The Forks
The Forks

The Forks is the home of whitewater rafting in Maine and is the reason many people come to explore the region. Located at the confluence of the Dead and Kennebec Rivers, it is the starting point for an experience of a lifetime.

The 12-mile Kennebec River trip begins on Indian Pond and roars through the spectacular Upper Kennebec Gorge, with rapids up to Class IV. Even more challenging, the Dead River provides the longest stretch of continuous whitewater in the East.

There are many rafting companies and guides located in the area, each well suited for different kinds of passengers. In fact, several offer good-quality accommodations in addition to home-cooked meals and an experienced crew. But do your homework and plan ahead; the choice weekends are booked, often long in advance.

Several of these providers have expanded their services to include guided ATV tours, mountain biking treks, rock climbing, moose safaris and snowshoeing trips. The Forks is a year-round destination for hunters and anglers, but come winter, the snowmobilers arrive.

If you are coming all this way, plan on going to Moxie Falls, Maine’s most beautiful waterfall hands-down. Bring a towel, too, because there is a rockin’ swimming hole a hundred feet or so down from the main falls.

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