Exploring Maine’s Dead River

Fishing at Grand Falls

From Flagstaff Lake to The Forks where the Dead River joins the Kennebec River, runs 42 miles of flatwater, whitewater and the grandest of waterfalls. With hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling trails next to the river, and 8 white water rafting releases, exploring Maine’s Dead River offers different adventures for spring, summer, fall and winter vacations.

Snowmobiling to Grand Falls on the Dead River

grand falls winter

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 the snowmobile trail there from Northern’s base lodge, scenic vistas include the Kennebec River, the Dead River, and the uniquely gorgeous Granny-Cap Mountain.