WHITE WATER RAFTING MAINE

We’ve been guiding whitewater rafting trips at Northern Outdoors in The Forks, Maine for over 40 years, but somehow Maine’s three rivers — the Kennebec River, the Dead River and the Penobscot River — are more fun every season! It must be you guys. Read your whitewater rafting trip reports, get some Maine travel tips, and meet our Registered Maine Whitewater Guides below. Post your rafting photos and other Maine adventures on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

The last trip of the season was the day we rode the Penobscot, It was overcast and gloomy but that was all forgotten once we hit the river. Ted kept us moving but safe. Surfing the waves at the waterfall was a bit disconcerting but all a wonderful experience. It...

This is the second year a group of my friends and I have come to Maine in early October for a weekend of rafting. Just like the first time, we found the entire experience to be great - from our logdominium - which was clean and spacious, to our day...

My sister planned this whole trip for our family of 20 so I didn't know much about it. Way beyond what I thought it could be. Awesome accommodations - we had a huge cabin that slept 16 of us. Great food when we ate there. Corn hole games, outdoor pool,...

My family came to spend our Labor Day weekend searching for fun and adventure - and boy were we satisfied! Our group ranged in age from 16 to 65 - and each and everyone of us had a blast. We rafted the Kennebec with Alec on Saturday and got our...

My group rafted the Kennebec last summer and had a blast and decided to come up again to raft the Penobscot. The trip was fantastic! Going on a Sunday also proved to be a bonus with only three rafts from Northern Outdoors and only saw two rafts from another outfit....

One of THE BEST family fun vacations ever! We ran the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers this trip. The 'Nob was fab - incredible guides and great rafting. Actually, all the staff from Dave the bus driver/cook to the dining staff and food were excellent. The guides were beyond great! The...

Our rafting experience exceeded my expectations in every way. Not only was it fun, but the entire trip was very organized, lunch was excellent and we had a fantastic guide. We also brought our own ATV and enjoyed many miles of trails which were accessible from Northern Outdoors and so...

Nothing beats Northern Outdoors! Another phenomenal trip down the Penobscot. I believe this is my 8th trip with Northern Outdoors. No need to consider going with any other company. The check in is simple, The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. They have this down to a science!! I'm always...

This is my fifth year on the Penobscot and second with Northern Outdoors. The trip was flawless & well organized. After meeting in the am during which there was a thorough explanation of the trip, expectations and safety features, we began the trip with a ride through the Exterminator. What...

This trip was awesome from start to finish and exceeded some pretty high expectations by a long shot. We were met at the pavilion and greeted with enthusiasm from the first. Todd, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and very fun. He knew exactly when to keep us safe and exactly...

I came up this past weekend, in the rain, and had the most wonderful first time on the Penobscot! The campground was clean and beautifully situated on the river overlooking Mt Katahdin. The rafting guides and staff were extremely knowledgeable and eased my fears with their factual explanations and great sense...

Absolutely amazing trip on the Penobscot River with Northern's guide Tony Medaglia. First class from beginning to end. Tony was fun but also very professional. We all felt safe traversing Maine's most technical river, and everyone's been raving about the trip. Northern is our go-to company. We'll be back next...

This was my second time visiting Northern Outdoors! My wife and I are in our late 60's and brought our daughter and her son to celebrate her 49th and his 16th birthday, both in June! We had an absolute blast. Brandi was our guide and made us feel so comfortable on...

We had such a good time with Northern Outdoors for my bachelor party. We did whitewater rafting on the Kennebec river, and it was a blast the whole way down. The guides we had (Victor and Brandi) were very knowledgeable and made everything extra fun for us. The property is beautiful...