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Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips

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Address: Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, 1771 US Route 201, The Forks, ME 04985
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Northern Outdoors is Maine's Premier Adventure Resort and winner of Yankee...

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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Weekend Whitewater Trip

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.

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Michael L
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

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

Indian Lake, New York
1 review
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 top it all off the food and beer are excellent. I plan on returning next... More 

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

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

Pittsfield, Maine
1 review
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.

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

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!! :) More 

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Reviewed 29 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 making it a yearly trip!

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

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. More 

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134 reviews
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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 are really close together (like 13 & 14) which would be awesome if you knew... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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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 to the Future night so we enjoyed the 80's music. The following night we stayed... More 

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

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 pies!! :) More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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 raft and swim. The lunch they prepared us in the middle of the day was... More 

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

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 time together!! We look forward to you coming back the next time you're in Maine.... More 

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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.

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

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

Bath, Maine
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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 a raft trip on every summer vacation going forward, and we will do it with... More 

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

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 during your vacation. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

What an awesome experience we had Rafting with our guide Christine on the Kennebec River last week! The lodge facility at Northern Outdoors is excellent! Plenty to do and the food and drink (brewed beers) were perfect! We stayed in the Crying Loon Lodge as we had 4 couples. Very accomodating and an excellent location. The name of the cabin... More 

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Russell W, Owner at Northern Outdoors Rafting Day Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review, John. We're so glad to hear that your Kennebec River rafting trip was an awesome experience and that you enjoyed our onsite amenities and your stay in our Crying Loon cottage. We look forward to seeing you again next year!! More 

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