Maine Rafting and Adventure Vacations

Maine Adventure VacationsHappy July 4th weekend! Welcome to our newest blog for Northern Outdoors. This blog is all about rafting and adventure vacations in Maine. We’ll share tips and resources about things to do on your New England vacation with family and friends. With current fuel prices at an all time high of over $4/gallon today, affordable vacations closer to home are more important than ever.  That’s where a Maine family vacation, Girlfriend Getaway or Mancation (the Guy’s Getaway version) can be an ideal solution.  

Northern OUtdoors Lakeside Resort CenterOur Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort is located in the heart of Maine’s best rivers, lakes, and trails. Only a few hours from Boston, Western Maine is easy and cost effective to get to. Our comfortable resort offers lodging for every budget and taste from luxury North Woods cabins and lakeside cottages to riverside campsites and cabin tents.  A swimming pool, game room, brewpub, big main lodge with a fireplace, and more, welcome you. Our newest addition this season is an ATV spur trail that links our lodge directly to the extensive Maine ATV trails network.

We started rafting in 1976, in fact, we were the very first rafting company inDead River Rafting: Special Releases Maine (see more Northern Outdoors history), and have a long record of setting industry standards for quality, safety, and professional guide training. We think we have the best whitewater rafting in New England on our nearby Kennebec, Penobscot, and Dead Rivers. (Yes, of course we are biased – we live here year-round and love it here!) Choose from easy family floats trips to exciting Class IV and IV+ whitewater thrills, May to October.  
The Forks Resort Center - Northern OutdoorsWe’ll keep you updated on what’s happening at Northern Outdoors this season. Visit also our Adventure Blog for the latest press on Northern Outdoors. When you don’t see recent blog entries from us, it’s because we’re on the river, on the trail, or relaxing at our classic New England lodge by the fireplace with one of our Kennebec River Brewery microbrews. (Yes, we have our own microbrewery on-site. We started it years ago because one of our owners has a passion for specialty beers.) “Ayup” – as they say in Maine – this is a special place. Hope to see you here!