and experience “ Maine, the way life should be”. Enjoy miles of virtual wilderness with abundant wildlife and pristine waters: ATV riding, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing, x-country skiing and more.

Then, after a hard day of play, come Home to Cozy Cove Cabins, enjoy time with your family by a roaring campfire, playing ball in the yard, or playing cards in a warm cozy cabin.

BOATING

Being right on Big Wood Lake is great for a family. You or your children can safely paddle around shore or pack a lunch, some sunscreen and take a tour of the lake. You are “Shore” to have a great time.

We have motor boats, canoes, kayaks, Jet skis, and paddle boats for our guests to rent or use. Please inquire about our rates when you make 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. Don't froget your water skis and tubes! Let us know if you plan to bring a boat as space may be limited.

FISHING

Land-Locked Salmon, Brook Trout, 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 any type of fishing is possible here: trolling, casting, bait fishing, or fly casting.

Take a boat out to catch THE BIG ONE for dinner or you can fish right off our Dock... Kids love fishing right off shore. They may only catch chubs but it is still a challenge and what a good time!

For more fishing adventures, a Float Plane service is available in Jackman and offers Backwoods fishing and AIR TOURS.


ACTIVITIES AT CAMP

Swimming and the Beach – We have a beach area for easy access swim in the lake or float about on a raft. It is a very gradual walk out from the shore, going quite a ways and it is only about 3 feet deep. The base is mostly gravel with some large rocks so we do recommend you wear water shoes in the lake.

We have tubes and rafts available for anyone to use or if you bring one, we will be glad to put air in it for you.

Yard Fun – – After the lake water recedes and the yard dries out (mid June) our large yard area near the shore is great for hours of fun in the sun.

We have non regulation horseshoe set up, a net and equipment to play badminton or volleyball and still plenty of room to play bocce ball, whiffle ball or just throw around a football. Sit around the yard at the picnic table or on your beach chairs, enjoy your children playing in the yard or taking a dip in the lake…now this is a summer vacation!

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 where 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.

Barbeque – We do have small Bar-B-Q’s available for your use. Be sure to ask us for one when you arrive if needed. If you forgot your charcoal, you can buy it in town.

Lobsterfest - Want to have a Lobster Fest with the kids by the campfire? Pick up your lobster or steamers on the way up. We have large pots to cook you feast.

Windsurfing – We do not see this often but there is always a wonderful breeze off the lake and we can imagine that for an experienced wind surfer, this would be a great place to surf.

Indoor Fun – Even though the weather in Jackman is usually pretty perfect, there are those rainy 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 and DVD player if you HAVE to sit in front of the TV!


AROUND JACKMAN IN THE SPRING & SUMMER

HIKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING AROUND JACKMAN – There are hundreds of miles of wilderness open to the public with many hiking and biking 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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Don’t forget to take along appropriate clothing for the season, a compass, plenty of water and a container to collect some wild blueberries or raspberries to snack on! They are abundant in July and August. Bikers should be aware there are times when trails are temporarily closed or rerouted.

ATV AROUND JACKMAN - Share a wilderness experience with the family on your ATV's. We have miles of ATV trails in the region that can take you over bridges, through water (solid base) or up a mountain. And you do not have to "trailer Out" as trail access is just 300 yards from your cabin door. We have ATV maps for you or you can go to Border Rider's Club for more information.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ATV Registration: Need to re-register? You can do this online at Maine.gov 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.

Gas Savings:If you book 2 or more reservations with us within a 45 day period, you can store your ATV trailer here. Hurry! Space is limited.

CANOEING AROUND JACKMAN - For those with more ambition, a 46 mile 2-4 day (depends on your level of skill) wilderness canoe trip, the "Bow Trip", starts and ends in Jackman on Attean Pond. It requires 2 portages to complete and has many campsites and hiking trails along the way.

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

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

A shorter canoe trip is from Big Wood Lake down the Moose River to Long Pond, only 6 miles! If you are staying with us, we can arrange to pick you up at the end of the day.

WHITE WATER RAFTING AROUND JACKMAN - How about this for a fantastic family adventure. Take a guided tour down the Historic Kennebec River with one of the rafting companies in the area. Enjoy hours of fun filled excitement, have a riverside lunch then come home to Cozy Cove Cabins and share your experiences. Spring (fastest water) and Summer are the best time for rafting …you will get wet!


OTHER THINGS TO DO AROUND JACKMAN

TENNIS anyone? - At our park in town, The Armond Pomerleaur Park, they have tennis and basketball courts. The park is only about ½ mile from us and is also on Big Wood Lake. Take a picnic and enjoy the day shooting hoops!

FLOAT PLANE RIDES - What a way to see the region and maybe even a moose! Air Tours from the lake or land are offered around the area at a reasonable price. What a thrill for children of all ages to take off and land on the lake but also to get a new prospective of the vast wilderness that surrounds this small town.

Day trip to HISTORIC QUEBEC CITY - 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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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.

MOOSE SEARCH! - 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.

DAIRY CREAM - What is summertime without an ice cream sundae or soft serve cone after dinner? Or maybe instead of dinner!

BERRY PICKING - Mid July through August, the wild blueberry and raspberry bushes are ready for the picking. Take a hike with the family and snack on a few berries along the way. Then when you come home to Cozy Cove Cabins, pick a few more from the bushes outside your cabin and make blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Your children won’t forget these times.

GOLF - Yes, we even have a 9 hole golf course in the region. Bring your clubs or you can rent equipment there.