The Forks is known as a snowmobiling and whitewater rafting destination. You can traverse more than 100 miles of interconnected snowmobiling trails that crisscross the region. The Forks is located where the Dead River and Kennebec River meet—making it the starting point for riding these two rivers. You can take a 12-mile Kennebec River trip that begins on Indian Pond and roars through the Upper Kennebec Gorge, with rapids up to class IV. You can also traverse the Dead River, which provides the longest stretch of continuous whitewater in the East. You’ll find numerous guiding companies in The Forks that can take you on guided ATV tours, mountain biking treks, rock climbing or snowshoeing trips, in addition to whitewater rafting trips. If you’d like a more relaxed adventure, you can take an easy walk that is less than a mile long to 90-foot Moxie Falls.
The Dead and Kennebec Rivers are well known for the best whitewater rafting and fishing in the northeastern United States. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes, ponds and rivers, The Forks offers a spring and summer of endless opportunities. Rafting, fishing, boating, sightseeing, moose and bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, biking or just relaxing in a cabin or Inn to unwind.
In the fall, the foliage in our area along our scenic byway and these beautiful rivers is a leaf peeper’s paradise second to none. The Forks is also host to many sportsmen for the Maine tradition of hunting, either self-guided or with a Registered Maine Guide.
Winter brings Maine’s best snowmobile trails, snowmobile rentals and the amenities to support them. Winter in The Forks area is also a great place for cross country skiing, ice fishing or snowshoeing.
A friendly small town with large amenities: The Forks Area offers a full array of lodging to include full service resorts, sporting camps, lakeside cabins, inns, and campgrounds, with restaurants, pubs, fine dining, nightlife and other amenities to accommodate everything you need for a superior Maine vacation. Nowhere will you find a place with a friendlier atmosphere just waiting to make your Maine vacation stay exceed your highest expectations.