[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...

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...

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...

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"?)...

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...

We vacationed Friday to Monday and stayed in the Baxter lakeside house. What a beautiful location. The owners at the lodge were so friendly !!! We rented their kayaks for the day on Saturday which was so awesome! Sunday we white water rafted. What a BLAST!! My sister's family and...

After 8 previous trips with Northern Outdoors with "the guys", we decided to change things up a bit and bring our daughters. So, on August 1, we drove up to the Forks with 5 of our 11-16 year olds for a new adventure. Arrived at the lodge around 4:00 and while...

GoPro "Survivor Camera" needs to find its owner after spending a Maine winter at the bottom of the Class III-IV Kennebec River. The "World's Most Versatile CameraTM" just scored an epic credibility win in the eyes of Maine's rugged, professional whitewater rafting guides at Northern Outdoors. These guides use GoPros to...

The one comment we continued making to each other for a couple weeks after our rafting trip was how glad we were that we booked our trip with your company and how well everything runs at your company. We checked in after dark one night, so finding the place in...

We have been up to Northern Outdoors three times now. We have done everything from camp with Tents, used our RV/Horse Trailer, and rented their beautiful Town Houses overlooking a private pond. The Facilities are as good as they get for a adventure-focused operation. The main lodge has a HUGE...

I want to take the time to thank Northern Outdoors and your staff. My family and I had a lot of fun and a great time. Your resort staff, guides, equipment, training, et. al., were just wonderful. My wife planned and scheduled the trip, and I reluctantly went along. But...

My daughter asked for a rafting trip to celebrate her 15th birthday, and we're all glad she did - our Northern Outdoors experience exceeded our expectations!We arrived the afternoon prior to our trip and thoroughly enjoyed the facilities (pool, hot tub, pub & brewery) before retiring for a restful evening...

As a Maine whitewater rafting guide, there's nothing better than guiding a kid on the river for their first time.  Even from the very beginning of the trip, things like teaching them how to hold our perfect kid sized paddles to how to sit in the raft are moments of...

Maine whitewater rafting may be over for the season, but there is still plenty to explore across Maine as the seasons change and we begin to make the transition to winter and a whole new range of outdoor adventures. With fall in full swing, the leaves are turning and falling and the roadside farms...

Father's Day (June 21, 2010) is the day Dad gets to play.  For a lot of dads that just means they get out of mowing the lawn for a week.  We vote for something more - like playing in the Maine woods for the weekend.  Spending time with friends and...