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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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Rafting the Kennebec

At the request of our grandsons to go whitewater rafting, we spent four (4) days at Northern... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Wicki55
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
Another great trip to Northern Outdoors!

We just got back from our second annual trip to N.O. in The Forks. We went with several other... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
U5630NCjosephc
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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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“penobscot river” (11 reviews)
“great trip” (8 reviews)
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 4 September 2017

At the request of our grandsons to go whitewater rafting, we spent four (4) days at Northern Outdoors. Our rafting adventure was on Tuesday, 29 August. We headed out with a busload of excited rafters, some first-timers others returning for another run at the Kennebec...More

Thank Wicki55
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

What terrific grandparents!!! :) Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to know that you had an exciting rafting trip down the Kennebec River with Brandi as your guide and that happy memories were created for you and...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

We just got back from our second annual trip to N.O. in The Forks. We went with several other families and had a GREAT time! We can't say enough good things about our trip. The logdominiums were clean and very conveniently located by the lodge....More

Thank U5630NCjosephc
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We're so happy to know that you had another great adventure with Northern Outdoors and that you enjoyed your stay and had a fantastic time white water rafting down the Kennebec River being guided by...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

On Saturday, 8/26 my wife and I, our daughter and our friends went whitewater rafting on the Kennebec River with Northern Outdoors located at The Forks, Maine. The rafting was excellent and our guide Ashley (aka "Splashley") made it fun and exciting, and gave us...More

Thank Peter P
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review, Peter. We're happy to know that "Splashley" made your white water rafting experience fun and exciting and that you were able to enjoy our Kennebec River Brewery beer and food while taking in the...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Back for the second year! Just as great as the first year!! Will be back next year!! Staff are the best there, Cab was clean and comfy, Lunch on the river was delish, The guides are all wonderful!! Counting down the days for next years...More

Thank nfern37
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Glad you enjoyed your rafting trip and stay with us for the second year in a row. We look forward to seeing you again next year!! :)

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We had such an amazing trip last weekend. We stayed at Abol Bridge Campground which is located on the West Branch of the Penobscot river at the base Mt. Katahdin. The amnesties were fantastic. We stayed in the bunkhouses, while others in our group enjoyed...More

Thank dvdpine
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review! We're always pleased to hear from our longtime guests that we continue to offer top notch adventure experiences and that the lodging and atmosphere at the Abol Bridge Campground was fantastic. We're glad you...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is the best summer trip if you like adventure! Everyone at Northern Outdoors is great and works hard to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Our guide Ted is incredible!!! I can't say enough good things about him. We did a kayak...More

Thank HeatherM0717
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, Heather. Rafting the Penobscot river and kayaking the Seboomook certainly made for a fun-filled weekend!! We're glad you look forward to coming back to raft with us every year. See you in 2018!! :)

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We loved White Water rafting with Northern Outdoors. White Water rafting was fun and exciting. I would highly recommend Northern Outdoors. The staff was fun and professional.

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We're happy to know you love white water rafting with us. We hope you come back to raft with us again for another fun and exciting day!!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

This was our second year rafting the Penobscot. Another exciting day. Ted was our guide and he made it very enjoyable! This river is so fun and exciting--as soon as we are done rafting we start talking about coming back again! The Abol Bridge Campground...More

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for writing this great review! We're pleased you came back and enjoyed another rafting trip down the Penobscot river and that your stay at Abol Bridge Campground was top notch!! We look forward to having you back to raft with us again next...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 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
Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

We're very glad you and your family had a great time on the Kennebec River! We look forward to you coming back to raft with us again.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 13 August 2017

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.

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