We stayed in one of the Lakeside Cabins, which was very clean and comfy. It had a beautiful view of the lake and was very quiet and peaceful, which was just what we were looking for. My only recommendation would be to come prepared with all the groceries you need if you plan to make use of the cabin kitchen as there are no stores anywhere nearby.
The full day rafting trip on the Kennebec was fantastic! The rapids were big enough to be exciting, but not so big to be scary, especially considering we had our two kids with us (ages 12 and 14). The guides were very fun and personable and the trip was very well organized and planned out - the lunch was great. I also appreciated the inflatable kayaks they provided for tooling around the calmer sections of the river - that was a nice bonus. This was our first trip to Maine and we would definitely come back to Northern Outdoors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Northern Outdoors is a year-round adventure resort located in The Forks, Maine, only four hours from Boston. The company pioneered Maine whitewater rafting on the Kennebec, Penobscot, and Dead Rivers. Groups, families, and individuals enjoy affordable, fantastic adventure getaways. Relax at the big main lodge, onsite microbrewery, full service restaurant, 28 trailside and lakeside cabins and cottages year-round. Enjoy whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, ATV trails, team building retreats, university programs, camping, snowmobile rentals and tours, and direct access to miles of trails. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Northern Outdoors Hotel The Forks
- Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort Maine/The Forks