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
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.
$199.00 per person
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).
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 & ATV Trails
Bring you own mountain bike or ATV 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.
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 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 for helping coordinate an awesome rafting trip for me and my 6 friends. Guide Eric Lundquist was perfect for us! We really enjoyed our time with him and all the ladies took something special from the day: overcame a fear, experienced something they never did before or just had a perfect time enjoying the beauty of the river. The stop at the waterfall was a highlight for everyone! Your business is absolutely wonderful!! I had such a good experience this past summer with my retreat that I am working on expanding and doing two retreats in 2018!"
- Deb, Schwenksville, PA
"I have been rafting with Dave & Donna for 27 years. I have continued to stay with these folks because the are the BEST IN THE INDUSTRY! A well-run outfit with personable, knowledgeable guides who understand what it takes to make each and every run a run to remember! And if you really want to have some fun, go run Double Trouble on the Kennebec in the summertime. What is even better is watching the people you have rafted with for so long bringing their kids along for the trips now. My 4 teenage kids are TOTALLY HOOKED! They look forward to heading to Magic Falls Rafting every year now. The tradition has started. Congrats on 29 years Dave & Donna."
- Paul, Billerica, MA
"The crew at Magic Falls Rafting Company is among the most experienced in this Maine town that offers not much more than an exciting rafting experience. I had rafted 50 years ago when rafting was an unregulated, somewhat risky enterprise. This company appears to be very safety oriented."
- Paul, Rhode Island
"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.
- Dan M.