WHITE WATER RAFTING MAINE’S PENOBSCOT RIVER

There are two items that top any list of Maine’s most epic adventures: whitewater rafting the Penobscot River and climbing Mt Katahdin. You can do both the rafting and hiking from our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp steps from Baxter State Park on the Appalachian Trail. Read reviews of Penobscot rafting and Baxter State Park hiking below (with Mount Katahdin photo bombing ever present.) More info on Penobscot River Whitewater Rafting (and a must-see rafting video with drone footage of Maine’s wildest river.) Post your Penobscot River rafting photos on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

A few weekends ago, 6 of my friends and I drove 5 and 1/2 hours to go rafting on the Penobscot. We were a little hesitant at first since white water rafting seems extreme and I heard many rumors about there being giant spiders in the cabins. However, we did...

I want to take the time to thank Northern Outdoors and your staff. My family and I had a lot of fun and a great time. Your resort staff, guides, equipment, training, et. al., were just wonderful. My wife planned and scheduled the trip, and I reluctantly went along. But...

We come up every year to raft the Kennebec or Penobscot river. It's always a great time and a great escape from everyday responsibilities. We've learned over the past several years to be proactive for rain and come to expect it and work with it, and every time we hit...

On June 6th I took 19 Alternative Education middle school students and 6 adults rafting on the Penobscot's West Branch. This was our 7th year rafting with Northern Outdoors and as always had a great trip. Our guides and lunch staff were awesome. They really know what they are doing and...

Back again this past wknd with the boys. Decided to run the Dead w/high water and the Kennebec - what a great weekend. Not even the cold and rain could "dampen" our trip. Friday night started, like many other trips, a little Blueberry from the brewery. ...

Rafting was fantastic. Moe was a great guide and really knew the river. He safely got us down while letting us have fun. I'd also like to thank the staff with protecting us from hurricane Irene. They chose to evacuate their campsite and instead of refunding...

Awesome rafting on the Penobscot. Took the family and our two teens (17/19) and each took a friend along. The white water was so much fun. We had rafted on the Kenebec last year; This year was even better! Our guide Jayson was incredible--he was also our guide on the...

This was my second time to the Penobscot River and I had a blast! The cabin tents were very convenient to stay in and the raft guides made the trip very memorable. Especially the raft guide I had, Mo. He was great at explaining things to us, being patient with...

We had a great time rafting. Had done the Penobscot earlier this summer and was very impressed with how the trips have improved. Went over the Nesowadnehunk Falls FOUR times! The younger kids in our families wanted to try rafting themselves, so we tried the Kennebec. Not as dangerous or challenging,...

Had a great, great weekend with my old college buddies. We sandwiched two hysterical nights of camping around an outstanding day of rafting on the Penobscot. Perfect weather, great guide, gorgeous scenery (moose included)- it was an incredible trip. Next year's adventure is already in the works...

4 of us non-swimmers decided to try out white water rafting - we had heard from our friends that Northern Outdoors is a great company for this, and we signed up for the Penobscot River Rafting trip. The Northern Outdoors rafting crew are superb at what they do. A big thanks...

Our group consisted of two adults and six 15 year old boys. We left home on a thursday morning and headed to Moxie Falls prior to heading to Millinocket...

Having rafted both the Penobscot and Kennebec, the excitement of the Penobscot surpasses our experience on the Kennebec. With first-time Penobscot rafters with us, we were mildly concerned that we may be biting off more than they could chew. NOT! Our guide was great - extra points for inviting multiple...

The Penobscot River is a true class 4-5 Maine whitewater rafting gem, and Northern Outdoors is well known for running this river as a classic top-to-bottom river trip.  The only interruption?  A welcomed grilled riverside lunch between the upper and lower sections of the Penobscot River.  (Not everyone runs the...

Northern Outdoors is THE BEST! I look forward to my rafting every year (as I have for about the past 15 years). There is no other company that I'd go with other than Northern (we tried others early on), or place I'd stay other than the POC, rafting the Penobscot....