Northern Outdoors is the best place to go for rafting adventures. The rafting is amazing!!  The accommodations are clean and well kept and the beds are comfy and clean. The lodge is awesome. They have an on site brewery bar and restaurant that are all awesome and delicious. They have...

Maine is full of towns with interesting names, but I'm pretty sure The Forks is at the top of the list. Besides just having a great name, The Forks, Maine has plenty of things to do year round. Situated where the Kennebec and Dead Rivers meet, it's is a haven...

This was our 3rd rafting trip in the last two summers and I can't say enough great things about Northern Outdoors. Each rafting trip has been so fun and well organized, we're always impressed by how well run the whole day is. We also love staying on site to enjoy...

We had a group of 8 (4 couples) that had such a great time last year in 2016 that we booked it again this year. We stayed in the Crying Loon Cabin and it was perfect. We loved hanging out in the beautiful lodge and enjoying the food and beer along with...

We had a group of 7 join you this past weekend. All first timers and we tackled the rapid release! Amazing experience. Beautiful Cabin, Great Guides and the experience of being on the river was unforgettable! Thank you all so much for giving us such a fun weekend. We will...

The campground at Abol Bridge was absolutely beautiful and relaxing. It is by far one of the most beautiful places in Maine and the perfect place to camp out before a day rafting the Penobscot. Our guides Matt and Todd were awesome! The rapids were wild, surfing the rapids was...

This was our 4th rafting trip with Northern Outdoors. We have so much fun each year that we can't wait to go back and do it again next year! The rafting guides are exceptional! We had Adam again this year by request. He's lots of fun and an exceptional guide....

I have the utmost respect for the rafting guides and crew at Northern Outdoors. My daughter fell out of the raft in the middle of the cribworks and while the raft went down the chute my daughter took the longer route. The guides kept their cool and composure and safely...

My group has been fishing/rafting continuously since 1991 exclusively using Northern Outdoors including both the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers. Dollar for dollar the experience provided by Northern Outdoors gives the participant the absolute Best Bang for the Buck!!! The emotional sensation is so enjoyable that my group members are still...

Name: Matt Bateman Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ Age of First Rafting Trip: 13 Year you started guiding at Northern Outdoors: 2015 What type of guiding do you do? Whitewater Rafting What do you enjoy most about working at Northern Outdoors? Getting the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people and take new friends down the...

Favorite rapid? "THE FALLS!! There is nowhere in the world where you can run a drop that exciting over and over until you’re too tired to go on!" Meet Ted, one of our full-time Penobscot River raft guides...

The last trip of the season was the day we rode the Penobscot, It was overcast and gloomy but that was all forgotten once we hit the river. Ted kept us moving but safe. Surfing the waves at the waterfall was a bit disconcerting but all a wonderful experience. It...

One of THE BEST family fun vacations ever! We ran the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers this trip. The 'Nob was fab - incredible guides and great rafting. Actually, all the staff from Dave the bus driver/cook to the dining staff and food were excellent. The guides were beyond great! The...

My friends and I go to Northern Outdoors at least once every summer, this place is amazing, never a dull moment. I would recommend this place to anyone. The only improvement I would like to see if the service in the restaurant. Food is always very good, but service is...