Jackman Maine Cabins Winter Family Vacation
Jackman Maine Cabins Winter Family Vacation

Jackman Winter Family Vacation

Cozy Cove Cabins Welcomes Families During Winter Season!

The Holidays are over and you may be getting tired of the dreary cold days. Your children want something new to do on the weekends and then what to do for winter break? Don't sit at home and play video games…..Come on up to Cozy Cove Cabins and play in our Winter Wonderland!

Jackman is known to have SNOW both before and long after any other areas of Maine. With the miles of groomed snow mobile trails, frozen ponds speckled with Ice shacks, and hundreds of acres of wilderness to explore, you will not want to sit indoors and watch TV.

Load up the snow-mobiles, ice fishing gear, ATVs, and snowshoes and enjoy the Jackman - Moose River Region. Trail access is only 300 yards from your cabin and fishing is right outside your door on Big Wood Lake.

Activities at Camp

Sledding and Snow Play - We do not have a big hill to sled down at Cozy Cove Cabins , but it is long enough so that your children will have a great time riding a saucer or just playing in the snow. We even have a few saucers for you to use.

Indoor Fun – If it gets TOO cold outside, come inside your warm cozy cabin, make some hot chocolate, and play a game of monopoly with your children.


Snowmobiling is the area’s largest winter sport with miles of groomed trails through the great North Woods. Take advantage of our extensive trail system in the Jackman region starting with ITS 89 which can take you from Rangeley to Canada and connects to ITS 88 to Rockwood, and to ITS 86 to Greenville and beyond. You will enjoy spectacular scenery and great places to stop for lunch along the trails, all accessible right from your cabin door.

Trail access is only 300 yards from your cabin so no need to trailer out! Then, after a day or night out on the trails, come home to a warm cozy cabin to relax and enjoy time with your friends. Too tired to cook? There are many restaurants and pubs nearby and if needed, within walking distance. (Don’t drink and ride)


Registration: Whether you are a Maine resident or not, you must register your sled in Maine to ride in Maine. Forgot to re-register your sled? Easy to do this online or you can do it in town when you arrive.

Trails: Please ride on marked trails where landowner permission has been obtained for all to enjoy. Snow Mobile trails in this area are groomed and maintained by the Border Riders club who can also provide you with more information. Trail maps are usually available by the 1st of January.

Border Crossing: If you want to cross the border to ride in Canada, crossings are open 24/7. You must stop at customs and carry the same paperwork you would need to travel into Quebec by auto. (Photo ID, Passport, Registration, Insurance). Don't forget birth certificates for the children.

Rentals: If you do not have a sled of your own but want to try this FUN sport, you can rent one in town. Visit out resource page or visit the Jackman Chamber of Commerce Directory for more information.

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


If you enjoy open water fishing with your children, you may enjoy Ice fishing even more. Cozy Cove Cabins is right on Big Wood Lake, and when the lake freezes over, the beautiful white mass comes alive with Ice shacks, ATVs, Snowmobiles, and of course, flags.

The best winter fishing month is January but you can be rewarded with a great catch throughout the winter season. You can fish for Togue, Salmon, and Trout or try night fishing for Cusk. By January 1st, the lake is usually covered with 3 feet of ice so bring your auger and your ice shoes because when the flags start to fly, you may need to run! The kids will have a great time running from flag to flag as each time they see a flag, they will hope they got that record breaking trout!

Some fishermen have "luck" right off shore and some prefer other areas of the lake. You can get to your favorite fishing spot on foot, with a snowmobile or ATV (depends on the snow), or your vehicle.


Season: Ice fishing season is from January 1st through March 31st. Visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for more information on ice fishing regulations.

License: You can obtain a Maine fishing license online or in town when you arrive.

Ice Safety: The ice traveler should look for bluish ice that is at least 4 to 6 inches thick, in order to support people and their gear. Dark snow and dark ice are signs of weak spots.

"Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin and crispy, way to risky."


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.


Imagine the several hundred inches of annual snowfall in this region….this is why snowshoes were invented. You can follow one of the many trails in the area or make your own. Take a quiet walk in this wilderness and explore the abundant winter wildlife.