Kennebec River Rafting

Of Maine’s three rivers the Kennebec River is the only river with daily rafting trips from May through October. Spring, summer and fall rafting are each different whitewater experiences. Read guests Kennebec River rafting trip reviews below, and get the details on Kennebec River Whitewater Rafting (our grilled riverside lunch stands out amongst rafting outfitters.) Post your Kennebec River rafting photos on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

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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Dead River Fall Foliage

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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Kennebec River float

Three Friends, One River, and a Great Guide!

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.

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Harris Station Dam Kennebec River

Harris Station Dam: The Key To Kennebec River Rafting

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.

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Best Rafting Trip Ever

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…

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