The northwestern mountains of Maine, is one of the best snowmobiling destinations in the whole north east. The areas snowmobile club starts grooming the trails around December 15 (when the groomer contract starts) and ends about April
The Jackman Moose river area has some of the highest moose concentrations in the entire state. The time of year you come will determine 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".
On an average year Jackman gets over 100" of snow between November and April.
These are from either canoes or pontoon boats. The more adventurous, can take a private "Wildlife photography" tour with one of our professional Maine guides. $200 per day, up to 4 people with one guide. 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 and very hard to see them in the dark.
Any Animal that is Antlered - Deer and Moose - lose their antlers every year and regrow them. They generally start to lose them mid-January (depending on the winter, they can lose them as early as late December or as late as mid-February). Then, they start to grow back, and they grow back fast, in the spring. Moose antlers are the second fastest growing bone in the world. When they start to grow, all during the summer, the antlers will be in "Velvet" (A protective covering of skin and blood vessels that is shed in the early fall). This makes for great photography.
ponds. The fish that we catch are brook trout, landlock salmon, splake and perch. Please feel free to call us for pricing on guided trips.
Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are great winter activities here in the north and we offer guided treks into places you can't see from riding or driving. See and photograph wildlife, as you can sneak up on them better than on a snow machine.
The Jackman area has some of the best ice fishing in the state of Maine. Some ice fishing can be done near town with a quick ride down onto Big Wood Lake, but for the more adventurous fisher, you can go by snowmobile to some of the areas remote