- Meetings and Groups
- About Us
- Contact Us
features of interest
- Double Trouble Whitewater Rafting Thursdays
- National Geographic names Katahdin Top 10 Hikes in the World
- Maine Scenic Byway – A trip to the Fiddler and Fiddlehead Festival
- Highlands on the Fly: Fiber Arts Retreat in the Mountains of Northern Maine
- Hiking in Maine in the Katahdin Region – our favorite hikes
New England Outdoor Center – Outdoor Adventure on Millinocket Lake, Maine
Rekindle Your Spirit of Adventure at the New England Outdoor Center.
How does it get any better than this? The New England Outdoor Center home of Twin Pine Cabins, the Penobscot Outdoor Center and the River Drivers Restaurant comprises all the essential pieces for an unforgettable Maine spring and summer vacation.
Plan your ultimate Maine vacation; come and stay with us in our Lakeside Cabins overlooking Millinocket Lake and Katahdin. Our full-service lakeside cabins are open year round and our River Drivers Restaurant is open seven days a week. We have Maine Whitewater Rafting trips and Moose & Wildlife Tours available each day and guests can enjoy fishing on some of the best lakes, ponds and rivers in the Northeast for bass, brook trout and landlocked salmon.
Maine Whitewater Rafting
Whitewater Rafting on the Penobscot River in Maine is one of the most spectacular whitewater river experiences in the eastern United States and has become our most popular river to run trips on. The Penobscot River boasts exhilarating rapids and breathtaking scenery. We offer exhilarating, adrenaline pumping Maine Whitewater Rafting Trips and we offer relaxing and enjoyable soft adventure trips and family floats trips suitable for most ages and activity levels. We offer Maine Whitewater Rafting Trips on the Penobscot River, the Kennebec River and the Dead River with whitewater rafting trips leaving daily starting late April through late October.
Our river trips cater to all activity and excitement levels. We have class I-IV rapids on the Penobscot River, half-day trips, Double Trouble Trips, Floats and Soft adventure trips. A day trip with us usually includes a hot river BBQ lunch prepared by our raft guides on the scenic river banks. The rivers provide a variety of possibilities for fun for individual, family rafting or for group rafting. Whether your skill level if it is your first time whitewater rafting or if you are a pro, we have whitewater rafting trips to meet and exceed your expectations.
Maine Lakeside Cabins and Lakeside Lodging
We want your summer adventure and Maine vacation to be the kind you remember for a lifetime. Our Resort in the Katahdin Region is located just steps from Maine’s most beautiful lakes and vistas, local scenery and wildlife. We have full service Maine Cabin Rentals available nightly or weekly. Our location offers comfortable Lakeside Cabin Rentals that are perfect for a spring or summer vacation in Maine. These charming Maine Cottages are available in a range of sizes and styles, from Maine Log Cabins with bunk beds to Larger Luxury Cabins perfect for a family vacation in Maine during any season. Wake up every morning to stunning views of Mt. Katahdin and Millinocket Lake. This location showcases Maine’s natural beauty and will allow you easy access to experience the adventure of miles of hiking trails, abundant moose and wildlife encounters and breathtaking views of Mt. Katahdin. Our Maine cabins have all the comforts of home and more with plenty of nooks to snuggle up in so that you can enjoy and relax during you time indoors.
Other Summer Activities
The New England Outdoor Center is located just miles from the south entrance of Baxter State Park and Katahdin the northern terminus for the Appalachian Trail. Baxter State Park offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails and the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Region is just minutes from our doorstep. Fishing is very popular in Maine and we’re proud to offer our guests the opportunity to fish on a variety of local lakes and rivers in the Katahdin region. Join us on a guided fishing excursion and all equipment is provided. Our summer guests enjoy the use of our kayaks and canoes as part of their stay and Millinocket Lake is a wonderful lake to swim in or paddle on. You can enjoy volleyball, fire pits, basketball, table tennis, beautiful sauna and our picnic areas right here on the property.
Maine Outdoor Activities for the Entire Family
At the New England Outdoor Center, we offer something fun for everyone. Whether you’re whitewater rafting, snowmobiling, or here to watch a majestic Maine moose graze along the lakeshore, admire the sights of Mt. Katahdin or hike through the Maine woods, we can customize your Maine adventure. Our central location in Millinocket means you’re right around the corner from the thrills of the Kennebec River, Penobscot River and Dead River, wilderness experiences at Baxter State Park, hiking trails and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The Katahdin Region is also home to some of Maine’s largest lakes, bountiful fishing and hunting, and wildlife viewing. Even right from the windows of our cabins, you can see the spectacular Northern Lights, an eagle flying overhead, or a Maine moose taking a stroll by the lakeside. Enjoy your Maine Vacation with us this year and build a lifetime of good memories.
Lots of activity on our pm Moose Tour to Sandy Stream Pond, Compass Pond and River Pond. Our guest spotted 3 Moose, a Beaver, Loons and Golden Eyes with Chicks. Book your trip today ... Continue Reading →
Our registered Maine Guide, Jesika took a group of 6 people out on a Moose Tour tonight. They were able to spot 1 cow moose and 1 calf. Continue Reading →
Our guest enjoyed a great trip today seeing two deer, a turtle and 2 bull moose on their Moose Tour. Its a great time of year to get lots of pictures of your favorite wildlife. Continue Reading →
The wildlife are very active this time of year. Our June 18th trip included 3 Moose at River Pond, 1 Bull at Hurd Pond, 1 Deer, several Beavers, Loons and Ducks. It’s a great ... Continue Reading →
Today’s tour…2 Bull Moose–2 Cow Moose–2 Deer! Now is a great time for Moose & Wildlife sightings…they are out and about! Continue Reading →