Adventuring to Maine in autumn is a no brainer: with 90% forest cover, Maine's fall foliage is INCREDIBLE! But, what's the best way to see it all? Whitewater rafting, ATVing, and more make our top 5 list of the BEST things to do in Maine in the fall!...

It’s the final weekend of rafting season, the last chance to fly through 16 miles of continuous whitewater on the Dead River. The river will be running at 6000 cubic feet per second. The guides’ excitement is palpable — they only get to run the Dead 8 times each rafting...

Spent Memorial Weekend up in Maine on the Dead River and had a blast. Our guide, Erica, was awesome and the small Diablo raft was a blast. The Dead was a great river and the drop in and out was pretty conveniently close to Northern Outdoors....

Have You Experienced Dead River White Water Yet? The 2018 Dead River White Water Release Dates are out and we want to hear you Dead River rafting stories. Are you a Dead River white water fanatic? Did you have a bachelor or bachelorette party during a spring blast? Have you rafted...

There's Kennebec River rafting (daily from May - October,) and then there's KENNEBEC RIVER TURBINE TESTS: Maine's Biggest White Water At 8000 cubic feet per second water flows Turbine Tests are nearly double Kennebec River's normal whitewater rafting release volume. There are only 4 chances to get in on Maine's biggest white...

Our rafting adventure on the Penobscot River with Northern Outdoors was outstanding! Our guide Ryan was incredible. He not only navigated us through crazy rapids but he also informed us of the history of the river as well as the area; he was very personable and a wealth of information....

We had an awesome time on the river. Ted was great, made the trip fun & entertaining. He really knew how to run the rapids. I would like to give a shout out to the rescue kayaker, Luke. I fell in & he was right on top of me to...

There are ONLY 4 special Turbine Test releases a year – with 8000 CFS (cubic feet per second) of water flowing down river. That’s almost twice the normal water levels of Kennebec rafting trips of 4800CFS! This means BIG water – the biggest water in the Northeast, and the east...

Three years ago a group of work friends and I went to the Penobscot to go white water rafting. It was my first time ever going into white water and I was not sure what to expect. The second we hit exterminator I fell in love and have come back...

This was my first experience with white water rafting and Ted, our guide and his wife Julie, also a guide made the trip excellent. I was nervous to raft this river with class V rapids but they explained every rapid and gave excellent instruction so we knew exactly what to...

What an amazing twofer whitewater weekend, with great friends, weather and amazing guides. Weekend started for the eight of us when we arrived at the Twin Pines Cabins on Millinocket Lake. We settled into our cabin around 2 and enjoyed the lake and sights of Katadin. After a great dinner and...

We arrived at Northern Outdoors on Friday afternoon and were greeted at the front desk by your pleasant and efficient staff, keys were ready for our cabin and we were provided with a map. Information sheets and our lunch choices were provided for the next day’s rafting. We were disappointed...

We had a great time rafting. Had done the Penobscot earlier this summer and was very impressed with how the trips have improved. Went over the Nesowadnehunk Falls FOUR times! The younger kids in our families wanted to try rafting themselves, so we tried the Kennebec. Not as dangerous or challenging,...

Having rafted both the Penobscot and Kennebec, the excitement of the Penobscot surpasses our experience on the Kennebec. With first-time Penobscot rafters with us, we were mildly concerned that we may be biting off more than they could chew. NOT! Our guide was great - extra points for inviting multiple...

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