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The whole experience was remarkable!!! I was so impressed with how well every aspect of our trip was organized and how clearly all expectations were communicated. I felt well informed and knew my safety was a priority. Every guide we came in contact with was very knowledgeable about the river,...

Whitewater rafting, climbing, hiking, ropes courses, we love hosting team building, college and outdoor leadership programs. This past week Wheaton College Women's Soccer Team joined us for some hiking, rafting and team bonding. The team hiked into Moxie Falls and went rafting on the Kennebec River. Working together on the river,...

8/3/17 was our 2nd annual rafting trip! We loved it so much last year couldn't wait to come back!! Matt was our guide and we all just had the best day ever!!! The whole experience from start to finish is top notch!!! Already can't wait to go back for our...

This was our 4th rafting trip with Northern Outdoors. We have so much fun each year that we can't wait to go back and do it again next year! The rafting guides are exceptional! We had Adam again this year by request. He's lots of fun and an exceptional guide....

Name: Robert Starbird A.K.A. "King of the North" Hometown: Temple, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 45 (First day of training 5/17/13) Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: Spring of 2013 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Has...

I have the utmost respect for the rafting guides and crew at Northern Outdoors. My daughter fell out of the raft in the middle of the cribworks and while the raft went down the chute my daughter took the longer route. The guides kept their cool and composure and safely...

Our rafting adventure on the Penobscot River with Northern Outdoors was outstanding! Our guide Ryan was incredible. He not only navigated us through crazy rapids but he also informed us of the history of the river as well as the area; he was very personable and a wealth of information....

One of the best experiences I have ever had. Would definitely do it all over again. Guides are extremely helpful and take their job and the safety of themselves and their customers.seriously, but in a reassuring way and maintains a high level of fun and excitement. Rating: Excellent Amy M. Somerset, Massachusetts...

My group has been fishing/rafting continuously since 1991 exclusively using Northiern Outdoors including both the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers. Dollar for dollar the experience provided by Northern Outdoors gives the participant the absolute Best Bang for the Buck!!! The emotional sensation is so enjoyable that my group members are still...

Name: Matt Bateman Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ Age of First Rafting Trip: 13 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2015 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Getting the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people and take new friends down the...

Northern Outdoors is awesome! The location, the main lodge, the housing, the food, the home brewed beer, outdoor games like corn hole and pool volley ball, that stuff is just an added bonus. What makes Northern outdoors so awesome is the staff, the guides especially! we have been going for...

There's something happening every night at our Forks resort brewpub! Also, be sure to check our weekday rafting specials ('Kids Raft Half-Price Weekdays' summer deal ends August 31.) Here's the week at a glance: Margarita Monday Liz’s House Margarita $6 Mexican Dinner Special! Tuesday Family Fun Night Get out of your...

We had an awesome time on the river. Ted was great, made the trip fun & entertaining. He really knew how to run the rapids. I would like to give a shout out to the rescue kayaker, Luke. I fell in & he was right on top of me to...

Northern Outdoors' Katahdin Adventure Base Camp at Abol Bridge Campground sits at the trailhead to one of Baxter State Park's best hiking, swimming and picnic destinations: Blueberry Ledges, where Katahdin Stream flows over smooth granite ledges. The trail begins in the campground just past the new pavilion, where Penobscot River...

Name: Alec "Meats" Curran Hometown: Keene, NH Age of First Rafting Trip: 23 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2016 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Being able to work and play on the amazing rivers of Maine every day. It never...