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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.

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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"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

"Thanks for an excellent day on the river, whether it's raining or sunshine it's always an amazing day. Every single employee is happy with smiles on their faces and always willing to help and do whatever it takes to make our experience incredible. We’ll be back next year!



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Matt, Waterville, Maine

"We feel like we’re visiting family when we’re there.
I’ve come back every year since 2000 (17 years) and have never rafted with anyone else. Guests I’ve brought over the years have only had good things to say about the service and experience we get from Magic Falls Rafting Co.
Some of those guests had previously rafted with other outfits and have said they’d only raft with Magic Falls again.
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Dan M.

"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

Maine White Water Report [Updated 10/8/2017]

Kennebec River

2017 season has ended
Next release May 2018

All published flows are approximate and forecasts are estimates only. Actual flows will vary and can change quickly at any time. Always be alert and wear an approved flotation device. Never go in or near the water until you know and accept the risks you are assuming by being in this area.

Dead River

Next release May 2018

high 60's

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.