Maine Adventure Travel Guide

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

The 2010 Maine Snowmobile season is underway. This past weekend The Forks area received around a foot of snow.  We now have plenty of snow to work with, and our groomers will get the trails packed and in great shape for riding.On Saturday night we groomed ITS 86 east toward Greenville,...

ATVSource.com recently carried a profile of Northern Outdoors including a  brief history and background on the company and its decision earlier this year to cater to ATV's and UTV's looking for a convenient base-camp from which to explore Maine's extensive network of ATV Trails. Northern Outdoors is long established as one of Maine's most popular one-stop Snowmobile Resorts and is now...

Northern Outdoors and The Herbert Grand Hotel have teamed up to offer a new Inn-to-Inn snowmobile package for the 2010 season. This three night, two day package includes one night lodging at the historic Herbert Hotel, Kingfield with breakfast and two nights lodging in a cozy cabin at Northern Outdoors, in The...

Snowmobile adventures make for great Maine family vacations, and for folks who don't have their own sled, we rent them. We even have guides available to show you all the best trails and most spectacular winter, northwoods views.  At the end of a long day on the trail, there's nothing like...

As far as Maine vacation stops go, this is an easy one to miss - but you'll be glad you found it once you see Moxie Falls - reputably one of the highest waterfalls in New England! Driving north on route 201, take a right onto Lake Moxie Road  just before the bridge over the Kennebec River as...

Driving up 201 toward Northern Outdoors on a New England vacation adventure, Wyman Lake and the Kennebec River hug the right side of the road for long stretches.  There are several unmarked turnouts, and one vaguely marked 'Historic Site'.  A small brown sign points the way to a narrow gravelled...

Our friends at Maine Huts & Trails are having a Grand Raffle to raise money to support their trail grooming and maintenance efforts. The Grand Prize is a 5 day / 4 night Milford Track hiking experience in New Zealand, donated by Ultimate Hikes. The trip includes $2,000 towards airfare, pre and post...

It was a rainy summer here in Maine, but all that rain has an upside folks planning a fall New England Vacation.  We're not at peak yet, but give us a few weeks.  We'll keep an eye on the trees and let you know what's happening. Bill Ostrofsky, a forest...

This fall we're going to take the Kennebec River Brewery on-the-road to a number of Brewers Festivals in Maine and New Hampshire. First up is the Maine Lakes Region BrewFest  on September 26, at Point Sebago Resort, Casco, Maine. On October 3rd, we'll be at The Redhook Brewery, in Portsmouth, for the...

Seven year-old Hayley Desjardins is the daughter of previous long-time, Northern Outdoors employee Mike Desjardins. Hayley has a rare bone marrow disease called Aplastic Anemia (she is now in remission). Last September we held a very successful fundraising event and bone marrow drive for Hayley and her family. We added over...

Last week we hosted our first guests doing a Hut-to-Hut hiking trip on the new Maine Huts and Trails system. The huts and trails are located between the Carrabassett Valley and the Kennebec Valley.Our guests came all the way from the Caribbean to Maine last week! Erik and Ada, originally...

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to row-frame the Dead River with two other guides providing safety for the ACA. Northern Outdoors donated the safety boats for the last two days of the ACA Nationals. Saturday the river was flowing at 3000 cfs and Sunday was an epic...

It's impressive how many people have NEVER been rafting. It's even more impressive how many people come rafting for the first time and CAN'T BELIEVE how much fun they had and how easy it was.  Hah! Therein lies the magic of whitewater rafting. Anywhere. In the world. But I'll talk...

If you are planning to travel to the Can-Am  Bike Fest in St. Agapit, Quebec, in August you will need to be aware of the current requirements for crossing into Canada and back into the U.S. Listed below are a couple of helpful details: Traveling into Canada.  As of June 1, 2009 anyone...

If you live in New England, there is little doubt that you’re wondering when the rain is going to cease. Rain or shine, the group that joined me on the Penobscot River were not going to be detoured by weather. The 9 gentlemen in my raft were on a collective...