ATVing and Rafting June 2012

We arrived at Northern Outdoors on Friday afternoon and were greeted at the front desk by your pleasant and efficient staff, keys were ready for our cabin and we were provided with a map. Information sheets and our lunch choices were provided for the next day’s rafting. We were disappointed that there were no local ATV maps available.

Upon arriving at the Cabin we found it was clean and neat, the bathroom was stocked with plenty of towels for our party of 7. We were glad that we did bring our own bar soap the small soap on the bathroom sink was not sufficient for showering. After we finished unpacking a few of us drove down to Berry’s Store in search of a local ATV Trail Map. We were happy to find that they did have some 2011 ATV maps which we picked up and headed back to settle into the cabin. After dinner we headed up to the lodge to wait for the rest of our party which was arriving late. Some of us just sat and relaxed others enjoyed a few games of pool.

On Saturday morning 4 of us were ready for our day of rafting. We headed up to the lodge to meet our guides and have our safety instruction. We were glad that we had gone over the clothing recommendations prior to our trip. We all had our water shoes, bathing suits, under armor and fleeces. Wet suits were offered for rental at a reasonable rate. We were issued our helmets, paddles and life jackets I do have to say your team has that process down pat it is well organized. Next on to the buses, Mary gave us some great local information and kept us entertained during the ride, a quick opportunity to use the rest rooms once we arrived and we were off. The rafting was a blast a big thank you to Nick our guide! During the lunch stop I was once again impressed by all of the guide’s efficient manner and it was not long before we were enjoying a great lunch on the river side. The food was outstanding. After lunch we were back in the rafts to finish our day. When we arrived back at the lodge, we had a few min to change and the rafting pictures were ready for viewing. A perfect day on the river.

The group that went out on the quads had a great day as well they headed out around 9am and choose to go to Greenville the trails were excellent once they were about a mile out. They enjoyed their lunch at Kelly’s Landing and headed back. It was a beautiful day for a ride and they could not say enough about the trails.
After dinner we headed back up to the lodge, the Celtics game was on and there was live music. As the evening progressed we decided to grab some snacks in the restaurant. The food was good and the service was excellent.

Sunday morning after checking out we took a hike up to Moxie Falls (it was recommended by Mary on the rafting bus) we were glad we did what a beautiful site, and a shout out to Mary for the recommendation.

We had a great time and we are already planning to go again next year!!

Nancy J
Alfred, ME

Rating: 5 *****

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