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 […]

5 Things to Do in Maine in the Fall

Dead River Fall Foliage

Adventuring to Maine in autumn is a no brainer: with 90% forest cover, Maine’s fall foliage is INCREDIBLE! But, what’s the best way to see it all? Whitewater rafting, ATVing, and more make our top 5 list of the BEST things to do in Maine in the fall!

Best Trip Yet: Dead River Rafting

Erica raft guide

Spent Memorial Weekend up in Maine on the Dead River and had a blast. Our guide, Erica, was awesome and the small Diablo raft was a blast. The Dead was a great river and the drop in and out was pretty conveniently close to Northern Outdoors.

Exploring Maine’s Dead River

Fishing at Grand Falls

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.

Dead River Release Dates 2018

Dead River Go Pro splash

The 2018 Dead River release dates! Experience Maine’s most continuous white water with spring releases, summer flow trips & fall foliage.

The Forks Maine Recreation Map

The Forks Recreation Map

Whitewater rafting, hiking, ATV trails, fishing, The Forks Maine Recreation Map shows trail heads, raft put-ins, campgrounds, and waterfalls.

Good crew, good times

Tap Handles Kennebec River Brewery

The river scene was beautiful, made me appreciate springtime in Maine. After the exhilarating whitewater run we hit up the brewery, excellent.