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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...more
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 October 31, 2018

October 5th-7th: The drive up to West Forks, Maine was relaxing and beautiful. The water rapids were rough and this made it more fun to work together as a team. Great activity for large groups of adults, regardless of athletic ability. The Guides are so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather H
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, Heather. We're happy you had a great weekend getaway and were able to enjoy whitewater rafting during our last rafting weekend of the season. Seeing the Maine foliage during the Fall is something that should...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

I WAS TERRIFIED to do any sort of rafting trip - let alone doing it on one of the days they release the dams! I was nauseous the whole ride to the rapids from being so anxious but let me tell you - it was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jon C
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for writing this review, Jon! Glad you were able to turn your terrified feeling to one of joy and exhilaration! Our raft guides are multi-talented in what they can bring to our guests to make sure they have a safe and fun time...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Rented a cabin, side-by-side atvs and whitewater rafting! Everything was awesome! Northern Outdoors is an amazing resort that is clean, well run, great staff, great food! Can't say enough about the great time we had! We'll be coming back again and again with more family...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We're glad to know you had an amazing getaway and were able to take advantage of both ATV'ing and whitewater rafting during your stay. We look forward to you coming back for another friends...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Fall foliage popping in Maine, great rapids on the Dead river and friendly Northern Outdoors staff make for a fun, exciting, beautiful day in Maine. White water rafting followed by a soak in the hot tub and a great steak dinner at the lodge afterwards...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Awesome! Glad you were able to enjoy the Fall scenery while rafting the Dead River and had a fun and exciting time to boot! We look forward to you coming back.

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We had 9 friends gather for 4 days at Northern Outdoors. We rented 3 Club Cabins and had a great time. Everyone had individual space/privacy and we used one cabin as our gathering place. Most of our meals were enjoyed at the main lodge. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you very much for this review, Mickie. We're so happy to hear your time with us was well rounded with ATV'ing, whitewater rafting, hiking and relaxing - not to mention good food and drink! :) We hope your group will consider coming back to...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

We had another fun rafting trip with Northern Outdoors! We've been coming back every year and these guys don't disappoint. This was our first trip on the Dead and we will be back! It was a great time of year to be on the river...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you for this review, Meghan! We're glad you were finally able to take a rafting trip down the Dead River. It never disappoints with the trip itself plus viewing the foliage in the Fall. Very beautiful! :) We look forward to you coming back...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

We recently rented a cabin for several family members who were attending a wedding down the road. The location of the cabin could not have been more beautiful and peaceful - right on the river. We enjoyed a fire at night in the fire pit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of our lodging & restaurant. We look forward to you coming back again! :)

Reviewed October 4, 2018

From our reservation process to us relaxing in the lounge before our departure, the staff was Great! The Cozy cabin is just what it says it is. Spacious,clean and very relaxing are just a few words to describe the cabin. The staff was wonderful and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We sincerely appreciate being described as a "Crown Jewel in the North Woods" of Maine. What a compliment! We look forward to you coming back to relax with us again.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

We rafted the Kennebec, which was the highest grade we were allowed to raft under our UK travel insurance, and had a great day. The White Water wasn't very exciting due to (the travel insurance imposed limited) grade, but would be a good first introduction...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Glad to hear you had an all around good time during your stay with us and that you were able to take advantage of our rafting adventure and some of the amenities we have to offer.

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Northern Outdoors provided excellent food and drinks. The lodging was beyond exceptional and comfortable. I was there with a group of 9 other guys and the cabin had plenty of roof to accommodate the group. We had a great time rafting down the Kennebec River....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Glad to hear you had a great bachelor party with the added bonus of a whitewater water rafting trip! We're always pleased to hear excellent, exception and comfortable when it comes to a description of a stay with us. :)

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