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My group has been fishing/rafting continuously since 1991 exclusively using Northern 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...

Mosquito Mountain?! Why would anyone want to hike up a mountain named after nature’s most annoying creature?   This 1.5 mile hiking trail that climbs 1386 feet to panoramic mountain views would be a lot more popular with a different name. Like the nearby Pleasant Pond Mountain hike on the Appalachian...

We camped with Northern Outdoors for our first visit to Maine. It was a great base camp for the hiking and rafting that we did. Check in was simple, staff was welcoming and helpful at all times. The pool was great for the couple of super hot...

Before taking an SxS ATV tour last week, my idea of four-wheeling was a Honda 300EX quad that I flipped while riding up a steep sand dune. At the time my husband had a dune buggy, a three-wheeler, a Kawasaki KX500, and the quad that survived my terrible riding skills....

I spent last weekend camping at Northern Outdoors in The Forks, ME. I'm in Maine for 3 months and this was my first weekend trip. I had planned to tent camp, but it was pouring rain when I arrived so I rented a 2 person "cabin tent" instead for only...

It was a rainy May all over New England. But that didn't stop us from having fun on the river or hiking to Maine's beautiful waterfalls. Here's the crew from Advertise 4 America, a marketing firm that mentors students, enjoying some rainy day rafting on the Kennebec River and hiking...

Fantastic trip all around! I was impressed with the skill level of the staff and the beauty of the place. Our cabin, Moose Maple was just perfect. It was obvious that great care was put into the surroundings. We were so impressed that we are going to try and book...

We stayed at the Partridge lodge for the May 13th Dead river release. The lodge was simple, quaint, and adequate. The Kennebec river was right next to the cabin, which was an added bonus. We had trouble directing some of our folks to the cabin due to lack of cell...

The accommodation's were just like being at home. Comfortable, warm and quiet. The lodge is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxing. We enjoyed viewing the pictures that share the history of the area. The trails were excellent and most enjoyable riding. The trail directions got us to where we intended...