We received about 10” of snow on Tuesday. Groomed everything out Wednesday and Thursday. Ready for the next storm on Friday. Plenty of snow to work with now! DETOUR . . . . .  ITS 87 BETWEEN PLEASANT POND AND MOXIE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED DUE TO LOGGING AND SEVERAL MILES OF...

The Forks Area received 6” of dense snow Saturday night. We are grooming it all out this week. Cold temps have solidified all wet spots, and we’ve been able to pull snow into the depressions. Things are shaping up nicely! •    ITS 86 FROM BERRY’S STORE HEADING EAST TOWARD GREENVILLE/ROCKWOOD TO...

Our friends at Maine Huts & Trails are having a Grand Raffle to raise money to support their trail grooming and maintenance efforts. The Grand Prize is a 5 day / 4 night Milford Track hiking experience in New Zealand, donated by Ultimate Hikes. The trip includes $2,000 towards airfare, pre and post...

This fall we're going to take the Kennebec River Brewery on-the-road to a number of Brewers Festivals in Maine and New Hampshire. First up is the Maine Lakes Region BrewFest  on September 26, at Point Sebago Resort, Casco, Maine. On October 3rd, we'll be at The Redhook Brewery, in Portsmouth, for the...

Seven year-old Hayley Desjardins is the daughter of previous long-time, Northern Outdoors employee Mike Desjardins. Hayley has a rare bone marrow disease called Aplastic Anemia (she is now in remission). Last September we held a very successful fundraising event and bone marrow drive for Hayley and her family. We added over...

Last week we hosted our first guests doing a Hut-to-Hut hiking trip on the new Maine Huts and Trails system. The huts and trails are located between the Carrabassett Valley and the Kennebec Valley.Our guests came all the way from the Caribbean to Maine last week! Erik and Ada, originally...

If you are planning to travel to the Can-Am  Bike Fest in St. Agapit, Quebec, in August you will need to be aware of the current requirements for crossing into Canada and back into the U.S. Listed below are a couple of helpful details: Traveling into Canada.  As of June 1, 2009 anyone...

With nothing but rain the past month here in New England, at some point you have to just say, “Enough-is-enough,” and get out and enjoy yourself regardless of the weather forecast. Denis Fortin and his hardy crew of twenty or so motorcyclists from the Quebec, HOG Chapter did just that and...

A couple of weeks back I wrote about a trip we were hosting with Dirt Trax TV and ATV Maine in The Forks.I recently checked Taera's blog at Dirt Trax and she has posted three separate articles about her trip south of the border.In her first article Taera details her drive south from...

We've been thick into the ATV world for the past couple of days - hosting Taera McLean, and her camerman Doug, from DirtTrax TV as they film a DirtTrax TV segment on riding in Maine. Yesterday Jim Yearwood (Snowmobile trailmaster, ATV enthusiast, founder of our KBR brewery, and one of our...

A couple of weeks back, I wrote about the launch of the new Maine Beer Trail, an initiative designed to recognize the vibrant craft brewing industry here in Maine. This week Jim and Mike are preparing to hit the trail themselves - not the Beer Trail, but instead they are making...

This afternoon, I checked out the course for the fun run component of the upcoming Kennebec River Brewery, Raft ‘n Draft weekend. With all the dry weather we’ve had this past few weeks I have to report there’s not a lot of mud in sight, although Wednesday and Thursday it...

The Maine whitewater rafting season is underway and now with the Memorial Day holiday weekend comes the unofficial opening of Maine's ATV Trail System. Reports from riders in the area this weekend are that The Forks Area trails are generally in good condition with just a couple of wet spots....