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!

Fall in Maine is here - and whether you're aiming to take a leaf peeping day trip for craft beer and lunch, or looking for an overnight adventure (yep, we've got cabins), we're here to let you know exactly what the foliage is doing here in The Forks! So, every...

Adventuring to Maine in autumn is a no brainer: with 90% forest cover, Maine's fall foliage is INCREDIBLE! But, what's the best way to see it all? Whitewater rafting, ATVing, and more make our top 5 list of the BEST things to do in Maine in the fall!...

Baxter State Park is a premier outdoor destination in Maine for good reason, and getting the best Baxter State Park reservation is no easy feat. Here are nine steps to help you navigate the state park system and get yourself a prime spot at the base of Maine's highest...

Northern Outdoors' Katahdin Adventure Base Camp is just 10 miles away from 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 Abol Bridge Campground - don't forget to stop for a view of...

Need inspiration for a romantic getaway in Maine? Follow this 3 day itinerary in the Forks, Maine with snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and margaritas, of course! With so much to explore right out your cozy cabin doorstep, you won't be at a standstill of what to do with your day. Welcome to...

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...