25 Apr 11 All in One: Dead River Rafting and Hut to Hut Hiking Trips
Ever think of planning a Maine whitewater rafting vacation that involves some hiking too? Our Dead River Hike and Raft Package is geared for those who love Maine adventure vacations. Northern Outdoors has teamed up with Maine Huts & Trails to offer back country hiking, a night stay in the eco-friendly Grand Falls Hut and a day of Dead River rafting.
Here’s the trip at a glance:
Park at the Big Eddy trail head and hike 8+ miles along the scenic upper Dead River. Arrive at the hut and enjoy a home cooked dinner, perhaps an evening stroll to the river and the quiet comfort of the hut.
Wake up to a hearty breakfast. Your whitewater raft guide will meet you at the hut and outfit you for your day of Dead River rafting. Then it’s on the river you go to raft 14 miles of heart pumping Class IV whitewater. After rafting, you’ll feast on a bar-b-que cookout at Northern Outdoors in The Forks. A bit of relaxing, then you’ll hop on a return shuttle to the trail head where your vehicle is parked (approximately 90-minutes).
You can also choose to add an extra night of lodging at Northern Outdoors to enjoy the giant outdoor hot tub, on-site Maine brewery and live music.
Maine adventure vacations comprised of hiking and rafting…check.