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Rafting – Northern Outdoors

Northern Outdoors

The Forks

Northern Outdoors

Northern Outdoors has two prime locations for adventuring in Maine. With whitewater rafting on Maine’s class IV and V rivers, miles of ATV trails, world-class trout and salmon fishing, waterfall hikes, and private cabins, you’ll never run out of outdoor adventures to choose from. At the end of the day, refuel at the brewpub and kick back by a campfire. More of a winter adventurer? Visit The Forks for groomed access to Maine’s 14,000 mile snowmobile trail network right out your cabin door. Welcome to Vacationland!

Whitewater Rafting with Friends and Family

New England’s Best Whitewater Rafting

Maine is home to the best whitewater rafting in the Northeast, with three dam-controlled rivers offering daily rafting trips on class III-V whitewater from May through October. Splash through class V rapids, spot moose and eagles along the river, enjoy a gourmet lunch grilled on a riverside beach, visit waterfalls, ride through steep river gorges — all with skilled and professional Maine Guides.

Kennebec River Rafting

Ages 10+
Full Day Trip, May-October 

Our most popular rafting adventure, this class IV river is an ideal trip for first timers, family friendly vacations, and return rafters who enjoy a mix of splashy waves and relaxing floats. Grilled riverside lunch, with slideshow and video to end your day.

Kennebec Turbine Test

Ages 14+
Full Day Trip, 4 Scheduled Release Dates

High water river trip with class IV+ rapids on the Kennebec River. Starts with huge waves, ends with a quick and easy river float. Follow up with grilled lunch, craft beer, and slideshow and video to end your epic whitewater adventure at The Forks resort.

Lazy River Float Trip

Ages 8+
Half Day Trip, May-September

Self guided afternoon adventure in an inflatable kayak – similar to tubing, but with more control and comfort! Perfect family friendly outing, but also great for groups of friends or couples looking for an afternoon trip. Pack a cooler, kick back, and relax.

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Northern Outdoors

The Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort located in The Forks, Maine is home of the Kennebec and Dead Rivers. Our flagship resort features a variety of cabins, indoor lodging, and camping, as well as the Kennebec River Pub & Brewery. Other activities included ATV trails & rentals, guided fishing, and relaxing afternoon float trips on the Kennebec River. Please keep in mind, rafting trip prices do not include state river access fees. Prices subject to change at any time.