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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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"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

"Thanks for an amazing adventure. 11 Wild Women rafting! Thank goodness we got the DVD because no one would believe we really did it. We had a blast. You run a class operation. All of your guides were hospitable and respectful. The whole adventure was perfect."
Lee-Ann G., Portsmouth. NH

"I would like to personally thank you for the amazing adventure you organized for Auburn High School last week. The amount of times that I heard the students say that it was the best weekend/trip EVER on the way home told me that this is a trip that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Your hospitality, professionalism, river expertise, and overall easy going nature made my students and I feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed. You present students with a once of a lifetime experience of bonding and adventure and I will highly recommend your company to everyone I talk to!"
Spencer K. Auburn, Mass, High School

"I want to tell you what a great time we had with your rafting company. Everything was so well organized, so thorough, well prepared, no short cuts taken, so much fun and fully worth the price in all ways. I don't find myself saying that much these days but I say it freely regarding Magic Falls and your staff. Thank you for treating us as guests and yet friends at the same time."
Richard T, Chester County, PA

Maine White Water Report [Updated 6/28/2017]

Kennebec River

4900 10 am - 4 pm
8,000 Monday July 10
mid 60's

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

Sept 3 5500


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.