Cedar Ridge Outfitters is a four season resort, open year round. Besides the fall hunting season, summer time here in the mountains offer a wide range of activities from whitewater rafting to moose watching and everything in between. Keep reading to find out more about a vacation to the pristine mountains of Maine. The drive up to Jackman along Route 201 is a designated National Scenic Byway and is a beautiful drive.
Attean Lake, with its 42 Islands
May through September in the mountains of Maine is one of the most scenic places in Maine. And this area offers vacationers plenty of things to do that are fun and adventurous, all the while enjoying the great outdoors.
Combine any or all of these fun and exciting activities with a homey, cozy cabin. After your day's activities, come and relax by the outdoor fire place while you enjoy a soothing soak in one of our hot tubs. Or cool off from the days heat in our heated swimming pool. Go to our accommodations page for cabin styles, photos and rates.
Swimming & Water Fun
You can have fun and adventure right here at Cedar Ridge. The 82 degree heated swimming pool is open from Memorial day weekend until the heavy frost, which is around mid September. Cedar Ridge has a regulation vollyball net and we see games go into the night all summer long. The three hot tubs we open Memorial weekend (or as soon as all the frost is out of the ground) and close all but one hot tub in late October. These are open 24 hrs a day. We also have a horse shoe pit, for those that can throw a good shoe (or maybe not).
There is some lake swimming available in the area. There is a small beach at the town park. There is a small sandy area down at the mouth of Moose river off from Attean Lake. But for the most part, you really need a boat, canoe or Atv to get to the private areas for swimming.
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"Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay at your place. It was apparent that you guys have put a lot of hard work into your business and I would guess you run one of, if not the best sporting camp in Maine. The whole experience was Great!"Mark Hammond
Fall Foliage in the Mountains of Maine is stunning beyond explanation. The color generally starts around the third week of September, peaks the beginning of October, with just the yellows left by the 2 nd week of October. The further in elevation you go, the earlier the foliage.
ATVing / 4 Wheeling
A few years ago the state of Maine went to a new law regulating ATVing. To go 4 wheeling in Maine you must "stay on marked ATV trails". And this area has some of the most challenging and scenic trails in Maine. Hundreds of well maintained trails, leading all over the state. No need to trailer your ATV to a trail, you can leave right from our cabins. For State laws and regulations go to www.mefishwildlife.com. You can register your ATV online with them or wait and register in town at a local store. You can now rent ATV's in Jackman, please call Moose River ATV Rentals at 207-668-9014 to rent an ATV of your choice for great trail riding adventures.
We offer guided trail rides $200 a day, up to 4 people, on your ATV's. ATV trails generally open around the middle of May. After the frost is gone from the ground. You can ride right up until the snows in November or December. The riding is best in the spring, when dust levels are not as bad. We offer guided trail rides for $150 for a half day, to $250 a day for a long day. Covers up to 4 people.
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Whitewater River Rafting and Rock Climbing
Go on a wet and wild whitewater raft and rock climbing trip, a totally unforgettable experience. Cedar Ridge will provide your accommodations and we've teamed with Windfall Outdoor Center guides to bring you the very best in whitewater rafting and rock climbing experiences. For information about Windfall, visit their Maine whitewater rafting and rock climbing site. We'll handle the booking for you here. Contact us for details.
Photos Courtesy of Windfall Rafting & Moose River Outpost
Kayak or Canoe Mountain lakes, ponds & rivers
From the novice canoeist, to the beginner, the Jackman area waterways have every kind water to suit your needs. The Moose River "Bow" trip is a 35 mile canoe trip, excellent for beginners and children. Spectacular Holeb Falls is the main attraction of this trip. There are miles and miles of other linked waterways for you to explore. Contact us for details.
$20 per day to rent a canoe, paddles and life jackets
$40 per hour/$25 for a 1/2 hr to shuttle you to a waterway, our vehicle. (holub pond shuttle takes 2 hours). In Your vehicle, $25 per hour / $15 for a 1/2 hr shuttle
"Hal and Debbie,
We just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time last weekend at the luxury cabin. The cabin was perfect for the getaway and relaxing time that we were looking for. I'm not sure which we enjoyed more, the hot tub or the fireplace? We even caught some trout before the rains came Sat. afternoon. The only regret was that I didn't get visit with Hal for a few minutes. I hope that you got your turkey, Hal. We'll see you next time, I hope. I know that we'll be back sometime."Thanks for the perfect weekend,
Michael and Celina Coffey
Fishing for Landlock Salmon & Native Brook Trout
The Jackman area has some of the finest fishing in the State of Maine, with easy access to many of our best lakes. Both Big Wood Pond and Attean Pond have excellent trout and salmon fishing. There is also an abundance of smaller ponds and streams nearby, which thrive with native brook trout. Every summer, clients and friends, catch trout in the 3 to 5 pound range. But to catch fish like that, you really need to fish longer than one or two days. Fishing is fishing, some days you never get a single tug, then the next, thier hitting like crazy. There are many ponds that are fly fishing only. Many are not accessible by automobile. We can arrange for you to fly-in by float plane.
Bass fishing in the north
There is one pond in the area that has a large abundance of small mouth bass. On some days (of course if you hit it just right) you can fish this pond and catch 20 or 30 fish in a single day.
Guiding cost for fishing trips range from $250 a day to $400 a day. The cost will depend on many variables, that is why we cannot give you a price here. Each fishing trip is tailored to your circumstance. Contact us by phone, e mail or click here and give us all the details, then we can give you a better idea of cost.
Moose Watching/Wildlife Photography
The Jackman Moose river area has some of the highest moose concentrations in the entire state. Depending on the time of year, will depend on how many moose you can see. There are a couple of places in the area that we can send you to, that offer "moose watching float trips". These are from either canoes or pontoon boats.
Photo by Mike Jurgiewich
Please take note when driving up 201, Watch carefully for moose. They can weigh as much as 1,500 hundred pounds, it's like hitting a brick wall. Their hair is dark brown/black very hard to see them in the dark.
photo courtesy of Jim Bernardin
WILDLIFE NATIVE TO THIS AREA
The start of a Beaver's Winter Home
Float Plane Rides & Bush Plane Rides
Hiking & Mountain biking
Whether it's taking off from the water or off a runway, taking one of these plane rides is one of the best and most scenic ways to see the area. We can set you up with a certified Bush pilot when you stay with us.
Take our scenic mountain trails that lead to breath-taking views atop some of our spectacular mountain peaks. The Jackman area has some easy trails and the more challenging trails. One trail "Bald Mountain" is 6 miles long and nearly 4000 feet in elevation. And the views are spectacular!!! Contact us for details.
Jackman Moose River has a 9 hole golf course
This 1,976 yard, par 31 course with spectacular views, is one of the most challenging courses you can play at. It may not be as many holes as your used to, but guarenteed you will admit it's not your average golf course.
The Moose River Valley, Big Wood Pond & Moose River