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...

Kids love the water - and the idea of whitewater rafting New England rivers thrills many of them.  But what if the kids are too young for a full-on Kennebec River rafting trip?  Float trips are the answer!  Available for kids as young as 8 years of age, a float...

A huge part of great Maine family vacations is enjoying the incredible beauty that surrounds Maine's roads and trails.  Route 201 on the way to some of the best Maine whitewater rafting is so beautiful and historic, it's been listed as a National Scenic Byway. There are several great pullouts along...

It's impressive how many people have NEVER been rafting. It's even more impressive how many people come rafting for the first time and CAN'T BELIEVE how much fun they had and how easy it was.  Hah! Therein lies the magic of whitewater rafting. Anywhere. In the world. But I'll talk...