Kennebec Whitewater Rafting – Better Than Your Average Riverside Lunch

Lunch on the Kennebec River with Northern OutdoorsLunch on the banks of the Kennebec River is part of the adventure of a Maine whitewater rafting trip with Northern Outdoors.  Between the Upper and Lower sections of the Kennebec River, is a partly rocky, partly sand beach.  Set back in the trees is a huge grill and several low benches.  This south-facing river-beach is where the big yellow rafts pull in for a break and guides jump out to cook a hot, fresh lunch for their rafting guests.

And when we say lunch – we’re not talking cold sandwiches, we’re talking a choice of grilled chicken, salmon, steak or veggie burgers.  We’re talking fried rice, salad and home baked cookies (Okay so the cookies aren’t baked on the river bank, but everything else is cooked there!).  Gigantic camp kettles produce hot chocolate and coffee.  Ice tea, lemonade and water in coolers keep everyone hydrated.

There are no droopy paper plates and flimsy plastic silverware – instead guests eat off sturdy, metal camp plates with real forks and steak knives.  Metal camp cups don’t disintegrate in hands wet from the river.  This lunch is meant to fuel everyone up and bring a smiles to faces young and old.  It’s a great way to celebrate a successful run of the Upper Kennebec River and prepare for the playful adventure of the Lower Kennebec!