First of all, travel Route 201 to Jackman in autumn and discover the beauty of the “Old Canada Road” National Scenic Byway. Wind your way alongside the Kennebec River while filling your senses with its array of fall colors and elegant mountains. ...
Lake Parlin Lodge & Cabins - "Your Complete Northwoods Destination"
On the Shores of Lake Parlin, aka Parlin Pond-10 mi south of Jackman on 201-we are in a perfect spot for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, moose watching, hiking, hunting, & snowmobiling. Modern cabins have full kitchens, satellite TV, and WIFI. Restaurant open seasonally.
Cozy Cove Cabins-Lake WEBCAM
- Incredible sunsets
- Easy Trail Access from your cabin door
- Restaurants and Pubs right up the road
- Well behaved dogs are welcome
After exploring the region by boat, foot or ATV, come "home" to your cozy cabin on Big Wood Lake.
- 6 Clean comfortable cottages
- Quiet location along The Moose River
- Approx. 2 miles from town
- Canoes, kayaks available
- Excellent fishing & hunting nearby
Oh those crazy raccoons! Look what they've done.
Start Your Maine Vacation in Jackman
The snowmobile trails are closed for the season. Check back mid-December.
Leaf Peeper's Guide
Watch the leaf change colors as we near "Peak Fall Foliage".
Autumn in New England is one of the most incredible seasons to enjoy and a fantastic time to explore the Jackman-Moose River Region (JMRR). By mid September, begin your travels north from Skowhegan on US Route 201 (Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway), and you will journey into
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What's Happening Around Jackman Maine
Explore the forest and mountains surrounding the Moose River valley...with your own two feet! There are designated hiking trails that offer moderate to strenuous workouts that will take you over varying terrain and up to some of the most incredible vistas. Do not forget your camera to capture the views and a container to collect some wild berries you will find on many the trails in late summer. Pack up a lunch, plenty of water and take a hike!
Are you looking for the best ATV trails in Maine? The Jackman-Moose River Region has over 300 miles that will provide you with hours, and even days of riding. Explore acres of unspoiled wilderness, ride up to scenic vistas, and even, ride into Quebec.
In our region, ATV trails are open from the end of May through November giving you ample opportunity to ride the trails with your family and friends, take in the incredible New England Fall Foliage or use your ATV to find remote areas to fish or hunt in the region.
The Jackman-Moose River area's various water ways offer excellent boating opportunities for you and your family to enjoy whether you bring your own boat or rent one from a business in town. Enjoy a leisurely ride, go fishing with a motor boat, or explore the many waterways off of our lakes and ponds with a canoe or kayak. Pack a picnic lunch and experience nature at its finest.
Can you imagine the colors your can see along the shore as summer changes to autumn?
Whatever type of fishing experience you are looking for, the numerous lakes, streams and rivers in the Jackman-Moose River Region can offer hours of fishing enjoyment for the beginner or the experienced angler. You are sure to catch brook trout, Lake trout, land locked Salmon, and splake in our waters, that is, of course, depending on your luck. The fishing season in this region goes through the end of September with some restrictions on the brooks and streams.
People of all ages and athletic abilities who are looking for adventure will be delighted by white water rafting. If you are looking for a family adventure this season, we have some of the best white water rafting opportunities in Maine.
This is one of the most favorite "sports" in our region. Visitors frequently go out to the most popular moose areas and sit for hours hoping to see this magnificent creature. Although you may see one any time of the year, May, June, July, September and October are the prime months for moose activity. If you are a lucky lottery winner, October is also Moose hunt week in our region.
Spring and summer, the seasons of renewal, can be the best time to get a chance to see wildlife, beside Moose, in our region. The young will be out playing and learning from their mom. With that being said, remember that these are animals in the wild and Moms will protect their young.
Birding is a popular sport for every season here in the Jackman Maine area. Nearby you may see birds like the Gray Jay, Woodcock, Grouse, Loons, Eagles, Boreal Chickadee or maybe even an American Three-Toed Woodpecker to name a few. A wide variety of habitat such as lakes, bogs, fields and forest draws many different species to the area. Even winter has brought the Snowy Owl to town.
Photography in Maine
You do not need a bow, rifle, or traps to enjoy hunting in Maine. The scenery and wildlife in this region can be captured with your camera too. Take a shot at wildlife, an incredible sunset over a pond, a babbling brook as it meanders along the rocks, or best of all, capture the good times you have with friends and family while visiting the Jackman-Moose River region.
Hunting season begins as early as late August for some wildlife and extends through winter for others. The white tailed deer, bear, moose, ruffed grouse, woodcock, hare and coyotes are the most commonly sought species. The Jackman-Moose River Region is rich in game and opportunities for this time honored sport with un-crowded hunting opportunities as the rule.
As the summer fun comes to an end, the adventure and simple pleasures continues into the fall season. Visit this beautiful area in early fall to enjoy our spectacular New England Fall foliage. As you travel north on US route 201 from Skowhegan, you will see the seasons change right before your eyes as the farther north you go, the more vibrant the colors will be; truly a feast for your eyes and your camera. Peak season is usually late September and the first week of October.
"We heard about Jackman through family members who had visited for many years during hunting season and wanted to see what they were talking about. Last Fall we did just that. It was bittersweet and all they had talked about. Beautiful, serene, and so much to take in. This year we will be back with extra passengers."