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Directions & Maps to Northern Outdoors The Forks, Maine

Old Canada Road Scenic ByWay - Maine Route 201

Directions to Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks, Maine

(from points South )

Northern Outdoors Map Directions

Exit 133 off I-95. Take Route 201 north, through Skowhegan and Bingham. Northern Outdoors Forks Resort Center is 18 miles north of Bingham on Route 201.

(from points North )
Exit 157, off I-95. Take Route 2 west to Skowhegan, then Route 201 north through Bingham. Northern Outdoors Forks Resort Center is 18 miles north of Bingham on Route 201.

To the Penobscot Rafting Meeting Place

(from All Points)
Exit 244 off I-95. Take Route 11/157 west, through Millinocket, then follow the signs to Baxter State Park. Continue past the "painted rock" one mile and bear left at the fork. Follow the signs to Abol Bridge Campground & Store. Stay on that road for 4 miles and Northern Outdoors rafting base will be on your right just before Abol Bridge. Northern Outdoors' is located 19 miles out of Millinocket located right on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. If you cross the river at Abol Bridge you've gone too far.

(From Greenville)

Head up the east side of Moosehead Lake on the Lily Bay Road to Kokadjo. From Kokadjo (follow signs to Abol Bridge Campground) bear left onto the dirt road and head north to the Golden Road. At the Golden Road turn right (east) and continue to mile 19 towards Millinocket. Cross over Abol Bridge and Northern Outdoors is on your left.

To Rip Dam Sporting Camps

(From all Points)
Exit 244 off I-95. Take Route 11/157 west, through Millinocket, then follow the signs to Baxter State Park. Continue past the "painted rock" one mile and bear left at the fork. Follow the signs to Abol Bridge Campground & Store. Stay on that road for 4 miles. At Abol Store continue 10 more miles on the Golden Road to mile and turn right to Ripogenus Dam, the cabins are on your right 2000'. Rip Dam Cabins are located 29 miles out of Millinocket. Follow our signs.

(From Greenvile)
Head up the east side of Moosehead Lake on the Lily Bay Road to Kokadjo. From Kokadjo (follow the signs to Rip Dam Sporting Camps), bear left onto the dirt road and head north to the Golden Road. At the Golden Road turn right (east) and continue to mile 29 towards Millinocket. Turn left at mile 29 to Ripogenus Dam the cabins are on your right 2000'. Rip Dam Cabins are located 32 miles northeast of Greenville and 29 miles out of Millinocket. Follow our signs.

GPS Coordinates:

The Forks Resort Center                       lat 45.265172   long -69.994497
Penobscot Rafting Meeting Place          lat 45.836394    long -68.964314
Rip Dam Sporting Camps                       lat 45.880001  long -69.174728

 

 Route 201 ... The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway


Maine Resort Cabins Wyman Lake Getting to Northern Outdoors in the Upper Kennebec Valley is easier than you think. It’s also an incredibly beautiful drive. The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway is a snapshot in time.

Tracing the route of generations of travelers between Maine and Quebec, this segment of Route 201 is one of the most beautiful drives in the Northeast. Winding right alongside the Kennebec River, Wyman Lake, the Dead River and vast working forests, it is a spectacular drive revealing undeveloped ridges and islands framed by dramatic stands of white birch.

Whether you travel by car, motorcycle or RV, you’ll discover that getting here is almost as enjoyable as being here!

Travel Times to Northern Outdoors (in hours)
City THE Forks RESORT CENTER Penobscot RAFTING MEETING PLACE
Augusta 1.5 3.0
Bangor 2.0 1.5
Portland 2.5 4.0
Gorham, NH 3.0 4.5
Quebec City 3.0 5.0
Bar Harbor 3.0 2.5
Boston MA 4.5 6.0
St. John NB 5.0 7.5
Hartford CT 6.0 7.5
New York NY 8.0 9.5

Your Family Package was a great way to introduce our two suburban, TV loving children to the wonders of Maine. And, it didn't hurt that the whitewater rafting was more exciting than any theme park ride! Our family will definitely be back.

– Jim M. - Norwalk, CT
Just had the best time ever rafting the Kennebec. Will be back to do Dead River and the Penobscot. Thank you all for such a fantastic time. The staff/ guides are all stars. Hopefully see you all next year

– Catherine L.