Maine is home to some of the best whitewater rafting conditions in New England and the entire east coast. At New England Outdoor Center, we provide the equipment, the rapids and the fun!
In Maine, we are lucky to have three rivers that offer a range of rapids for beginners or whitewater rafting experts from all around the world.
Each river offers a different Maine whitewater experience. They all include challenging rapids, captivating scenery and plenty of Maine wildlife.
The Penobscot River is the biggest of the three Maine whitewater rafting rivers and showcases spectacular views of Mt. Katahdin. Plus, it’s a little easier for those who might be rafting for the very first time. We also provide a BBQ lunch along the Penobscot River. The BBQ lunch includes your choice of steak or chicken, rice, veggies and more!
Whitewater rafting weather conditions in Maine
Spring, Summer and Fall are all great times to experience whitewater rafting in Maine. While we don’t consider ourselves weather experts, here’s some helpful information on what type of temperatures and weather you can expect during your Maine whitewater rafting adventure.
Spring: Bright sunshine with temperatures ranging from 50s-80s depending on the day. We recommend bringing a light layer of clothing in case the temperature drops a bit during your adventure for when you get wet.
Summer: Warm and sometimes hot sunshine, temperatures range from the high 60s to upper 80’s. Don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!
Fall: Temperatures can range from the mid 40s to the upper 70s. Later in the season, the temperatures will dip below 50, especially during the evening hours.
Winter: Although Maine has some crazy weather, we don’t offer whitewater rafting trips during the winter. But don’t worry, our four season resort has plenty to offer, check out our Winter activities
Penobscot River Adventure Packages, Your Best Value
Packages include: raft trip, two nights lodging, one dinner at River Drivers Restaurant or Penobscot Outdoor Center, two breakfasts at the Penobscot Outdoor Center, and use of all resort amenities. The price ranges given depend on day of week rafting or lodging and depend on number of people lodging. *Lodging at Twin Pine Cabins has minimum occupancy requirements and includes 1 breakfast and one dinner the day of your raft trip. Cabins vary and sleep from 4 to 14. Ask our reservations staff for pricing for children 12 and under.
|Lodging Options||Early May-July10 Sun - Fri / Sat||July 11 - Aug 30 Sun - Fri / Sat||Aug 21 - Early Oct Sun - Fri / Sat|
|Campsite (1 or more people)||136 – 140 / 180||146 – 148 / 180||136 – 140 / 180|
|Canvas cabin tent (1-2 people)||156 – 159 / 192||166 – 169 / 192||156 – 159 / 192|
|Canvas cabin tent (3-4 people)||151 – 154 / 186||161 – 164 / 186||151 – 154 / 186|
|“Twin Pine Cabins * (based on 4 in a small cabin)||207 / 243||233 / 253||207 / 243|
|(All prices are per person)|