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!
Northern Outdoors’ owners pioneered rafting on the Kennebec, Dead, and Penobscot River — read more about the history of whitewater rafting on Maine’s rivers!
Meet the Queen of the Kennebec River, Maine’s first female whitewater rafting guide, co-founder of Northern Outdoors, Suzie Hockmeyer.
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.
Hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, teaching, coaching… and whitewater guiding! Steph is a Maine outdoorswoman who rocked raft guide training.
The Penobscot is Maine Whitewater Rafting Guide Adam’s favorite river trip from the Cribworks to Nesowadnehunk Falls.
Meet Maine whitewater rafting guide, Kimberly Lyman from Caratunk whose favorite river rapid is Mile Long Rapid on the Dead River.