Northern Outdoors Raft & Brews Memorial Day Weekend - the Ultimate Paddle & Pub Outing

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Northern Outdoors’ third annual Spring Raft & Brews Memorial Day weekend is an adrenaline-spiking, splash and sip celebration on the raging Dead River, followed by $3 pints of handcrafted Kennebec River Brewery beer, BBQ cookout, brewery tour and live music.

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Kennebec River Brewery at Northern Outdoors

We love this weekend. It’s the perfect time for friends and families to get together on the river to enjoy Maine’s wild beauty and then kick-back with great beer, food and music. - Russell Walters, President, Northern Outdoors

Northern Outdoors’ third annual “Dead River Wicked Fun” Spring Raft & Brews Weekend is a splash and sip celebration that thrills boatloads of rafters on adrenaline-spiking Class III, IV, and V whitewater along the Dead River.

The whitewater rafting adventure occurs Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday May 27, which is the second of only seven special Dead River release dates. With “wicked fun” water levels of over 5,500 CFS on the dam-controlled river, it’s a ride of a lifetime that includes 15 heart-pumping miles of continuous rapids ending with a splash at Poplar Hill Falls.

Wide-eyed rafters can cool off and calm nerves with $3 pints of handcrafted Kennebec River Brewery beer, BBQ cookout on the back patio, brewery tour and live music at The Forks Resort Center.

Festivities take place all weekend long. Get more information on whitewater rafting with Northern Outdoors.

Northern Outdoors is Maine's Premier Adventure Resort and winner of Yankee Magazine's 2011 Best New England Adventures Award. Established in 1976, Northern Outdoors offers year-round affordable, Maine adventure vacations and is the first and most experienced rafting adventure company in Maine. Summer season activities offered include whitewater rafting, river floats, hiking, ATV trails, and fishing. Lodging options include rustic to luxury cabins and riverside camping. The resort includes the Kennebec River Brewery, featured on the Maine Beer Trail. Northern Outdoors is located 4 hours from Boston, on Route 201, The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway.

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