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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...

Northern Outdoors is awesome! I planned my trip in the beginning of October for a snowmobile trip with sled rentals. Northern Outdoors was a pleasure to work with from the first call to book the trip, through the changes I've had to make Northern Outdoors was a pleasure to work...

A comfy log building, a roaring fire, a fieldstone hearth, big windows, snowy views, hot food and great beer. The trailside lunch is key to Maine snowmobiling. It's where you get trail reports from other riders. It's where you warm up, fill up (on food and gas,) check in (wifi...

“All of this is outside my comfort zone. So each activity feels like a big accomplishment.” Christa, studying for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, gets right to the heart of Keene State’s Outdoor Rec Leadership course. Led by Brent Arsenault and Sandi Howard, two veteran Northern Outdoors guides, the course...

Snowmobiling from Kingfield to Carrabassett Valley to Eustis to The Forks Exploring Maine by snowmobile trail gives you a whole new perspective on our mountains, lakes and rivers. When my husband saw the "Inn-To-Inn Snowmobile Tour" on Northern Outdoor's Maine Snowmobile Tours page, he suggested we test out the route (the...

The last trip of the season was the day we rode the Penobscot, It was overcast and gloomy but that was all forgotten once we hit the river. Ted kept us moving but safe. Surfing the waves at the waterfall was a bit disconcerting but all a wonderful experience. It...

This is the second year a group of my friends and I have come to Maine in early October for a weekend of rafting. Just like the first time, we found the entire experience to be great - from our logdominium - which was clean and spacious, to our day...

Unreal! Fishing was great despite windy conditions, but the Guide we had stole the show. Chris Russell was great and good enough to invite us to his camp for lunch. He is a great guy and Northern Outdoors is lucky to have him running the all day...

My sister planned this whole trip for our family of 20 so I didn't know much about it. Way beyond what I thought it could be. Awesome accommodations - we had a huge cabin that slept 16 of us. Great food when we ate there. Corn hole games, outdoor pool,...