Kennebec River Float Trip

A relaxing float down Maine’s lower Kennebec River.  With easier maneuverability and control than tubing, our inflatable kayaks are suited for one or two paddlers each and are the perfect afternoon activity! Paddle and explore or relax and float down the calm lower river right back to the Adventure Resort in The Forks.

Lower Kennebec River Float: Trip Details


Spend a relaxing afternoon on a self-guided float trip down the gentle, rippling Lower Kennebec River. People ages 8 to 80+ can paddle their own or share an inflatable kayak for a fun and relaxing afternoon. You start 5 miles north of our resort, well below the rapids of the upper and lower sections. Here, the river meanders at a much slower pace, ideal for those who want to drift carefree with their friends or splash around with the family in easy-to-paddle inflatable kayaks. No experience necessary.


With easy class 1-2 rapids (riffles and small waves), this laid-back float puts you in the heart of inland Maine. Enjoy forest views and chances to see eagles along your trip. Relax, chill out and unwind as you sunbathe, paddle or swim–you’re the boss of your self-guided trip. You won’t even need a shuttle after your paddle–you’ll end up right across from the Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort with its giant outdoor hot tub, swimming pool, cabins and brewpub!

Inflatable Kayaks are Similar to tubing…


…but with more control and maneuverability! You can paddle around to all the inlets and mini rapids if you want, or you can kick back, relax, and let the river do the work. Plenty of room for two in each kayak, but it’s also easy to paddle solo.  With a 1:30pm start, the float trip is the perfect afternoon activity for those looking to relax and soak up some sunshine!

Bachelorette Party Float on Kennebec River
Kennebec river float - Northern Outdoors
Kennebec River Float Trips - Northern Outdoors
Kennebec river float - Northern Outdoors

Trip Details


Fun for all experience levels!




Minimum Age

Trip Location

The Forks Maine rafting adventure resort map - Northern Outdoors

Meeting Time

1:30 PM

Half day, no meal provided.

Rapids Class

Maine registered guide - Northern Outdoors
Wetsuit rentals

Wetsuit rentals

Full Suit $20;
Farmer John $10;
Top Half or Paddle Jacket $5;
Booties $5


May - September

Trip Pricing

  • 1-2 people per inflatable kayak