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North Country Rivers
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Bingham
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Owner description: Discover the Maine Outdoors with North Country Rivers. Maine Outdoor Adventure Vacations that include - White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Wildlife Tours, ATV Tours and Rentals, Snowmobile Tours and Rentals, Hiking, Biking, Fishing and more. Packages at our Bingham, Maine resort include deluxe cabins, tent camping, RV Camping and meals at our renown Patrick's Restaurant and Pub. Call today, let's start planning your Maine Outdoor Vacation.
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The moose safari, was not that good, I wouldn't suggest it. Save your $59 per person and drive around at dusk or dawn you have a better chance of seeing one for free. The guide we had was not experienced enough, and he raced through the back woods making so much noise that everything hid from us. Save your money. Waste of time.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just let me say that even though we did not have a good day our guide was very nice and seemed to be knowledgeable during the moose safari. I do understand that moose are wildlife and you can never tell where they will be. But it seemed like we were going 60 miles an hour down a logging road with a big load of pot holes so not very comfy. We were disappointed that we hardly seen any wildlife at all and was ready to go home after an hour. The cabins on the other hand was very clean and taken care of.

1  Thank Joe K
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Thanks Forrest (hope that's how it's spelled) for an informative, fun, if moose-free Moose Safari.
We went out in the evening with Forrest and another couple.
We loved hearing the frogs in the 'ponds' (they are lake sized ponds in this part of Maine); finding out about the rabbits' coats, fiddlehead ferns and what to do if we met a moose on the road.
It was great being driven on the unpaved roads without worry about damaging a rental car!
There was still snow in the woods in May, even though it had been raining all day.
PS later this road trip saw 2 road side moose - 1 in New Hampshire and 1 in Vermont.

Thank sdsw12
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

My family and I and a couple of close friends had an opportunity to spend August 20th running the Penobscot. What a day it was!

Similar to last year, we were making our Penobscot run a one day event. Not a stretch considering the drive is only 2.5 hours one way … We left Fredericton early with the sky overcast but no rain. Unfortunately, it started raining just outside of Millinocket and continued until we arrived at the Big Moose Inn. It rained off and on while we were getting our instructions and equipment … although it was late August and the weather wasn’t cooperating we choose not to go with the wetsuits. A decision we wouldn’t regret …

We loaded onto the bus and began our journey to MacKay Generating Station in the rain. Just as we arrived at the station, the rain stopped … we couldn’t believe it. The rain stopped and we didn’t see one more drop the entire day. A higher force was definitely looking out for us. Anyway, we unloaded and carried our rafts down to the station, went through our pre-trip instructions and then headed down to the river. The display at the station indicated the river was running at 2400 cfs which was all we would need for our adventure. When we reached the river, I couldn’t believe what I was feeling. Yes, feeling … the temperature of the water was so warm, just like slipping into a bathtub. We knew at this point it was going to be a great day.

Rafting on the Penobscot can be summed up simply as one of the biggest thrills and one of the most peaceful times wrapped together. Obviously, the rapids are the source of the thrills but the time in between is so peaceful … just the sound of the river, beautiful scenery, a salmon fisherman or two and maybe even an eagle … so relaxing. By noon, the gray sky had turned into sunshine and our second run on the upper part of the river was starting. Again, no disappointments our second time down the mighty Penobscot and Bobby was a great guide who made the trip very enjoyable. The river lunch was met with much anticipation … nothing like eating outside after a day on the river. Kudos to the guys.

Our vacation the last two weeks of August started with a highlight and just kept getting better! ".

1  Thank Paul E
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We went rafting for the first time on August 30, 2012 on the Kennebec River and had a great trip. The staff was relatively young, but a lot of fun, and knew what they were doing. The first half of the trip was a little more exciting than the second half, which was more relaxing. Our guide Dean made the trip a blast with his humor and personality. The mid-trip lunch was tasty. We would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an adventure.

1  Thank Joe M
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