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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We had a group of 8 (4 couples) that had such a great time last year in 2016 that we booked it again this year. We stayed in the Crying Loon Cabin and it was perfect. We loved hanging out in the beautiful lodge and enjoying the food and beer along with...

We had a group of 7 join you this past weekend. All first timers and we tackled the rapid release! Amazing experience. Beautiful Cabin, Great Guides and the experience of being on the river was unforgettable! Thank you all so much for giving us such a fun weekend. We will...

My soccer team from Wheaton College spent two nights with Northern Outdoors as a bonding activity and participated in an amazing rafting trip as well as a beautiful hike to Moxie Falls. Rating: Excellent Zuzka C. San Francisco, CA See: Video and photos of Wheaton College Women's Soccer Team on the river....

What a perfect long weekend!!! We had so much fun and all the staff were super helpful! Rating: Pretty good Jessica F. Georgetown, MA Everyone in The Forks loves a family celebration. See Maine Weddings at Northern Outdoors...

The campground at Abol Bridge was absolutely beautiful and relaxing. It is by far one of the most beautiful places in Maine and the perfect place to camp out before a day rafting the Penobscot. Our guides Matt and Todd were awesome! The rapids were wild, surfing the rapids was...

The whole experience was remarkable!!! I was so impressed with how well every aspect of our trip was organized and how clearly all expectations were communicated. I felt well informed and knew my safety was a priority. Every guide we came in contact with was very knowledgeable about the river,...

8/3/17 was our 2nd annual rafting trip! We loved it so much last year couldn't wait to come back!! Matt was our guide and we all just had the best day ever!!! The whole experience from start to finish is top notch!!! Already can't wait to go back for our...

This was our 4th rafting trip with Northern Outdoors. We have so much fun each year that we can't wait to go back and do it again next year! The rafting guides are exceptional! We had Adam again this year by request. He's lots of fun and an exceptional guide....

I have the utmost respect for the rafting guides and crew at Northern Outdoors. My daughter fell out of the raft in the middle of the cribworks and while the raft went down the chute my daughter took the longer route. The guides kept their cool and composure and safely...

Our rafting adventure on the Penobscot River with Northern Outdoors was outstanding! Our guide Ryan was incredible. He not only navigated us through crazy rapids but he also informed us of the history of the river as well as the area; he was very personable and a wealth of information....

One of the best experiences I have ever had. Would definitely do it all over again. Guides are extremely helpful and take their job and the safety of themselves and their customers.seriously, but in a reassuring way and maintains a high level of fun and excitement. Rating: Excellent Amy M. Somerset, Massachusetts...

My group has been fishing/rafting continuously since 1991 exclusively using Northern Outdoors including both the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers. Dollar for dollar the experience provided by Northern Outdoors gives the participant the absolute Best Bang for the Buck!!! The emotional sensation is so enjoyable that my group members are still...

Northern Outdoors is awesome! The location, the main lodge, the housing, the food, the home brewed beer, outdoor games like corn hole and pool volley ball, that stuff is just an added bonus. What makes Northern outdoors so awesome is the staff, the guides especially! we have been going for...

There's something happening every night at our Forks resort brewpub! Also, be sure to check our weekday rafting specials ('Kids Raft Half-Price Weekdays' summer deal ends August 31.) Here's the week at a glance: Margarita Monday Liz’s House Margarita $6 Mexican Dinner Special! Tuesday Family Fun Night Get out of your...