The Forks, Maine Foliage Report

birds eye view fall foliage

Foliage report for The Forks, Maine and surrounding areas, with weekly photo update. Whitewater raft, hike, or ATV through the beautiful changing colors in Central Maine!

Maine Whitewater Rafting Guide Conor Doherty

Friends, meet Maine Whitewater Guide Conor Doherty- COVID’s 2020 “Rookie” Guide of the Year, 2021 Outstanding Performance, Level II guide, Trip Leader, AND server extraordinaire!

Top 10 Things to Do in The Forks, Maine

The Forks Kennebec Dead Arial

Maine is full of towns with interesting names, but I’m pretty sure The Forks is at the top of the list. Besides just having a great name, The Forks, Maine has plenty of things to do year round. Situated where the Kennebec and Dead Rivers meet, it’s is a haven for outdoor activity in Maine.

Northern Outdoors’ Professional Raft Guide Nomads

Northern Outdoors’ raft guides have made a life out of being professional nomads – migrating from winter work to summers on the river. So, what do they do to piece it all together? Teachers, Ski patrollers, and other professionals make up the most experienced guide staff on the river.

USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award – Best White Water Rafting Tour

USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award 2022 Vote for Northern Outdoors Best White Water Rafting Tour Northern Outdoors has been nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for the 2022 best white water rafting tour in the US. 20 companies nationwide have been nominated and Northern Outdoors is the only company representing Maine and […]

When Will Rafting Season Begin in 2022?

Opening Day on the Kennebec River

Northern Outdoors opens for the 2021 summer season on May 7th at 2pm, with the first Dead River trip on May 8th, first Kennebec trip on May 9th, and the Penobscot River starting May 29th. Whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, fishing, ATVing, and relaxing– do it all at our adventure resort in The Forks, Maine.

Whitewater Rafting the Dead River: Summer Flow

Dead River Summer Flow

Whitewater Rafting the Dead River: Summer Flow At the 3500 cfs “Summer Flow” the Dead river is slower moving, more technical, and requires teamwork within the raft.  Six person sport rafts are standard on this trip for more excitement and mobility. Check out the video below for one’s family’s experience!   Thanks to long-time Northern Outdoors’ guest Eric […]