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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, complete experience

Here is why Northern Outdoors is great: Its a complete experience. Not just rafting. The lodge is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cjensen2017
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Barrington, Rhode Island
Weekend Whitewater Trip

We also stayed here, everything was excellent. The brewery, the restaurant the staff and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael L
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank cjensen2017
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 8 October 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 1 December 2016

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

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Our group had an excellent experience. The rafting guide was fun, friendly and knowledgeable. The day was well organized from the time we came into the parking lot, to the time we left.

Thank proxracer
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to hear that your group had an excellent whitewater rafting experience from start to finish!! :)

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing trip- went with several friends from an outdoor bootcamp that I participate in and we all had a blast. Our guide Christina was great, we couldn't have asked for a better person to take us down the river- I think we all plan on...More

Thank Ashleyjanelee
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you for writing this review, Ashley. We're glad to hear that Christina gave you an amazing whitewater rafting trip with your friends! We look forward to you planning another trip with us next year.

Reviewed 17 September 2016

My boyfriend and I had a great rafting weekend! Lodging: as part of our package we got the 2-person Cabin Tents. It didn’t end up working for us as we need electricity for a medical device, but we did check them out. Some of them...More

Thank Lovetotravel352
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The rafting trip was very well organized and our guide Alex was great. We stayed in lodge room #2 the first night which overlooks the inside of the lodge. It can be noisy as mentioned on the site, but we didn't mind. It was Back...More

Thank dimaro1330
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're happy to hear that Alex provided you with a great whitewater rafting adventure and that you enjoyed your stay in one of our cozy cabins! Come back again for more fried pickles and whoopie...More

Reviewed 9 September 2016

Thanks to all of the hardworking staff at N.O. and especially our guide Emily, we had an amazing time rafting the Kennebec River. The rapids were a mix of exciting and intense, as well as periods of calm where we could get out of the...More

Thank Courtney B
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, Courtney. We're glad to hear you had an incredible day on the Kennebec River and that Emily took such very good care of everyone in the raft to make sure you all had a great...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A great adventure for kids older than 8, a blast for a group of friends! Weather doesn't matter they have gear for that.

Thank Betsy L
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you for writing this review, Betsy. Glad you had a blast during your rafting adventure!!

Reviewed 1 September 2016

The river guides were entertaining and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed the whitewater action, the wonderful lunch and the leisurely drift down the Kennebec River. Northern offered the use of a ducky after lunch which provided a different perspective on the river. We plan to incorporate...More

Thank Dale Arnie C
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, Dale. Glad to hear that Liz gave you a great time rafting down the Kennebec River and that you enjoyed the lunch provided!! We're very excited that you plan to raft with us each Summer...More

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