Maine Adventure Travel Guide

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

Working as a whitewater raft guide on Maine's Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead rivers, I take great pride in guiding adventures from around the world down the best whitewater the northeast has to offer. Over the course of a day the questions can range from routine to bizarre. A question I hear as often...

I'm often reminded of how fortunate we are to live, work and help guests enjoy a memorable Maine Family Vacation as they explore the regions magnificent rivers, lakes and trails. Just recently I received a nice email (below) from Bill and Gregor Roach of Sunningdale, Berkshire, England. Coincidently, I grew up in Windsor, Berkshire...

We found another great resource for those of us who want to know what kind of leaves are out there in the beautiful New England fall foliage shows. Check out this Guide to Northern New England Fall Leaves, it covers 18 tree species with pictures of their individual leaves. Alder,...

It's officially proclaimed - Maine's official government fall foliage report website is saying that this 2008 season is expected to have brilliant foliage colors.  Every year Maine has a weekly report on foliage colors that starts in early September and runs through October.  Maine's season is one of the earliest...

Fall is here! This is the first posting of the new bi-weekly Northern Outdoors ATV Trail Report from The Forks, Maine. We hope you find it useful. The Maine ATV trails from The Forks south to Bingham, west to Eustis, east to Greenville, and north to Jackman are in good...

This is the last entry in our interview series with Jim Lane, President of A.T.V. Maine, the statewide non-profit organization representing all affiliated ATV clubs in Maine. According to Jim, you can ride 8½ months of the year in Maine, depending on the trail location. Riding season typically starts in...

Insights into Maine’s ATV Trails. Part 4 of our interview series with Jim Lane, President of A.T.V. Maine.If you are from Maine, or are already a Maine snowmobiler, then you likely already understand the very different circumstances of trail systems in the state of Maine, compared to most other states....

This is part 3 in our interview with Jim Lane, President of A.T.V. Maine. Jim didn’t hesitate to share his “Tips for Safe ATV Riding”, and reiterated several times that ATVs are great fun and offer a unique family activity, but must always be handled in recognition that ATVs are...

This is Part 2 in 5 Part Series from our talk with A.T.V.Maine President Jim Lane in late July.  Did You Know? There are 65,000 registered ATV machines in the state of Maine. You don’t need an ATV license but you do have to register your ATV machine if you ride...

What is ATV Maine? We recently talked with Jim Lane, President of A.T.V. Maine, about Maine ATV trails  and the sport in general. A new ATV spur trail directly to Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort was officially approved earlier this spring, opening up access to hundreds of miles of exceptional ATV trails...

Rain rain don't go away -till the rivers are as fullas possible TODAY!It's High Water Rafting right now in Maine. Rainy weather the last 3 days has the water levels rising to awesome spring rafting levels! 8400CFS on the Kennebec and 3400CFS on the Penobscot, as we write this. Good...

Our first trips were very different from today’s Kennebec rafting trip. We put in at the East Outlet of Moosehead Lake, paddled and motored across Indian Pond, took off the motor, and carried around Harris Station dam (stopping for a traditional Maine guide lunch of grilled steak, boiled potatoes and...

Harris Station dam provides consistent whitewater all summer long for Maine adventure vacationers rafting the Kennebec River. Daily summertime water releases actually get longer from Harris Station, thanks to the higher power needs of peak summer. This means guaranteed whitewater rafting excitement and vacation value for the thousands of guests...

“We were either going to discover one of the best rivers to raft in the country, or we were going to die.” This was the encouraging phone call to the Hockmeyers from West Virginia rafting friend Jon Dragan (founder of Wildwater Ltd. on the Gauley River in 1968), the night before...

We got great news early this summer at Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in the Forks. A new ATV spur trail directly to Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort was officially approved earlier this spring, opening up access to hundreds of miles of exceptional ATV trails to our Northern Outdoors guests. The new...