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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...

Name: Splashley Tempesta Hometown: Waterford Age of First Rafting Trip: 15 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2014 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Hmm, don't make me choose!! There are so many things that make this my favorite job...

Name: Ted Tibbetts Hometown: Otisfield, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 24 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: No idea. Guided a few trips here and there then found myself full-time! What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The people!...

Name: Todd Mercer Hometown: Grew up in Bucksport but now reside in Poland Springs, where the water comes from. Age of First Rafting Trip: I hadn't ever been in a raft until my first day of training, I was 23. Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1994 What type of guiding do you...

Name: Chris Russell Hometown: West Gardiner, ME Age of First Rafting Trip: 17 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1989 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Fishing, Hunting, Snowmobiling What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? My 'workday' is all about showing our guests a great time doing outdoor...

Name: Erica Luce Hometown: Carrabassett Valley Age of First Rafting Trip: 14 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2012 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Beer, whitewater, and my Northern family. What is your favorite river to guide, and your favorite rapid on...

Name: Suzanne Hockmeyer aka The Queen of the Kennebec Hometown: Andover, MA Age of First Rafting Trip: 25 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1980 (Learn more about Suzie and Northern Outdoors pioneering Maine's rafting scene.) What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern...