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Maine Adventures
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“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...

We have about 10” of snow on the ground. We will be packing trails this week with the groomers on Tuesday and Wednesday, and finishing up signage. Expect early season conditions as things freeze up, with woods trails being rough. Sections of the trail on unplowed roads should have good...

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...

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,...

My family came to spend our Labor Day weekend searching for fun and adventure - and boy were we satisfied! Our group ranged in age from 16 to 65 - and each and everyone of us had a blast. We rafted the Kennebec with Alec on Saturday and got our...

We came in the night before our trip. We were served good food, good beer, and we had a whole lot of laughs. We brought family with us this year from Florida, which included a 3 year old. They were not sure what to expect as they are accustomed to...

My group rafted the Kennebec last summer and had a blast and decided to come up again to raft the Penobscot. The trip was fantastic! Going on a Sunday also proved to be a bonus with only three rafts from Northern Outdoors and only saw two rafts from another outfit....

One of THE BEST family fun vacations ever! We ran the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers this trip. The 'Nob was fab - incredible guides and great rafting. Actually, all the staff from Dave the bus driver/cook to the dining staff and food were excellent. The guides were beyond great! The...