Hold onto your hats for the best white water rafting in Maine and all of New England! Take the ride of your life on one of Maine’s three incredible rivers: the Kennebec, Dead and Penobscot. Whether you’re 8 or 80, a newcomer who wants to float or a river rat ready to rip, there’s a trip for you. Expert guides, gorgeous scenery, astounding wildlife, a tasty grilled lunch, a river and you–an adventure combo that adds up to pure fun.

Raft Trips Daily!

May through October

Daily dam releases on the Kennebec and Penobscot rivers guarantee excellent class 4 and 5 white water rafting adventures all season long. The Dead River, New England’s most continuous whitewater, has only 8 releases per season and those trips fill up fast.


Kids Raft Half-Price!

No other adventure company offers half price kids’ rafting in Maine! We understand the importance of getting families out together for active vacations, and we make it easy for you. Kids ages under 18 raft the Kennebec and Penobscot for 1/2 price, weekdays all summer long.

Kids Raft Half Price - Family Travel

Adventure Resort


Western Maine is a playground unlike any other. Surrounded byMaine’s North Woods wilderness, you can truly relax and unwind, while still getting your blood pumping with white water rafting on a river or two. Hit some awesome trails on foot, ATV or snowmobile. Plenty of amenities to satisfy your kids (yes, we have a pool), buddies and besties. Heck, you can even grab a handcrafted Maine microbrew and a tasty bite to eat right on site!

Maine Cabins & Campgrounds


So many choices, you’ll need more than a few visits to test them all. Put your feet up in a deluxe cabin and enjoy your private jacuzzi or gather round the fire ring outside your riverside platform tent. Two incredible locations in Maine–each offering accommodations to suit your individual (and group) tastes.

Northern Outdoors Community

Our Guides

Our Guides

Rafting, hiking, snowmobiling, fishing… our Registered Maine Guides love adventuring with you. Meet Our Guides
The Taproom

The Taproom

Photos, videos, giveaways and great conversations. See what’s happening on Instagram and Facebook with our Virtual Taproom.
Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

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Our Heritage

Our Heritage

It takes a lot of guts to pioneer Maine white water rafting. Learn more about our 40 year history!

Two Locations


Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort

Northern Outdoors operates white water rafting and other adventures from two locations in Maine. For guests rafting on the Kennebec & Dead Rivers, ATVing, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling, please follow directions to Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks.


Katahdin Adventure Base Camp

For guests enjoying Maine white water rafting on the Penobscot River and exploring the Katahdin Region, please follow directions to our base camp at Abol Bridge Campground.

Kennebec River

Ah, beer. Nothing quite captures an adventure vacation like a delicious beer. Even better when it’s a handcrafted Maine microbrew. And what about sipping one right after a day on the river or trails? Our brewery is so good, it’s even part of the Maine Beer Trail. Appetizers available and live music on the weekends.