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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Mosquito Mountain?! Why would anyone want to hike up a mountain named after nature’s most annoying creature?   This 1.5 mile hiking trail that climbs 1386 feet to panoramic mountain views would be a lot more popular with a different name. Like the nearby Pleasant Pond Mountain hike on the Appalachian...

We camped with Northern Outdoors for our first visit to Maine. It was a great base camp for the hiking and rafting that we did. Check in was simple, staff was welcoming and helpful at all times. The pool was great for the couple of super hot...

Before taking an SxS ATV tour last week, my idea of four-wheeling was a Honda 300EX quad that I flipped while riding up a steep sand dune. At the time my husband had a dune buggy, a three-wheeler, a Kawasaki KX500, and the quad that survived my terrible riding skills....

I spent last weekend camping at Northern Outdoors in The Forks, ME. I'm in Maine for 3 months and this was my first weekend trip. I had planned to tent camp, but it was pouring rain when I arrived so I rented a 2 person "cabin tent" instead for only...

Fantastic trip all around! I was impressed with the skill level of the staff and the beauty of the place. Our cabin, Moose Maple was just perfect. It was obvious that great care was put into the surroundings. We were so impressed that we are going to try and book...

We stayed at the Partridge lodge for the May 13th Dead river release. The lodge was simple, quaint, and adequate. The Kennebec river was right next to the cabin, which was an added bonus. We had trouble directing some of our folks to the cabin due to lack of cell...

The accommodation's were just like being at home. Comfortable, warm and quiet. The lodge is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxing. We enjoyed viewing the pictures that share the history of the area. The trails were excellent and most enjoyable riding. The trail directions got us to where we intended...

Had driven to the Forks 1/2016 the weekend we had the torrential rains which closed the trails. We did not get charged for the night we stayed and were given a credit for another stay. It never snowed again last season and we received a full refund, amazing customer service!! Ten...

The lodge, staff, and snowmobile adventure were awesome. Jessie did an amazing job taking care of our raucous gang of 8 as we took over the fire place sofas. Rating: Excellent Frank P. Fairfax, Virginia...

21 years ago my brother and 2 friends of ours Chris and Julio 1st stayed at Northern Outdoors. The "Tamarac " cabin was brand new, we rented A ski-doo 440 FAN COLLED MXZ SLED and we had an incredible stay . Great snowmobiling conditions, great food and beer and outstanding...

Northern Outdoors is awesome! I planned my trip in the beginning of October for a snowmobile trip with sled rentals. Northern Outdoors was a pleasure to work with from the first call to book the trip, through the changes I've had to make Northern Outdoors was a pleasure to work...

The last trip of the season was the day we rode the Penobscot, It was overcast and gloomy but that was all forgotten once we hit the river. Ted kept us moving but safe. Surfing the waves at the waterfall was a bit disconcerting but all a wonderful experience. It...

This is the second year a group of my friends and I have come to Maine in early October for a weekend of rafting. Just like the first time, we found the entire experience to be great - from our logdominium - which was clean and spacious, to our day...

Unreal! Fishing was great despite windy conditions, but the Guide we had stole the show. Chris Russell was great and good enough to invite us to his camp for lunch. He is a great guy and Northern Outdoors is lucky to have him running the all day...

My sister planned this whole trip for our family of 20 so I didn't know much about it. Way beyond what I thought it could be. Awesome accommodations - we had a huge cabin that slept 16 of us. Great food when we ate there. Corn hole games, outdoor pool,...

My family came to spend our Labor Day weekend searching for fun and adventure - and boy were we satisfied! Our group ranged in age from 16 to 65 - and each and everyone of us had a blast. We rafted the Kennebec with Alec on Saturday and got our...