The best Maine fall foliage tours include views from the river! When most people think of fall foliage and "leaf peeping" (the official term for seeking out fall's spectacular color shift), they may think "Vermont." Not to begrudge Vermont its leaves and quaint beauty, but we Mainers want to let people know...

My entire family came for 3 nights at Northern Outdoors in a 4 bedroom cabin. This was for my Grand Daughter's 12th birthday. The entire trip was wonderful! We all enjoyed it very much. It was an overcast and somewhat rainy day the actual day or our white water wafting, but...

I've been coming up to the Abol Bridge Campground for about twenty years and although the campground has changed hands it still has a wonderful family atmosphere with beautiful views of Mt Katahdin. It's a long ride but always worth the trip up. The owners and staff are so friendly and...

[caption id="attachment_901685" align="aligncenter" width="600"] North Woods Cabins at Northern Outdoors, behind the lodge.[/caption] We love it when families come for an adventure getaway with here in Maine and enjoy active and chill time together, weaving deeper connections and lifelong memories.  The homeschooling mom and author of Life With 4 Boys brought a few...

First off the staff at Abol Bridge campground were very accommodating, friendly and professional! We will return! Our raft trip with Ryan Roderick was cold and slightly rainy, but was so much fun. Ryan was our guide a few years ago on the Kennebec raft trip. He was so remarkable, we...

Water--The Best Medicine You Can Take, and Its Wicked Fun, Too! Ever notice how a nice hot bath makes everything just a little bit better? How about the pleasant lassitude after a swim in a lake or pool? I've always felt water to be relaxing--from the sounds of the ocean and rushing...

We have been going to Northern Outdoors with the family since the kids were 8 & 4, they are now 21&17 and we still have a blast. It was great watching the kids there over the years. Much of your staff has watched them grow up over the years. We will...

We made our second annual trip up to Northern at the end of July for a joint birthday trip for my mom and I. For the second year in a row, we had an absolutely amazing time!! We stayed in a logdominium this year, and really had no idea what...

This trip was my children's first rafting experience. I had 1 previous trip but it had been YEARS. We went with a fairly large group of people (16) and we had some experienced and some first timers. Booking and Checking in was smooth even getting our jackets, paddles and helmets was...

From the clean and comfortable lakeside cabins with the gorgeous view to the fabulous day on the Kennebec, this trip exceeded our expectations! All 9 of us had a fantastic time and want to go back next year. Jay our rafting guide was great - the white water rafting trip was...

When I think "family traditions," I recall the valiant attempts my mother made for a Sunday night family dinner or annual summer vacations to visit her parents on the other side of the state. Of course, life got complicated quickly and those traditions fell by the wayside. (Can you say, "Teenagers"?)...

The Brady Bunch decided to enjoy a family weekend in Maine. We spent the weekend with Northern Outdoors and rafted the Kennebec. Our river guide was Ryan and he most certainly made a good day great. He was personable, knowledgeable and created a fantastic memory for our family. We may...

Our recent stay (with 4 other families) and rafting trip at Northern Outdoors was excellent! We loved every second of it. The cabin was cozy, the food and beverages at the brewery were great, and the rafting was outstanding. Trevor was a fantastic bar tender, server, and most importantly, raft...

Whether it's after a day rafting the Kennebec or snowmobiling through Maine's woods, nothing beats a tasty, handcrafted beer. Kennebec River Pub serves up some amazing beer and food, all in an atmosphere that welcomes everyone like a regular. While on a fall foliage tour of the eastern U.S. this past...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Guest Photo, by Erikoh on Instagram - Wow![/caption] We all take pictures, with our phones, cameras, tablets, and spypens. Well, maybe not so much with the spypens. It's easy, we can't help ourselves, and we get amazing candids, scenery, action, and more kinds of snapshots.  When is the...