White Water Rafting Maine

We’ve been guiding whitewater rafting trips at Northern Outdoors in The Forks, Maine for over 40 years, but somehow Maine’s three rivers — the Kennebec River, the Dead River and the Penobscot River — are more fun every season! It must be you guys. Read your whitewater rafting trip reports, get some Maine travel tips, and meet our Registered Maine Whitewater Guides below. Post your rafting photos and other Maine adventures on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

Katahdin Rafting Penobscot River

Top 10 Things to Do in Millinocket, Maine: A Comprehensive Guide

Millinocket, Maine is known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities. Whether you’re looking to explore Baxter State Park or Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, go whitewater rafting on the Penobscot River, or eat at the infamous Appalachian Trail Cafe- there’s something for everyone in Millinocket, Maine!

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Opening Day on the Kennebec River

When Will Rafting Season Begin in 2023?

Northern Outdoors opens for the 2023 summer season on May 2nd at 2pm, with the first Dead River trip on May 6th, first Kennebec trip on May 7th, and the Penobscot River starting May 27th. Whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, fishing, ATVing, and relaxing– do it all at our adventure resort in The Forks, Maine.

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The Forks Kennebec Dead Arial

Top 10 Things to Do in The Forks, Maine

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.

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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.

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