WHITE WATER RAFTING MAINE’S DEAD RIVER

Of Maine’s three rivers the Dead River is the only one with a limited dam release schedule: only 8 Dead River rafting trips per season! The Dead River has the most continuous white water in New England, and a few of the releases are HUGE WHITEWATER! Dead River release updates, trip reviews, and photos below. Also see: Dead River Whitewater Rafting info. Post your Dead River rafting photos on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

When Will Rafting Season Begin in 2021?

When Will Rafting Season Begin in 2021?

Northern Outdoors opens for the 2021 summer season on April 30th at 2pm, with the first Kennebec River trip taking off on May 1st! The first Dead River trip is May 8th, with 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.

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5 Things to Do in Maine in the Fall

5 Things to Do in Maine in the Fall

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!

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Exploring Maine’s Dead River

Exploring Maine's Dead River

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.

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