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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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...

We came in the night before our trip. We were served good food, good beer, and we had a whole lot of laughs. We brought family with us this year from Florida, which included a 3 year old. They were not sure what to expect as they are accustomed to...

My group rafted the Kennebec last summer and had a blast and decided to come up again to raft the Penobscot. The trip was fantastic! Going on a Sunday also proved to be a bonus with only three rafts from Northern Outdoors and only saw two rafts from another outfit....

One of THE BEST family fun vacations ever! We ran the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers this trip. The 'Nob was fab - incredible guides and great rafting. Actually, all the staff from Dave the bus driver/cook to the dining staff and food were excellent. The guides were beyond great! The...

My friends and I go to Northern Outdoors at least once every summer, this place is amazing, never a dull moment. I would recommend this place to anyone. The only improvement I would like to see if the service in the restaurant. Food is always very good, but service is...

Hello, My wife and I stayed at the River Driver Cabin last weekend for a high school reunion. We had a great time. There were about 25 in our party ( including kids), and everything worked out great. Several of our party camped, while others took advantage of the Logdominiums. My...

My group of 27 was EXTREMELY impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of your entire staff. The enthusiasm of the staff made it really enjoyable for all. I'll be back! Rating: Excellent Jason E Merrimac, Massachusetts   Northern Outdoors Group Adventures  ...

Just a quick note of thanks and recognition to both your company and your guides. My husband and I have been rafting both the Dead and Penobscot with multiple companies for the last 10 years. We decided this year to do a group family trip and introduce our kids to...

From the moment I began booking this trip, everything was flawless and easy. The cabin was clean and adequate for our weekend. The Northern Outdoors bar and restaurant was fun and entertaining. It had everything we needed! Perfect trip for any age and I was pleasantly surprised throughout the entirety of...

I had a wicked fun time on my Kennebec River rafting trip!! I wish I could do it every weekend. I really liked the ratio of effort to relaxation on the trip...

Our rafting experience exceeded my expectations in every way. Not only was it fun, but the entire trip was very organized, lunch was excellent and we had a fantastic guide. We also brought our own ATV and enjoyed many miles of trails which were accessible from Northern Outdoors and so...

Nothing beats Northern Outdoors! Another phenomenal trip down the Penobscot. I believe this is my 8th trip with Northern Outdoors. No need to consider going with any other company. The check in is simple, The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. They have this down to a science!! I'm always...

This is my fifth year on the Penobscot and second with Northern Outdoors. The trip was flawless & well organized. After meeting in the am during which there was a thorough explanation of the trip, expectations and safety features, we began the trip with a ride through the Exterminator. What...

We had a great trip down the Kennebec with Trevor. My son and two of his buddies, along with a family of four filled the raft. Three of the kids had never been rafting before and Trevor showed them a great time. We hit everything there was to hit, and...

Our third year in a row at Northern Outdoor and I have to say that you guys never disappoint. The staff is great, the guides are awesome and the beer is excellent! Our guide Jay was outstanding as well as the rest of the crew on the river. Lunch is...