Our first trips were very different from today’s Kennebec rafting trip – from where we launched the trip, to the what we called ourselves! There are some aspects that haven’t changed though, including our passion for whitewater!Read more →
River Guides & Stories of Northern Outdoors’ Past
Northern Outdoors pioneered rafting on all three of Maine’s rivers, which means there’s a LOT of history boxed up around these parts. Here are just a few of the stories and river guides that make up Northern Outdoors and Maine’s rich whitewater rafting history – from our first trips on the Kennebec River, to the river guides of the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond.
Meet the Queen of the Kennebec River, Maine’s first female whitewater rafting guide, co-founder of Northern Outdoors, Suzie Hockmeyer.Read more →
Built in 1952-1954, Harris Station is the largest hydroelectric dam in the state of Maine. Harris Station is in the upper section of the Kennebec River basin, holding back the water which provides consistent whitewater all summer long for Maine adventure vacationers rafting the Kennebec River.Read more →
Hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, teaching, coaching… and whitewater guiding! Steph is a Maine outdoorswoman who rocked raft guide training.Read more →