Northern Outdoors Inc.

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Northern Outdoors is the first and most experienced rafting adventure company in the state, as well as the only rafting and snowmobiling resort in Maine. Plus we have our very own Kennebec River Brewery which is featured on the Maine Beer Trail! In the summertime, we offer whitewater rafting, river floats, hiking, ATV trails & fishing. Lodging include rustic to luxury cabins and riverside camping.

On the Kennebec River in the heart of Western Maine's valleys, on Route 201, The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway, The Forks, ME. 4 hours North of Boston, MA and 2 1/2 hours North of Portland, ME.

About Northern Outdoors Inc.

Ever thought about living in the woods, close to the rivers, in the heart of Maine's mountains?

How about a chance to work with and meet some of the most charismatic people, with diverse backgrounds, and charming personalities ... and a little (ok maybe a lot) of humor too?

This past year has been tough on all of us. One thing people seem to be longing for, now more than ever,  is a chance to get outside, have a great adventure and maintain safety! We can check all of these boxes here at Northern. 

Established in 1976, Northern Outdoors offers year-round, Maine adventure vacations and is the first and most experienced rafting adventure company in the state. In the summertime, we offer whitewater rafting, river floats, hiking, ATV trails, and fishing. Or enjoy serving or sipping on a cold brew, from our very own Kennebec River Brewery, on our large deck, brick patio or inside our beautiful log lodge.

Our Maine brewpub serves up fresh food daily and has a rainbow of beers on tap from our on-site brewery, launched in 1996. Kennebec River Brewery was one of the earliest breweries in Maine, and is the only Maine Beer Trail destination at an Adventure Resort.

When the temperatures drop in late fall and winter, Northern has direct access to over 14,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. 

Northern Outdoors is located 4 hours from Boston, MA, and 2-1/2 hours from Portland, ME on Route 201, The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway in The Forks, Maine.

We are currently following all of the CDC and Maine State guidelines to comply with COVID protocols as well as taking serious measures to make sure our staff and patrons remain safe, healthy, and happy. Check out our continually-updated COVID-19 information on our website

The Employee Experience

Join a fast-paced environment in the woods of Western Maine, with the wilderness at your fingertips. Summer season is packed full of rafting, kayaking fishing, ATVing, and hiking and snowmobiling abound in the winter!

Come to work hard, enjoy the perks of living in Maine's beautiful mountains and rivers, all while forming last friendships and great memories. 

Ideal Candidate

We are seeking personable, competent, and energetic individuals with strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to join the Northern Outdoors team at our Resort Center in The Forks, Maine. A neat appearance and outgoing personality is an absolute must. 

Room and Board

In past years, staff has looked to share accommodations in the area from campsites, single-family homes or even camps. The community is supported by seasonal workers and jobs and there are room rentals in the area with locals looking to help out the seasonal community!

It's a rural area with multiple living styles available depending on your interest. 

Employee Perks

Includes staff discounts at our Kennebec River Pub & Brewery

Getting Here and Getting Around

Having your own vehicle is highly recommended as we are situated in the Western Mountains of Maine. The closest grocery store in 20 miles south of our location, though there are general stores and necessities located right in town. 

For Fun

Canoe, kayak, raft, and fish an endless number of lakes and streams.

Hike the spectacular Appalachian Trail and Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak.

Mountain bike an unlimited number of backwoods roads.

Develop great new friendships with folks from all over the world.

How to Apply

Head to our website to submit an application today! 


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