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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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+1 800-765-7238
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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 1 week ago

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

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

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 1 week ago 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

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

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 1 week ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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 3 weeks ago

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

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

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 3 weeks ago 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

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

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. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelers choosing to stay at Northern Outdoors need to understand that it is, first and foremost, an outdoor adventure provider with the lodge and dining experiences that go along with that activity and customer focus. Our "cozy cabin" was comfortable and our dinner and breakfast...More

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

Thank you for stopping by! We're glad you enjoyed a Cozy Cabin during your stay and that the meals were good. We're sorry for the fact that you had slow service while you were here. Sometimes unavoidable circumstances occur that can leave us understaffed on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had the pleasure of rafting with Northern Outdoors four times this summer, and each time was amazing. When you put the care of your life in the hands of a stranger, you want to know that they are capable and care. Every guide...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad you came back multiple times to whitewater raft with us and found each time amazing! :) Our guides take a lot of pride in making sure our guests feel safe...More

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