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Maine Outdoor Adventures

 

There are many activities at our base in West Forks when you are not on the river. We have volleyball, horse shoes, hiking, lots of trails for biking (bring your bike), swimming, fishing and tubing on the Dead River.

Looking for an outdoor adventure vacation in Maine?

Magic Falls  "Outback Adventure" was named one of the TOP 20 Family adventures vacations in the USA by "GO", Airtran's inflight magazine and Peter Greenberg's Family Travel picks.

Overnight "Out-Back" Camping Adventures
(Must be a group of at least 8)

June through August, experience Maine’s wilderness with this mini adventure just “out-back” of Magic Falls Base Camp. You'll raft the exciting Kennebec River Gorge on day one. Then enjoy a hearty BBQ followed by a slide and video show of your trip. Next, we will drive you to 90-foot Moxie Falls where you can take pictures and swim in the pools above the falls. After a refreshing dip in the cool water, you'll take a back-road safari in our van, on the lookout for wildlife including moose, deer, eagles and osprey.

Upon return to base camp, we will check you into our cabin tents, located along the Dead River where you can also use our other facilities. Sit around the bonfire, enjoy a few cold, frosty beverages (alcohol permitted in moderation) and hors d'oeuvres. For dinner, you have a choice of lobster, steak or chicken, served with corn on the cob, baked potatoes and all the trimmings. After supper we will make hot apple crisp, homemade ice cream and the campers' favorite, s'mores.

The next day, enjoy breakfast prepared over an open fire, and raft the  Kennebec once again.. All trips include a Registered Maine Guide, safety instruction, equipment, and transportation.

We supply thick sleeping pads, food, guides, river equipment, dry bags and transportation.

You supply pillow, warm clothes, rain gear, shorts, sturdy footwear, flashlight, sleeping bag, insect repellent.

Fun Yaks:

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One of our sepecialties! A Fun Yak is an inflatable kayak, often described as a cross between a raft and a canoe. They are available to rent for flat-water kayaking on your own or sign up for instruction with a registered Maine whitewater guide on the lower Kennebec River with lots of Class II whitewater and plenty of surfing and hole playing. We'll take a short hike to 90-foot Moxie Falls where you can swim in the crystal clear pools and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Lower Kennebec Float Trips

A safe, scenic, and gentle, four-hour guided rafting tour on a lower portion of the Kennebec. No whitewater here. View the magnificent flora and fauna along the riverbanks. Linger on the shore for a snack and a swim. Spend the night at the Dead River Lodge. Build a bonfire, cook hot dogs, hamburgers and s'mores, and treat yourself to some homemade ice cream. Help yourself to a continental breakfast the next morning. $125 per person/minimum four (at least one adult).

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Design Your Own Family Adventure

bikes

Tell us what you would like to do for an outdoor adventure and when you would like to go and we will organize a trip for you. Must be something that's doable within a 50 mile radius of our base camp in The Forks.

Many Other Outdoor Adventures Nearby!

If your friends enjoy rafting, but you're looking to do something different, there are many other activities to choose from in The Forks area. All activities below are self-guided.

Bicycle Trails

Bring you own mountain bike and discover the miles of trails following the Kennebec River or through the back country. We can provide you with trail maps, box lunch and drinks. There are no motorized vehicles on the 6-mile river trail between Solon and Bingham and very light traffic on the 16.8-mile Pleasant Pond to Moxie Falls Route.

Mountain Hiking

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Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail up Pleasant Pond Mountain (2,480') or Moxie Bald Mountain (2,630') and enjoy the spectacular views. Both are moderately strenuous, four-hour round trip hikes for the average adult or child who is at least eight years old. Hike to the Grand Falls Hut for lunch-an easy 2 mile hike on the new Maine Huts and Trails Network. We can provide you with a trail map, box lunch and drinks. All you need is a good pair of hiking shoes or sneakers.

Come to Maine for white water rafting and other unique vacation ideas and enjoy an outdoor adventure vacation with your family!  Book on line with our secure reservation form or complete our easy trip planning form to receive a detailed vacation quote via email.

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"We had a family outing on the Kennebec, with our Guides JJ and Molly. A true experience of a lifetime, but one that will be repeated soon! From checking in and being assigned our rafting guides and a quick but thorough instruction of our "responsibilities" on the river, off to the buses and onto the Dam. Once on the river, it was a thrill of a lifetime, one made even better by our Guides, JJ and Molly (we had two rafts...) At the end of an exciting trip a wonderful barbecue awaited some hungry rafters! All the Staff of Magic Falls were exceptional and professional but most of all lots of fun which is what we went for."
David M, Maine

"We just wanted to let you know that we had a GREAT time this past weekend!!
Your staff was super!!
Both the kids and adults enjoyed everything.
We have all agreed we want to come back again next year!!!

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Nicky P Derry, NH

"Thank you once again Magic Falls for creating this opportunity for at risk youth from Long Creek Youth Development Center! Because of your generosity, our youth had the chance to experience 2 incredible days on the river, an opportunity many would never of had otherwise. Your staff have superior knowledge and professionalism, always making our group feel welcomed, valued and safe. Truly an experience of unbelievable value. "Thank you for the memorable rafting trip. The joy on the faces of the kids was unforgettable. All of the guides did a wonderful job with the kids. Your generosity is part of the kids believing kindness is a good thing." - a quote from staff.
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Melanie, South Portland

"I just had to let you know that the crew from Johnny’s Selected Seeds had an AWESOME time on Friday, June 15th! Out of the six of us, four had never been white water rafting before and we all loved it! I can speak for myself and tell you I could easily be addicted to rafting! The weather was unbelievable. The lunch was really good and our guide was fantastic! I do believe we may book again in the fall. I don’t think I can wait until next year! :) Thanks again!"
Cathy P., Winslow, ME

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/10/2016]

Kennebec River

Next Rafting Release May of 2017

Water flows are subject to change with weather and operations at the dam. Always use caution when recreating on or near dammed waters as water levels could change abruptly and without notice-especially after a heavy rainfall. As air and water temperatures start to fall, wet suits may be necessary.

Dead River

Dead River Release- May 2017


The Dead is the longest, continuous stretch of Class III-V whitewater in the East. Always use caution when recreating on or near dammed waters as water levels could change without notice.