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.

Join us on our adventures and post your Maine vacation photos with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

Let’s Run! Northern Outdoors to Host a New October 10K Race by Baxter Outdoors

Let's Run! Northern Outdoors to Host a New October 10K Race by Baxter Outdoors

Put on your trail-running shoes and join Baxter Outdoors and Northern Outdoors (yes, we’re very outdoorsy) for a 6-mile trail-running race on Saturday, October 4, 2014. We’re thrilled to be hosting this brand new 10K on our Forks Area Scenic Trail (FAST). We’ve teamed up with Baxter Outdoors for this fun event–right in the middle of peak leaf season!

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Cheers to Beer and Great Food!

Cheers to Beer and Great Food!

Whether it’s after a day rafting the Kennebec or snowmobiling through Maine’s woods, nothing beats a tasty, handcrafted beer. Kennebec River Pub serves up some amazing beer and food, all in an atmosphere that welcomes everyone like a regular.

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New Trails Along Old Canada Scenic Byway For Hikers, Runners, Bicyclists

New Trails Along Old Canada Scenic Byway For Hikers, Runners, Bicyclists

The central trail follows the Lower Kennebec River along the Old Canada Road Scenic Byway from Solon past Northern Outdoors in The Forks and up about three miles along the Kennebec River to Moxie Falls. The 2nd trail branches off at the confluence of the Dead River and Kennebec River and follow the Dead River all the way to Grand Falls.

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It’s That Time of the Year Again: Maine Beer Festival Season!

It's That Time of the Year Again: Maine Beer Festival Season!

Northern Outdoors thrives in creating an atmosphere that is perfect for enjoying a high quality handcrafted beer, but also to really kick back, relax, and escape in beautiful western Maine. And clearly, we are not the only ones who feel this way about the unique atmosphere here at Northern Outdoors.

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Special Year

Special Year

This year (my seventh with this outfitter) I returned to Northern Outdoors and had a very special year. I’ve always enjoyed hunting here, great stand locations, their food and beverages (brewery)are excellent. Add the camaraderie, hard working guides that are good people that know there business and Hunting in Maine doesn’t get any better.

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Wedding

Wedding

Our daughter’s wedding was catered, managed and held at Northern Outdoors / Maine Lakeside Cabins. The location is beautiful, the food was wonderful. Many at the wedding reported that this was the best food they had at the wedding.

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