Special Year

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

This year (my seventh with this outfitter) I returned to Northern Outdoors and had a very special year. I've always enjoyed hunting here, great stand locations, their food and beverages (brewery)are excellent. Add the camaraderie, hard working guides that are good people that know there business and Hunting in Maine doesn't get any better. Yes there have been years I haven't even seen a deer but that is the way it is hunting in Maine, however there is always that next day, hour or minute.

This year on the first day of the hunt I was able to take an eight point 210lb Maine Buck, it was a morning I will never forget. The guide, Greg Caruso, did an outstanding job, he was there to help with the dressing and then "man handling" that deer out of the woods, not an easy task. For the rest of the week Greg allowed me to tag along with him and I got to see the life of a guide 1st hand. We scouted numerous areas, checked existing stand locations making sure there was still fresh sign, set up both ground blinds and climbing stands for hunters and then checked on hunters around noon time every day. Being part of all this I realized Greg was always trying to get his hunters in the best place for success, However, the thing I really appreciated was the fact that it was easy to see Greg loved the outdoors. He also was very patient with me trying to keep up with him and certainly generous with his knowledge.

I can't wait to go back!! .

Stephen B
Pittsfield, MA

Rating: 5 *****

Guided Maine Deer Hunts

Deer Hunting in Maine

We finally found the perfect wedding idea!

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

My boyfriend and I absolutely LOVED everything about this trip and are even talking seriously about how cool it would be to talk with Northern Outdoors about planning our wedding there...we're both in our 40s and want an affair that would be totally out of the norm and are pretty confident that a sunrise wedding with the guest loading up on buses to raft the Kennebec is the way we want to go!

The trip was incredible - we'll be returning next year for at least two trips (already in the works) - the guide (Rachel) was AWESOME! The slide show after had us in stitches and the brewery food was off the hook! The band - Susie and The Smelts - was definitely yet another highlight (also another thing to work into future wedding planning - LOL!)

Thanks so much to everyone who works there. It's people like you that make people like us want to return again and again and have us talking about our next adventure before the first one even ends!

Andrea H
Lewiston, Maine

Rating: 5 *****

Maine Adventure Wedding Venue

America's Coolest Breweries: Travel + Leisure Magazine Features Kennebec River Pub & Brewery

Monday, November 18, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Staff

Kennebec River Brewery Rated One Of  "America's Coolest Breweries" by Travel & LeisureKennebec River Pub & Brewery - Northern Outdoors Resort, Maine

The quality and care that goes into the brewing of Kennebec River Brewery's beer is no local secret. We're pretty pleased that some others have discovered our special brewery as well. Travel + Leisure Magazine recently featured us as one of America's Coolest Breweries in their latest brewery roundup! Favorites like Let 'Er Drift Summer Ale, Bear Naked Black Lager, and Big Mama Blueberry Ale flow freely from the taps and are savored by the microbrew connoisseurs who frequent this pub & brewery located at Northern Outdoors' Adventure Resort in The Forks, Maine.

When you take a look at everything our Maine brewery has to offer, we think we've created an atmosphere that is not only conducive to enjoying a high quality beer, but to really kick back, relax, and escape in beautiful western Maine. Kennebec River Brewery is particularly unique in that its the only brewery we know of that's located onsite at a year-round adventure resort. This means pub-goers can take part in some of the best recreational activities on the East Coast in addition to sampling our ales. There is nothing better than spending a day whitewater rafting, snowmobiling Maine's famous wilderness trails, hiking through the Bigelow mountains, chasing wild rainbow trout, or hunting trophy white tail deer, only to return to the restaurant and brewery. Having worked up a healthy appetite, our guests can indulge in sirloin steak, Atlantic salmon, and of course, the lobster in the pub! The best part though, we have an outstanding beer to match every season or beer drinking mood you may be in.  Kennebec River Brewery is featured on the Maine Beer Trail.

You can find a guide to some of our favorite brews below:

Sledhead Red - An incredible smooth red ale with moderate bitterness up dront, which gives way to a delightful malty finish. Brewed using five European malts and three varieties of domestic Northwest hops. 

Let 'Er Drift Summer Ale - A classic American pale ale crafted with domestic malted barley and fresh Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest. An excellent choice for those new to microbrews, it's as refreshing as a ride down the Kennebec "Rivah"!

Magic Hole IPA - Our flagship ale, this was our first brew ever made in 1997. This copper colored, American style India Pale Ale is crafted with abundant amounts of North American malted barley for a full malt flavor. The aggressive bitter bite comes from a generous infusion of Magnum hops, with late additions of Columbus and Summit adding abundant hop flavor and aroma. Dry hopping with Summit adds to the big hop aroma on this brew. Learn more here.

Sustainable Business Practices and Our Brewery

Kennebec River Pub & Brewery - Northern Outdoors Resort, MaineWe work hard to incorporate sustainable business practices into our brewing process. Reducing consumption, reusing and recycling raw materials are core components of our operations. Here's some of the things we do:

  • Office paper, cardboard, plastic wrap, glass and pallets are just some of the many components recycled at the brewery. All are diverted from the landfill. 

  • All our spent grains are delivered to a local deer farm for feed. 

  • Hot water produced during the process of cooling down the wort during the transfer to fermenters, is saved and reused for future brews as well as for cleaning. 

  • We do not use electrically run chillers and compressors to keep our beers cool while fermenting. Chilling is done geothermally, by circulating the cool waters from our 300' deep well.

  • Spent vegetable oil used in fryolaters at the Kennebec River Pub and Brewery is donated to one of our long time river guides Peter Brown. Peter converts the spent oil into fuel on his homemade biodiesel plant in his garage in Portland. 

Stop by and enjoy a beer at the Kennebec River Pub & Brewery, one of America's Coolest Breweries! 



We willl be BACK!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

My party of 8 made a 5+ hour treck. By the 3rd hour driving I could tell we all were questioning our decision to come so far for only two nights and just one full day. From the second we step foot on the property we all knew it was going to be a blast and every minute in the car was totally worth it.

Food at the lodge - tasty and delightful
Micro brews from the brewery - top notch delicious with a wide range.
Lodging - condominium, entertaining and cozy, great location.
Rafting - speechless, first outfitters on the river, solid equipment, highly educated river guides, and an epic vibe.
On river cook out - must experience A+
Night life - plenty to keep you busy till you pass out.

All 8 of us will be back as we plan to make this an annual event.

Thanks for a spectacular time.

SPIKE, aka the floating Ball

Wilbraham, MA

Rating: 5 *****

First annual Maine rafting trip

Its Maine's Leaf Hunting Season!! How To Do More Than Just "Drive Thru" The Fall Show

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Staff

Northern Outdoors - Fall Foliage Leaf Hunting!Up here in Maine, we are more than Leaf Peepers - oh yes indeed. We are Leaf Hunters - we take seriously the business of immersing ourselves in one of the most spectacular color shows of nature. In our neck of the "North Woods", this show just so happens to arrive annually in September-October, peaking in early October. We consider ourselves ridiculously lucky to get front row boat seats to drink in the intense oranges, reds, golds, and yellows blanketing our deeply forested region. And yes - it's true, the state of Maine is home to one of the largest deciduous forests in the entire United States!

We're ok with the leaf peepers headed to Vermont or New Hampshire to drive slowly on their lovely (crowded) back roads, cause we have LOTS of room to spread out in boats on rivers and lakes, on bicycles, with flyrods, hiking shoes, on motorcycles & ATVs, and yes maybe a few cars, to get smack into adventure recreation in the best colors in New England.

Maine puts out a great Fall Foliage report that is regularly updated during the Fall season. Opening day for their reporting is today, September 11th. Check out the full Fall Foliage report and best Fall Things To Do here. Northern Outdoors is located in Zone 5. The adventure resort and Kennebec River Brewery are open through October 15th, with special Fall rates on Raft & resort getaways in effect now. Come join us!

Northern Outdoors - Fall Foliage Season


Northern Outdoors - Fall Foliage Leaf Hunting!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

This past weekend 7 other friends and myself all came up to camp and go white water rafter. We knew we were going to have fun, but the trip and experience far exceeded every expectation we had! The brewery and pool was a great way to spend our Saturday and get ready for a day of rafting on Sunday. Our guide, Elliot was so friendly and knowledgeable (not to mention SO cute as well haha) and really made our experience memorable!

We rafted the Kennebec, and are already planning our next trip up there (to hopefully raft the Dead river).

Boston, Massachusetts

Rating: 5 *****

Whitewater Rafting and Camping in Maine

Bachelor Party Weekend!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

I was placed in charge of planning Bachelor Party weekend for a group of 8 guys, with only one pre-requisite from the groom to be. He wanted to go White Water Rafting and he heard that Northern Outdoors was the best place to do it.

Following his lead, I organized our group and contacted Northern Outdoors to begin planning our trip. The staff I spoke to by phone were very informative, and made booking a breeze. We decided to drive up on a Saturday, stay overnight, and raft the Kennebec on Sunday morning. Upon arrival, we were greeted and checked in by Tina who had a good sense of humor, and was willing to suffer the usual hilarity that one might expect from a bachelor party group. We then checked into the Timberdoodle Condo which was conveniently located next to the main lodge. The accomodations were perfect for a group of our size.

We gathered for dinner at the restaurant/pub and enjoyed some burgers, as well as several offereings from the Kennebec River Brewery. After dinner, we found plenty to do, without having to leave our location. We enjoyed drinks and cards games in our condo, games of cornhole in a courtyard area, drinks at the bar, swimming in the pool, and relaxation in an enormous hot tub. Most of our group called it a night around 2:30AM and before we knew it, Sunday morning was upon us. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet before gathering for pre-rafting instructions and gear pickup. Then it was off to the Kennebec River to begin out rafting adventure.

Only a few members of our group had rafted before, and the staff (Zach & Peter) made sure that everyone was prepared for what to expect and helped put everyone at ease. The weather began as cloudy with almost a slight chill in the air, but soon, adrenaline would take over and weather would not be a factor. When we got to the river, our group was assigned Dawn as our river guide. Although I'm sure the other rafts had great guides as well, I'm confident in saying that we couldn't have asked for better guide. Dawn guided us down the river, instructing us, and encouraging us, all along our route. We didn't unintentionally lose anyone along the way, but we did take the opportunity to take a dip at several authorized areas. The water was downright frigid, but exactly what one needed after a prior evening filled with a perhaps a few too many liquid treats. It was a most welcome wake up call!! Halfway down the river, we stopped for a grilled lunch, and everything was delicious. After lunch, the sun broke through and provided a great setting for the remaining leisurely trip down the river. One member of our group enjoyed the opportunity to use an inflatable canoe, while others took time for another plunge. Everyone in our group had an amazing time.

Once back at the lodge, we gathered to share some laughs while viewing a slide show and video of our morning and daytime excursion. Then sadly, it was time to depart for home. It was indeed, a great weekend and I can't say enough about the staff at Northern Outdoors and quality of the experience we enjoyed.

We can't wait to plan another trip!

Mark G
Bradford, Massachusetts

Rating: 5 *****

Maine Whitewater Rafting Bachelor Party

Great Trip! Lots of Fun!

Monday, June 10, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

I had a great time on my rafting trip on the Kennebec! Northern Outdoors was a pleasant experience all around. The lodging accommodations were nice, even had AC!

The food from the Pub was very good, especially the Lobster Mac and Cheese! The beer from the brewery was also exceptional! I absolutely loved the Penobscot Porter!

I would recommend Northern Outdoors to anyone and I think I will be back again soon for another trip!

Nick E
Amesbury, Massachusetts

Rating: 5 *****

Kennebec River Maine Whitewater Rafting

Kennebec River Pub & Brewery

Discover Maine Ride: Motorcycle Touring This Summer- Into Thoreau's Woods

Friday, June 7, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Staff

L-A Harley Davidson in Lewiston, Maine Creates Discover Maine Ride For Motorcycle Touring Fans This Summer

Our friends at L-A Harley-Davidson in nearby Lewiston, Maine have put together a classic Maine Touring Ride that covers the best of the state and offers the chance to win prize some great prizes. Northern Outdoors is pleased to be one of the ride's Sponsors, and one of 6 check-in stops along the ride through Maine.

ROADRUNNER Magazine covered touing in Maine back in April of 2008, but it's a gem of a story that is still relevant today. The title was "Maine: Into Thoreau's Woods". Read the full ROADRUNNER feature story here, on the motorcyling page of Northern Outdoors.  If you are planning on touring in New England this summer, come to Maine and get in on this cool ride with the chance to win a $2,013 gift card, among other prizes, from L-A Harley Davidson for turning your ridesheet in after completing your ride.

Upon picking up your 'riding card' at the L-A Harley-Davidson in Lewiston, Maine, you are all set to map out your own route to all of the six sponsored sites. Northern Outdoors is the sponsor located in western Maine at The Forks. You'll ride by beautiful Wyman Lake and know you are getting close to THe Forks, located at the confluence of the Kennebec and Dead Rivers (thus the name "The Forks").  We're ready to make you feel at home during your visit!

We are very biker-friendly here at Northern Outdoors. Getting here is easy, as we are located right on US Route 201, also known as the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway. There is plenty of motorcycle parking in front of your own private cabin or campsite and at the lodge. We have a full service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a full bar and on-site brewery. Accomodations are classic Maine adventure resort style log cabins or riverside campsites.

Located in western Maine's extraordinary wilderness playground, at Northern Outdoors riders have access to some of Maine's best recreation opportunities with whitewater rafting day trips, hiking, bass and flyfishing, and more. A special plus and favorite of guests is our Kennebec River Brewery - an on-site brewery with custom ales and lagers at the pub. The Kennebec River Brewery is also featured on the Maine Beer Trail.

Motorcyclists Are Welcome At Northern Outdoors!

Learn more about Northern Outdoors and accommodation options during your ride.

Learn more information on where to pick up your riding card at L-A Harley-Davidson in Lewiston, Maine.

Read more blogs about motorcycling and Northern Outdoors:

Motorcycle Riding and Rafting and Northern Outdoors.

The Quebec HOG Chapter At Northern Outdoors





Awesome Weekend Getaway

Monday, June 3, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

When the best man in my high school friends wedding invited me to come to the stag party, I though "Eh, should be fun" Then I found out where and what we were doing... and I got super excited, since white water rafting was something I always wanted to do.

The folks at Northern Outdoors blew me away! The Lynx cabin was way beyond anything I had imagined, and the brewery on site served up some of the best craft beers I've had in quite some time. Then we got to the rafting portion of the trip and with all the rain we had that weekend I thought for sure the trip would scrubbed due to flooding in areas around us, but no we hit some of the fastest and biggest stuff the Dead river had to offer with our guide Victor (who looked like a kid in a candy shop back there steering on one quick glance back)

All in all, it was an excellent trip and I will definitely be making the trip back up to do the other 2 rivers they have to offer at some point. If you get the chance, dive right and go! These folks will make more than worth your while!

Bruce E,

Dryden, New York

Rating: 5 *****

Dead River Bachelor Party Weekend

Maine Outdoor Adventure Resort

Northern Outdoors Has Brand New Polaris ATV/UTV Rentals!

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Staff

Did you know Maine has over 6,500 Miles of ATV / UTV / OHV Trails to Explore?Maine ATV, ATV Rentals, Northern Outdoors

Trails are OPEN and new Polaris ATV/UTVs are available to rent daily. 

You want direct access to those trails? We've got it! Direct ATV trail access from Northern Outdoors opens up literally thousands of miles of great riding for ATV enthusiasts. We are a complete Adventure Resort ideally suited for motorized recreation. ATV and UTV riders will find:

  • On-site fuel sales, micro brewery, cabin rentals, riverside camping, swimming pool, and more!
  • Plenty of on-site parking for trucks and trailers - including a large area at the main lodge set aside for ATVers
  • On-site hose to wash down your ATV or UTV 
  • Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort is conveniently located right on The Old Canada Road - National Scenic Byway between the Maine Coast and Quebec, Canada. 

While this may all sound ideal, listen to what folks who came riding with us last year have to say!

Northern Outdoors ATV Rentals, Maine ATV, Maine ATV Trails

New For This Season: ATV / UTV Polaris Rental Fleet

We are excited to make our new Polaris ATVs and Polaris UTVs (RZR side-by-side) available for full day rentals at Northern Outdoors this season! We are partnering with Backcountry Expeditions, our local ATV/UTV rental and guide outfitter to make these available onsite at Northern Outdoors. Backcountry Expeditions offers guided and self-guided tours all season long.

Reserve your ATV early, as limited supplies WILL sell out. This is prime ATV country with amazing trails, scenery, and hospitality. 

Click here for more information and to book your adventure online today!

The age old saying is "know before you go" so for the latest ATV trail info, call us at 800-765-7238 or check out www.atvmaine.org.



Dead River Rafting

Friday, May 17, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

I've been up to Millinocket with Northern Outdoors a couple of times.

The last time I did the Dead it we used a different company, it was my first time rafting and it wasn't quite the experience I'd hoped it would be. I went back to the Dead with Northern Outdoors and was extremely pleased with the whole experience.

The river was a blast, the guides (some I remember from my Penobscot trips) are outgoing, patient and extremely helpful. The brew pub with foosball, a pool table and the most delicious porter going is quite a bonus during a camping excursion.

I'll be back later in the season to run down the Kennebec, see you soon.

Providence, Rhode Island

Rating: 5 *****

Dead River Rafting, Maine

Kennebec River Pub & Brewery

2012 Maine Whitetail Deer Harvest Up 13% - Means Good Hunting For 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Staff

The MDIWF (State of Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife) reports that the 2012 Maine whitetail deer season ended with a total harvest of 21,365 deer, representing an increase of 13% over the 2011 harvest of 18,839. Increases in the harvest were seen in all wildlife management districts. The highlight of the 2012 season, and testament to the recovering deer numbers, was the jump in the overall harvest of bucks between 2011 and 2012. A total of 15,271 adult bucks were harvested in Maine this past season, representing an increase of 2,473 deer over the 2011 season (i.e., 19% increase). Indeed, the overall buck harvest increased within all 29 Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs).

The health of the deer herd is good news for Maine’s hunting community, and it's good for hunting outfitters too. At Northern outdoors, we are pround of our 40 year tradition of Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting and are pleased to showcase our expanded commitment to hunting and fishing through a newly launched, mobile-friendly website, at www.Mainedeerhunting.com. In addition to Trophy Buck Hunting, we are also excited to introduce this year custom bird & small game hunts and, moose hunting.   The new website features information on all Maine’s hunting seasons, Whitetail Deer, Moose, Bird, and Small Game, as well as information on bass, trout, & landlocked salmon fishing seasons. All inclusive professionally guided deer hunt packages start at $1050 for a week, $600 for 3 day hunts.

Jim Yearwood, Vice President noted “This past winter did not stress the deer population significantly, we believe this only supports the continued growth of Maine’s deer population in 2013. It's great news for sportsmen planning to hunt in Maine.”

About Northern Outdoors:

Established in 1976, Northern Outdoors has a 40-year tradition of Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting from its lodge in The Forks. Northern Outdoors is a four-season adventure resort and winner of Yankee Magazine's 2011 Best New England Adventures Award. In addition to hunting and fishing, Northern Outdoors offers whitewater rafting, hiking, and ATV rentals in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. The resort includes private cabins, riverside camping, and the Kennebec River Brewery, featured on the Maine Beer Trail. Northern Outdoors is located 2.5 hours from Portland Maine, 2.5 hours from Quebec City, Canada, and 4 hours from Boston, on Route 201, The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway.

Guided Snowmobile Touring in The Forks Maine (Never Get Lost Again!)

Friday, February 8, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Staff

So what are the advantages of having an expert, professional snowmobile guide to show you all the best places to ride in The Forks Maine?

A LOT, it turns out!  Great trails, great terrain, best scenic views (picture opps!), best lunch spots, and you will never get lost - guaranteed. In a terrain set called a "Snowmobilers' Paradise" by SuperTrax International, covering 150 miles locally with access to Maine's renowned 13,00+ miles of ITS trail system, we know that expert guides make a lot of sense.

Here's our latest winter video about guided snowmobile touring in The Forks Maine with Northern Outdoors and Backcountry Expeditions.

Have fun - and come on up! We're getting a wicked nor'easter now and the 2013 snowmobile season is on Reset and Go!

Visit Northern Outdoors Guided Tours here.
Northern Outdoors Snowmobile Resort
Kennebec River Brewery

Polaris Snowmobiles Tests Newest Sleds At Northern Outdoors

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Northern Outdoors Staff

Polaris Snowmobiles Terrain Domination Challenge -Northern OutdoorsLast weekend we were delighted to host the Polaris Snowmobiles Terrain Domination Challenge held over two consecutive days, January 12th & 13th, at Northern Outdoors snowmobile resort in The Forks, Maine. Polaris invited two groups of handpicked riders from Canada and U.S. to come to Northern Outdoors to ride a series of 60-mile loops on some of Polaris’s latest sleds, and then sit down with reps to give them feedback. Event participants represented owners of various snowmobile brands, and included folks from HardcoreSledder.com and Sledhead 24/7 TV.  Sledhead 24/7 TV documented the event and is producing a show on it,  scheduled to air later this season.


The sleds were amazing. Riders got to select from several top Polaris trail and crossover models, and were encouraged to switch models so they could experience different sleds out on the trail.

Polaris Terrain Domination Challenge was hosted by Four Times Winter X Games Gold Medallist Levi LaVallee and retired Canadian hockey star Patrice Brisebois who rode along each day and added a great celebrity feel to the event. They were incredibly nice fellows to hang out with during the event. 

Polaris selected Northern Outdoors as the host resort because we offer an all-inclusive experience for snowmobilers that includes ample private cabin, lodge room, and logdominum lodging, a private meeting room space, a casual & classic Maine sports lodge anchored by a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, and our onsite Kennebec River Pub & Brewery that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The resort is located on ITS 87 with direct access to over 150 miles of The Forks Area Networks terrain, covering a wide variety of riding from wide open cruising, to wooded trails and spectacular views from Maine’s highest groomed snowmobile trail atop Coburn Mountain. The local trail network directly accesses Maine's over 13,000 miles of ITS trails statewide (all the way to Canada, in fact!).

See Sledhead 24/7 photos from the Polaris event here on Facebook. 

See Polaris photos from Terrain Domination Challenge here on Facebook.

Northern Outdoors Snowmobiling and The Forks Area Network Trails

Read what guests say about Snowmobiling at Northern Outdoors







Amazing Outdoor Getaway

Friday, November 16, 2012 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

My girlfriend and I recently visited Northern Outdoors for the first time and had an amazing time. Our rafting trip was so much. Not only was our guide super cool but the scenery was beautiful, and our lunch was delicious. We also went on a half-day fishing trip and we had a blast. Our guide knew all the spots and we both caught some fish. We also loved trying the great beers at the brewery after our long days of rafting, fishing and hiking. We will definitely be back.

New York

Rating: 5 *****

Rafting, fishing, hiking and great Maine beers

Nale Wedding

Saturday, October 6, 2012 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

Recently I celebrated my wedding at Northern Outdoors Lakeside Cabins site. We met with the Event Planning team on New Years Eve, and got married in September 2012.

The past nine months of planning with Dawn and her team was amazing. Being from Maine and familiar with Northern Outdoors as a rafting and hunting outfit, I wasn't sure what to expect from them in terms of wedding planners. But in the end, ALL of our expectations were met, and often exceeded.

The staff was very warm and fun to work with. The food was great as was the beer we chose from the Kennebec River Brewerey which is located at Northern Outdoors main lodge. Kevin and his staff never said NO.

Our guests will be talking about our wedding for a long time. They couldn't get over the hospitality that Northern provided, from shuttle services, food service and overall positive attitudes. I have received so many compliments on the food offering. The food presentaion was clean and visually stunning. The beer was also a focal point of the wedding as our guests got to try many different flavors responsibly. It isn't very often a couple can reflect on their wedding and be 100% satisfied, but I can honestly say Northern Outdoors will not dissappoint. I would reccomend them to anyone that wants to experience a Maine destination wedding!!

Michael N
Standish, Maine

Rating: 5 *****

Maine Adventure Wedding

Kennebec River Brewery

GoPro Captures Fall High Water Maine Rafting Action on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Northern Outdoors Staff















Our GoPro camera team captures the CLOSEUP Fall rafting action on high water Kennebec and Dead River rafting trips Sept 15th and 22nd. This week's video of the week includes both rivers, video boater kayaking (underwater) action, and some tasty Octoberfest brew tasting at Northern's own Kennebec River Brewery post-rafting.

There's still space on the Oct 6th final Dead River and Oct 7 final Kennebec River trips of 2012! For more info on the October 6th Raft n Brews weekend with the last release of the season on the Dead River at 6000CFS and the Kennebec River at 4800CFS, see here:

Raft 'n Brews/ Octoberfest Weekend
Dead River Rafting
Kennebec River Rafting


Girls Weekend

Friday, September 21, 2012 by Northern Outdoors Trip Reviews

I would like to thank Suzie, Jim Yearwood, Sue Bruce (Suzie and the Smelts), Emily Yearwood and the staff of Northern Outdoors.

We had such a good time at Northern Outdoors from our cabin to the food and drinks at the Lodge. Everyone was wonderful, I would especially like to thank Jim Yearwood for the tour of the Brewery. One of the girls said that if I moved back to The Forks, her and her husband were moving with me because she loved the people here so much.

Thanks again everyone for making this such a wonderful weekend. Brenda and the Girls from Fairpoint

Brenda B
Standish, Maine

Rating: 5 *****

Kennebec River Pub & Brewery