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.
Harris Station Dam Kennebec River

Harris Station Dam: The Key To Kennebec River Rafting

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.

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family snowmobile to grand falls

Fun Family Vacation in Maine: Snowmobile Trip Review

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.

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A Valentines Snowmobiling Adventure

From check in to check out we couldn’t have had a better experience. The snowmobiles and gear we rented were top notch. Our cozy cabin was just that… very cozy. If this is on YOUR bucket list, you have to go here!!!!

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Fishing at Grand Falls

Exploring Maine’s Dead River

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 for spring, summer, fall and winter vacations.

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kennebec rafting

Best Rafting Trip Ever

My sister and I went rafting on the Kennebec and had the best day of our lives. The river was amazing, especially the first part of the trip when we went through the class 4 rapids… We loved the last 2 hours of the trip as well.. where we could get out in the duckies.. small kayaks… and just float. What a wonderful day. Of course the gourmet lunch was to die for…

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Family rafting Kennebec

Awesome Group Trip: Experience to Remember!

My co-workers and I had the best time at Northern Outdoors last weekend. The campsite was big and clean and the main lodge is very welcoming and cozy! We made some awesome memories on the river and our guides really went above and beyond… After the trip there was a slideshow of all the days activities and one of my co-workers said, “wow, they really know how to create an experience here.”

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