Tucked into Maine’s northwest timber country and hard by 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 now a prime one 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 for 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. Chick here for trail conditions and a link to the local snowmobile club.
Restaurants in Jackman
Check out these places to eat in the Jackman area. Also scroll through the list of area businesses below and consult the folks at the Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce for advice.
Where to Stay in Jackman
The Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce also has lots of good information on the region including some on Jackman lodging (such as on local cabins), restaurants and things to do.
Where to stay in the Jackman area? Consider Bishop's Country Inn & Motel, the historic Sky Lodge & Cabins, Lake Parlin Lodge & Cabins and Sally Mountain Cabins. Consider the regional businesses listed below and these others.