Tucked into Maine’s northwest timber country and minutes from the Quebec border, Jackman, Maine is a great spot for outdoor fun. And you can guess how pretty it is, since it’s on the Old Canada Road (Route 201) National Scenic Byway, which connects northwest Maine to Quebec. This historic trade and travel route has grown to become a major sightseeing route between the state and the province.
For a glimpse of just how scenic the neighborhood is, stop in at the Attean Overlook just south of town. It provides a terrific view of the Moose River valley, Attean Pond, and the rivers and streams stretching off to the Canadian border.
Things to Do in Jackman
The area around Jackman is a prime spot for hiking, fishing and boating in the summer, leaf-peeping in the fall and snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter. Find the right adventure for you with the Jackman Travel Guide.
During the warmer months in Jackman, fishing and boating are huge, supported by the dozens of lakes, ponds and streams in the area. Feeling ambitious? Try the Moose River Bow Trip, a multi-day paddle through the ponds and streams of the region. Contact Cry of the Loon Outdoor Adventures for information on a guided trip.
During the winter, many of the locals – and a lot of the visitors – break out their snowmobiles. The area is webbed with trails, some of which head to the border and beyond. Check here for trail conditions and a link to the local snowmobile club.
Restaurants in Jackman
For some home-style cooking head over to Mama Bears Den Restaurant, Four Seasons Restaurant & Lounge or make a reservation at the Moose River Lodge’s Tavern, or check out these other places to eat in the Jackman area.
Where to Stay in Jackman
The Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce has lots of good information on the region including some on Jackman lodging (such as local cabins), restaurants and things to do.
Where to stay in the Jackman area? There are plenty of options! Consider Bishop's Country Inn & Motel, Moose River Lodge and Motel, Lake Parlin Lodge & Cabins and Sally Mountain Cabins. Looking for an RV site or tent camping? Check out Moose River Campground. Consider the regional businesses listed below and these others.