Things To Do In Maine

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Things To Do In The Forks, Maine

Right from your front door you can experience hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, Maine and the Northeast’s finest whitewater rafting on the Kennebec, Dead and Penobscot Rivers. Moose, Deer, Bald Eagles, Wild Turkeys and much more are common sights right on our property and in the surrounding area. If being close to nature and enjoying the outdoors are fun and interesting to you there is no finer place to stay.

Kennebec River Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Skiing, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Fishing, Hunting, ATVing, Sight Seeing, Relaxation. All within minutes of Kennebec Riverside Cabin Rentals in The Forks, Maine.

Maine ATV Adventures

Maine has the largest trail system in the Northeast and is continuing development of new trails and an interconnected system all through the work of local clubs. Their hard work has provided riders with challenging tight trails full of obstacles like rocks, stumps, and small streams to tackle; if you’re up for the challenge!  There are also wide-open woods roads that will lead you to breathtaking views, remote lakes and streams, and delicious meals.

Reserve an ATV: Call 207-663-2181

Canoeing

Explore Moxie Pond, Indian Pond, Wyman Lake, paddle the quiet section of the Kennebec River, stop at Pierce Pond Stream and hike south on the Appalachian trail for a picnic at Pierce Pond. Rentals & Guide Service available.

Rentals & Guide Service: Call 207-663-2181

Maine Guided Fishing Trips

Join our experienced guides on a fishin’ mission to catch some of the most challenging game species in the state including Landlocked Salmon, Native Brook Trout, and the ornery Small Mouth Bass. Our lodge is located to reach many of Maine’s finest fishing lakes and rivers including the upper Kennebec and Dead Rivers.

Our guided fishing trips include your guide, boats, tackle & equipment for both fly fishing or spin casting, and a great picnic lunch. To preserve the resources, our trips are catch and release.

Book a Fishing Guide: Call 207-663-2181

Maine Hunting for Moose, Bear, and Deer

Inn By The River offers hunting packages that works with your schedule and allows you to include as much or as little as you like.

There is no minimum number of mid-week nights that you must book (* Minimum 2 nights on weekends); you can choose to include no meals, all of your meals, or some meals. And, when it comes to meals, you have choices there too! Breakfast is from our 6 item (+ sides) menu, lunch is a bag lunch with 4 major choices each day, and dinner is from our restaurant menu and includes rolls & butter, choice of soup or salad, a choice of an entrée, desert, and non-alcoholic beverage (some menu items excluded). So, if you are looking for a hunting camp with more choices, Inn By The River is for you!

Reserve early to ensure your choice of dates and rooms.
Hunting Guides available with advance reservation.

Book a Hunting Guide: Call 207-663-2181


SELF GUIDED ADVENTURES

Wildlife and Bird Watching

Wildlife is one of the main reasons people visit Inn By The River. Many people come here to drive the back roads and scenic byways and take pictures of majestic Maine Moose. Many of our winter guests come here and reserve rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4 because they have large windows facing our wild deer feeding area (which were set up to help the local deer populations survive the harsh Maine winter). Bald Eagles fly by our front porch searching the river for fish almost daily and we feed many types of wild birds and wild Turkeys for your viewing pleasure. We are blessed with a magical place that has a great deal of wildlife to enjoy right outside our door. Come enjoy it with us!

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

You’ve heard stories of the famous Appalachian Trail for years. Well, grab your hiking boots, backpack, and other gear and hit the trail yourself!

Maine Hiking Trails

Moxie Falls – 1 mile hike producing spectacular views and includes a stop at a 90-foot waterfall!
Grand Falls Horse Shoe Falls – nicknamed the little Niagara of the east. Bird Watching, Moose Watching, Day hikes. The Inn offers a shuttle service to and from the trails (sorry, you’re on your own for the hikes!)

Mountain Biking

From leisurely family-orientated trails, to more challenging treks, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on our numerous wilderness trails. Bring your own bike and set out for the day to explore all that Maine’s biking trails have to offer!

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Horseback Riding

Meander peacefully through the trails and woods of Maine on horseback! Horseback riding is a fun family activity that can be enjoyed during the spring, summer and fall months.

Maine Scenic Drives

Inn By The River sits in the middle of The Old Canada Road Scenic Byway. The Old Canada Road Scenic Byway is a snapshot in time. Tracing the route of generations of travelers between Maine and Quebec, this segment of U.S. Rt. 201 winds right alongside the Kennebec River, Wyman Lake, and the Dead River.

Encounter old-time villages and abundant wildlife in mountain ridges, forests, and rivers. This is yet another reason that many people choose Inn By The River as a place to stay on their Maine Vacation.

There are many other sites like Moxie Falls (Maine’s largest waterfall) in our immediate area. Whether you enjoy a gentle car ride through the mountains, easy trail hiking, or a challenging climb, The Forks, Maine and Inn By The River are a fun comfortable place to stay.

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