MAINE VACATIONS

Your Maine vacation… snowmobiling all over Maine’s 13,000 miles of trails in the winter, whitewater rafting Maine’s three rivers and fishing remote waters in the summer, ATVing trails right from your cabin porch in the fall, hiking to waterfalls and up mountains all four seasons, and kicking back next to a fire with a Kennebec River Brewery fresh craft beer. Below are travel guide ideas (and trip reviews from guests) for outdoor recreation near our adventure resort in The Forks, Maine — Moxie Falls, the Appalachian Trail, Kennebec River rafting, Dead River rafting, snowmobiling to Grand Falls, riding up Coburn Mountain — and our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp next to Baxter State Park where you can join us for a rafting trip down the wild and mightily scenic Penobscot River… hike Mount Katahdin, swim in waterfalls in Baxter State Park, explore ice caves and camp by the river with moose and deer making appearances in front of Maine’s Greatest Mountain.

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This was a family trip to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Twelve people in 3 generations - ages 12 to 72. It was an incredible and total success. The general consensus is that it was “the best vacation ever” and in our family of world-wide travelers that is saying a...

When it comes to scenic drives, Maine has plenty to pick from. Whether you want to see ocean vistas and charming harbor towns, streams meandering along winding back roads, rural farmland, stunning lakes, or majestic mountains, Maine has it all wrapped up into one state. And for those of you...

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....

Northern Outdoors is the best place to go for rafting adventures. The rafting is amazing!!  The accommodations are clean and well kept and the beds are comfy and clean. The lodge is awesome. They have an on site brewery bar and restaurant that are all awesome and delicious. They have...

Spent Memorial Weekend up in Maine on the Dead River and had a blast. Our guide, Erica, was awesome and the small Diablo raft was a blast. The Dead was a great river and the drop in and out was pretty conveniently close to Northern Outdoors....

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...

Whether you're a Maine native looking for fun summer adventures to be had or you're planning a visit from "outta state," Instagram is the perfect place to "get lost" for awhile as you dream about all the places you can go in the beautiful Pine Tree State. ...

My family of 5 stayed in the logdominiums for the second time two weekends ago (mid March 2018.) The snow was great, snowmobile trails were groomed, and the folks at Northern Outdoors were hospitable. We really enjoyed every moment of our stay and will definitely do again....

Spotting a 1000-pound moose can be one of the most exciting parts of a vacation in the Pine Tree State! Here are 6 tips from a Mainer on when, how, and where to see a moose in Maine....

From Flagstaff Lake to The Forks where the Dead River joins the Kennebec River, runs 42 miles of flatwater, whitewater and the grandest of waterfalls. With hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling trails next to the river, and 8 white water rafting releases, exploring Maine's Dead River offers different adventures...