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Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips

Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, 1771 US Route 201, The Forks, ME 04985
+1 800-765-7238
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Great rafting trip!

Floated the Kennebec with my wife and our two boys- very fun trip with great guides. Our kids can't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brecken D
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2nd Annual Northern Outdoors Trip

8/3/17 we set out for our 2nd annual Rafting adventure with Northern Outdoors! We had Matt as our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BeeNh
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Northern Outdoors is Maine's Premier Adventure Resort and winner of Yankee Magazine's 2011 Best New England Adventures Award. Established in 1976, Northern Outdoors pioneered whitewater rafting on the Kennebec, Dead, and Penobscot Rivers, along with other outdoor recreation activities. The popular Kennebec River Pub & Brewery, featured on Maine’s Beer Trail, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and craft-brewed beers at the resort. Cabins and camping are available, too. Northern Outdoors is 4 hours from Boston
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, 1771 US Route 201, The Forks, ME 04985
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Floated the Kennebec with my wife and our two boys- very fun trip with great guides. Our kids can't wait to do it again!

Thank Brecken D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

8/3/17 we set out for our 2nd annual Rafting adventure with Northern Outdoors! We had Matt as our guide and all just had the best day ever!! In our eyes Northern Outdoors goes above and beyond to deliver a safe fun day for all!!! Already...More

Thank BeeNh
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for writing this review, Deborah, and you are very welcome!! :) We're glad you had a great time once again!! We look forward to you coming back for your 3rd annual rafting adventure.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day on the river. The kids loved it and can't wait to go back.We did the full day trip with lunch provided. The staff prepared a great lunch for us. We were in great hands with our guide on the river.

Thank Karen R
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, Karen. We're happy to hear you had a great day on the river! :) We look forward to you coming back to raft with us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The rafting part of the trip was totally 5 star. We had an awesome time with Trevor our guide. He was outstanding and worked hard to deliver the best experience possible. Lunch was above expectations and fun. All in all outstanding. I have to take...More

Thank ebird
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very glad you had a 5-star time rafting with Trevor down the Kennebec River! Our raft guides are always so pleased to hear they treated their guests to an outstanding experience. We do apologize for you having run out of necessities in the bathrooms....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like the outdoors then rafting the Kennebec is a must, great fun, lots of laughs, just scary enough to satisfy everyone in the group and the guides are a great group who make the trip easy. The lunch on shore is top notch...More

Thank Kevin B
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, Kevin. We're glad you were able to have such a great time rafting down the Kennebec river and were also able to relax. We hope you and your group will come back again! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, 10 year old daughter, and 13 year old son were completely overjoyed with our rafting experience at Northern Outdoors. Although initially being disappointed that our daughter had to sit out the first leg of the rafting trip due to high waters (8200 CFS-normally...More

Thank Frances C
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, Frances. We're excited to know you had such an positive and unforgettable experience whitewater rafting down the Kennebec river! :) Vic and Sarah will be pleased to know they made the trip that...More

Reviewed July 11, 2017

We recently spent two nights at Northern Outdoors to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. There were 6 adults, 2 children (both 3 years old) and 2 dogs in a 4-bedroom unit. The resort was recommended by a friend, but I'm sad to say overall I...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Here is why Northern Outdoors is great: Its a complete experience. Not just rafting. The lodge is a great, rustic feeling, 30 foot high ceiling timber structure. Great for hanging out, dining and enjoying the local craft brew. We stayed at the rooms at the...More

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2017

Thank you for writing such a terrific review of your experience with Northern Outdoors! Our goal is to show our guests a great time and wonderful experience all the way around and we're pleased we delivered that to you. We look forward to you coming...More

Reviewed May 27, 2017

We also stayed here, everything was excellent. The brewery, the restaurant the staff and the whitewater rafting trip were all excellent. W Weill be back to do it again.

Thank Michael L
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2017

Thanks Michael! We're glad you had an excellent experience all the way around. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed October 8, 2016

As a raft guide myself, I can highly recommend Northern Outdoors. The staff is professional, accommodating, and personable. The Cozy Cabins are clean and in excellent condition. The guides show excellent judgement and commitment to customer experience before, during, and after the trip. And to...More

Thank jtdickinson
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thanks for you kind words. Praise from our peers is much appreciated. Thanks for visiting the Dead River again......see you next fall.

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