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Maine Adventures
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Name: Brent Arsenault Hometown: Freeport, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 18 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2002 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? I'm so fortunate to work and play outside in the mountains and rivers with...

Name: Ryan Roderick Hometown: Peabody, MA Age of First Rafting Trip: 12 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2010 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The pride we all carry in whatever it is we do. I think everyone...

Name: Sandi Howard Hometown: Windham, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 20 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1997 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Northern has a great philosophy that centers on great adventures, exploring beautiful rivers and...

Name: Zach Davis Hometown: Smithfield, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 14 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2011 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Having a job that doesn't feel like a job. Living, working, and playing within...

Name: Luke DiSilvestro Hometown: Caratunk Age of First Rafting Trip: 8 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2007 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Leadership Programs What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The People What is your favorite river to guide, and your favorite rapid on that river? The Penobscot River,...

Name: Trevor Donoghue Hometown: Freeport, ME Age of First Rafting Trip: 12 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2009 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The family vibes...

Name: Emily Yearwood Hometown: Caratunk/Skowhegan, Currently Kingfield Age of First Rafting Trip: 8ish? Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2006 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The people- staff and guests- and being able to share the river with them. The camaraderie that...

Name: Diamond Mark Schaub Hometown: Newtown, PA/Points Unknown Age of First Rafting Trip: 9 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2006 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? The friends and family I've made along the way, the perpetual party it's been over the...

Name: Kimberly Lyman Hometown: Caratunk Age of First Rafting Trip: 17 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1998 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? I love the feeling of 'family'. Every year when the new guides come, they are drawn into the fold...

Name: Victor DiSilvestro Hometown: North Yarmouth, Maine Age of First Rafting Trip: 23 on the Penobscot with Wayne Hockmeyer Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 1999 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting, Fishing What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? It has to be working with the other guides and...

Had driven to the Forks 1/2016 the weekend we had the torrential rains which closed the trails. We did not get charged for the night we stayed and were given a credit for another stay. It never snowed again last season and we received a full refund, amazing customer service!! Ten...

The lodge, staff, and snowmobile adventure were awesome. Jessie did an amazing job taking care of our raucous gang of 8 as we took over the fire place sofas. Rating: Excellent Frank P. Fairfax, Virginia...

21 years ago my brother and 2 friends of ours Chris and Julio 1st stayed at Northern Outdoors. The "Tamarac " cabin was brand new, we rented A ski-doo 440 FAN COLLED MXZ SLED and we had an incredible stay . Great snowmobiling conditions, great food and beer and outstanding...

We just spent 3 days at Northern Outdoors & I have never seen so much snow in my life!! It was awesome!! We snowmobiled Sunday, Feb. 12 and it was incredible!! Our guide, Greg Caruso, who we have rafted with for many years led us on the trails and it...

Good Morning. This trip was a surprise get-a-way for my wife as I am on call Valentines day weekend and could not be here this weekend. I was in hopes to grab a cabin and there appeared to be one left. I have enjoyed N. O. since my first time...