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.

We're watching the mercury hit record temperatures all the way up the coast and thanking our stars that we work on the river where cooling off is part of going to work everyday.  With the forecast calling for nothing cooler that 86 degrees F in Boston for at least the...

We've noticed this year that our rafting calendar shows a few weekends when all three of Maine's whitewater rivers are flowing. Wow! We thought how can we share these super special weekends with everyone? Lo & behold the Maine Triple Crown of Rafting was born. (And you thought Triple Crowns were just...

Driving up 201 toward Northern Outdoors on a New England vacation adventure, Wyman Lake and the Kennebec River hug the right side of the road for long stretches.  There are several unmarked turnouts, and one vaguely marked 'Historic Site'.  A small brown sign points the way to a narrow gravelled...

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to row-frame the Dead River with two other guides providing safety for the ACA. Northern Outdoors donated the safety boats for the last two days of the ACA Nationals. Saturday the river was flowing at 3000 cfs and Sunday was an epic...

Happy July 4th weekend! Welcome to our newest blog for Northern Outdoors. This blog is all about rafting and adventure vacations in Maine. We’ll share tips and resources about things to do on your New England vacation with family and friends. With current fuel prices at an all time high...