Maine Adventure Blog

Our latest adventures and your trip reports, from cabin to trail to river...

Have You Experienced Dead River White Water Yet? The 2018 Dead River White Water Release Dates are out and we want to hear you Dead River rafting stories. Are you a Dead River white water fanatic? Did you have a bachelor or bachelorette party during a spring blast? Have you rafted...

There's Kennebec River rafting (daily from May - October,) and then there's KENNEBEC RIVER TURBINE TESTS: Maine's Biggest White Water At 8000 cubic feet per second water flows Turbine Tests are nearly double Kennebec River's normal whitewater rafting release volume. There are only 4 chances to get in on Maine's biggest white...

One of Maine's best snowmobiling destinations, Grand Falls spans nearly 100 feet across the Dead River with an imposing 40ft drop. In the heart of winter the waterfall transforms itself into a staircase of crystalline ice flows that is sure to inspire awe in even the most traveled riders. On...

Stay tuned for regular trail conditions reports from our groomers and guides. We'll keep you posted with trail photos and ride videos. In the meantime you can see last year's trail reports: snow snow snow! And check out this snowmobiling video of Zach's ride to Moxie Falls....

At 3,717 feet, Coburn Mountain is the highest groomed snowmobile trail in Maine. It has become a northeast snowmobiling bucket list item. It's our local sled peak. We love the ride to Coburn Mountain and the trail up the mountain....

We ended up arriving in a blizzard. Conditions could not have been better. Our crew occupied two Cozy Cabins. The driveways were well plowed and the cabins were clean and everything was functional. Love the new TV's. Good to catch up on the news & weather before heading out. Rating: Excellent...

With the fall foliage peaking, we decided to hike into Moxie Falls, the highest waterfall in Maine, one of the tallest waterfalls in New England, and a lovely mile long hike in the woods. The trailhead (directions on The Forks Maine Recreation Map) is 7 miles from Northern Outdoors, accessible...

Our Bride-to-be wanted to do something fun and in the outdoors for her bachelorette party, so we chose white water rafting. We were combined with a bachelor party and we had a blast!!! White water rafting will now likely become a yearly adventure for our group. :) Rating: Excellent Amanda A. New...

This was our 3rd rafting trip in the last two summers and I can't say enough great things about Northern Outdoors. Each rafting trip has been so fun and well organized, we're always impressed by how well run the whole day is. We also love staying on site to enjoy...

My co-workers and I had the best time at Northern Outdoors last weekend. The campsite was big and clean and the main lodge is very welcoming and cozy! We made some awesome memories on the river and our guides really went above and beyond to make sure we looked bad-ass...

First time to the Kennebec site. Have been to the Penobscot site several times for outstanding white water rafting. The Kennebec site was beautiful. Did not go rafting this time, but did go hiking on several spectacular trails including Mosquito Mountain and Mount Kineo, instead. Both highly recommended. Previously broken arm precluded...

We had a group of 8 (4 couples) that had such a great time last year in 2016 that we booked it again this year. We stayed in the Crying Loon Cabin and it was perfect. We loved hanging out in the beautiful lodge and enjoying the food and beer along with...

We had a group of 7 join you this past weekend. All first timers and we tackled the rapid release! Amazing experience. Beautiful Cabin, Great Guides and the experience of being on the river was unforgettable! Thank you all so much for giving us such a fun weekend. We will...

The Forks Area Scenic Trail, along the Kennebec River, is ideal for running, biking, or hiking with dogs and kids. In the winter it's a snowmobile trail but spring, summer and fall it's only open to foot traffic. The trail begins one mile south of our resort, runs through our...

Name: Stephanie Gallagher Hometown: York, ME Age of First Rafting Trip: 14 Years Old Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2017 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? What I enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors is the friendly environment. Our staff...