3 Wild Things to do in Jackman, Maine
3 Wild Things to do in Jackman, Maine

Are you looking for things to do in Jackman, Maine? Look no farther because we’ve got you covered. This vibrant small town is known for taking a walk on the wild side.

Jackman is THE place to go in Maine for an adventure, so here are just three to get you started:

1. Fishing at Big Wood Pond

Jackman, Maine is home to some of the best fishing in the country. Whether you fish as a hobby or consider yourself quite the professional, Jackman boasts enough options to keep everyone busy. A particularly fun place to fish is Big Wood Lake, as it’s filled to the brim with Trout, Salmon, Smelts, Cusk, and more.

You can open water fish from the time the ice melts until fall, when catch and release becomes the name of the game – then in the winter, Big Wood is the perfect place for ice fishing.

So grab a pole and get going!

2. Snowmobiling on Coburn Mountain

Because of its elevation, Colburn Mountain gets snow first and loses it last. The season usually lasts from late November into mid-April, leaving you plenty of time to check it out. There are many different trails that span nearly 1,000 acres on and around the mountain. They all vary in length, so snowmobilers of all experience levels are sure to have a blast.

You can find more information about snowmobiling near Jackman, Maine here. While you’re at it, you can also read about participating in an exciting opening day snowmobiling adventure. Check that out here.

3. Moose Sightings at Kennebec Chaudiere

Let’s be honest: when people think Maine, they think moose – and Jackman is prime moose country. If you’re hoping to spot Maine’s mascot during your visit, be sure to take a cruise down Route 201 from as far south as The Forks all the way up to the Canadian Border. If you prefer to check out Route 15, head out towards Rockwood and you’re almost guaranteed to see one. Remember: while normally friendly, bulls can weigh up to 1,000 pounds – definitely not something you’d like to tango with. So stay back and enjoy their beauty from a safe distance.

To find out more about the moose of Jackman, Maine, click here.


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