With its easy access to beautiful natural areas, Jackman, Maine is a hidden gem for outdoor adventurers. A visit to the Moose River Valley and Sky Lodge promises an escape to one of the richest, most untouched pockets of wilderness in the northeast. Whether you are looking to reconnect to nature, or cross something off a bucket list, there are more than enough world-class activities to choose from right in town.
Things to do in Jackman, Maine in the Summer
Water sports & Waterfront Activities
Tucked between several wide open, inviting lakes and rivers, Jackman is the ideal summer spot for the whole family. A lively site for freshwater fishing, there are excellent opportunities for boating and paddling, as well as swimming and white-water rafting. A particular highlight for hikers, there are also a number of stunning waterfalls nearby that can’t be beat.
Jackman boasts some of the best ATV trails in the state, with over 300 miles of uninterrupted timberland and scenic spots. If you’re eager to rough it and get off the grid, or simply enjoy the striking vistas and active wildlife closer to town, the area is yours to explore. Up for a little treasure hunting while you’re out? Jackman has one of the biggest Geocaching “game boards” in the country, a fun pastime for those seeking a few secrets in the woods—let us know what you find!
Things to do in Jackman, Maine in the Winter
Don’t let a little snow slow you down! There’s a reason Jackman is nicknamed the Switzerland of Maine–when the temperature drops, the landscape becomes the perfect playground for cold-weather adventurers. In fact, winter is one of our most active times of year! The area is home to an easily accessible network of picturesque, well-maintained trails, with plenty of long and short club trails and loops for novice or experienced snowmobilers.
One of the most popular sports in the area, ice fishing is the quintessential local experience. Open to new and expert anglers alike, winter fishing on one of our nearby frozen lakes is a rewarding step into the region’s history. Trout, salmon, cusk, splake, and yellow perch are frequent catches during the January to March season. Nonresident licenses, regulations, bait and tackle, and guide resources are available from several businesses in town.
Cross-country skiing and Snowshoeing
Looking for something more low-key? We also offer on-site access to groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, perfect for beginners as well as more seasoned hobbyists. Guests are welcome to bring their own gear or rent high-quality temporary equipment locally.
Make Sky Lodge your base camp for these and other activities!