MAINE HIKING TRAILS

The Appalachian Trail connects our resort in The Forks, Maine and our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp next to Baxter State Park. Both locations feature some of Maine’s best hiking trails: Mt Katahdin (Maine’s highest mountain,) Moxie Falls (Maine’s tallest waterfall,) Mt Kineo on Moosehead Lake (Maine’s largest lake.) Below are our latest hikes, your hiking trip reports and a recreation map for The Forks showing hiking trailheads. Post your Maine hiking photos with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom. Happy Trails!

Going hiking as a family can be a fun experience that gives your kids lifelong memories, but it’s important to be prepared. These family hiking tips should help you have an enjoyable experience....

Maine is full of towns with interesting names, but I'm pretty sure The Forks is at the top of the list. Besides just having a great name, The Forks, Maine has plenty of things to do year round. Situated where the Kennebec and Dead Rivers meet, it's is a haven...

While technology has simplified life in many ways, we all need some time away from our screens. If you’re feeling like your family needs a digital detox during your Maine vacation, heading out into the woods is a great distraction! Here are 11 of the best family-friendly hikes in Maine....

With the fall foliage peaking, we decided to hike into Moxie Falls, the highest waterfall in Maine, one of the tallest waterfalls in New England, and a lovely mile long hike in the woods. The trailhead (directions on The Forks Maine Recreation Map) is 7 miles from Northern Outdoors, accessible...

First time to the Kennebec site. Have been to the Penobscot site several times for outstanding white water rafting. The Kennebec site was beautiful. Did not go rafting this time, but did go hiking on several spectacular trails including Mosquito Mountain and Mount Kineo, instead. Both highly recommended. Previously broken arm precluded...

The Forks Area Scenic Trail, along the Kennebec River, is ideal for running, biking, or hiking with dogs and kids. In the winter it's a snowmobile trail but spring, summer and fall it's only open to foot traffic. The trail begins one mile south of our resort, runs through our...

Northern Outdoors' Katahdin Adventure Base Camp at Abol Bridge Campground sits at the trailhead to one of Baxter State Park's best hiking, swimming and picnic destinations: Blueberry Ledges, where Katahdin Stream flows over smooth granite ledges. The trail begins in the campground just past the new pavilion, where Penobscot River...

Mosquito Mountain?! Why would anyone want to hike up a mountain named after nature’s most annoying creature?   This 1.5 mile hiking trail that climbs 1386 feet to panoramic mountain views would be a lot more popular with a different name. Like the nearby Pleasant Pond Mountain hike on the Appalachian...

We camped with Northern Outdoors for our first visit to Maine. It was a great base camp for the hiking and rafting that we did. Check in was simple, staff was welcoming and helpful at all times. The pool was great for the couple of super hot...

It was a rainy May all over New England. But that didn't stop us from having fun on the river or hiking to Maine's beautiful waterfalls. Here's the crew from Advertise 4 America, a marketing firm that mentors students, enjoying some rainy day rafting on the Kennebec River and hiking...