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Five Things to Do in Jackman, Maine

What is there to do in Jackman, Maine?

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 and things to do from right in town.

Warm Weather Activities to Enjoy During Your Stay

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.

Discover Fly Fishing

A man in a khaki fishing vest and a kid in a red life jacket pull a bass out of the water in a net.

Two people clad in colorful gear and helmets speed through a muddy trail on a four-wheeler.


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!

Enjoy ATVing

Cold Weather Activities to Enjoy During Your Stay


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.

Reserve Your Stay

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A man in a blue and black snow suit sits near a hole as he fishes on the ice.

Ice Fishing

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!

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Discover More About Sky Lodge

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Discover Excitement on the Trails at Sky Lodge


A man in a khaki fishing vest and a kid in a red life jacket pull a bass out of the water in a net.

Learn a New Skill with Fly Fishing Lessons


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