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.

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!

Three Friends, One River, and a Great Guide!

Kennebec River float

The Kennebec river is beautiful and was very exciting. The meal at lunchtime was truly outstanding, Much more than we were expecting!!! … The rest of the trip was fun too, with time to explore a waterfall, and a nice calm drift at the end… This trip was worth every penny! And every mile we drove to get here! The video at the end was really great and fun to watch. We can’t wait to try a Dead River trip next time.

Harris Station Dam: The Key To Kennebec River Rafting

Harris Station Dam Kennebec River

Built in 1952-1954, Harris Station is the largest hydroelectric dam in the state of Maine. Harris Station is in the upper section of the Kennebec River basin, holding back the water which provides consistent whitewater all summer long for Maine adventure vacationers rafting the Kennebec River.

Best Rafting Trip Ever

kennebec rafting

My sister and I went rafting on the Kennebec and had the best day of our lives. The river was amazing, especially the first part of the trip when we went through the class 4 rapids… We loved the last 2 hours of the trip as well.. where we could get out in the duckies.. small kayaks… and just float. What a wonderful day. Of course the gourmet lunch was to die for…