North Country Rivers
North Country Rivers is one of two rafting companies that have their base of operations located at the Big Moose Inn facilities. Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. Hold on tight as you navigate your way through 'Exterminator' in Rip Gorge with 70 ft. high walls on each side of the raft. North Country Rivers offers raft trips everyday of the week all summer long. When you raft with North Country be sure to stay at Big Moose Inn for your true North Maine Woods experience.
Northern Outdoors first rafted the West Branch of the Penobscot River in 1976, and we’ve been perfecting our trip since then. Join us for a classic top to bottom river trip through 15 miles of stunning scenery, waterfall action, and class 5 rapids, all under the shadows of Maine’s Highest Peak, Mt Katahdin. End your day relaxing at the Big Moose Inn, with your private cabin on Millinocket and Ambajejus Lakes!
Penobscot Adventures offers several trip packages on the Penobscot River. The 'Ultimate Trip' includes two trips down through Rip Gorge and the Cribworks. The 'Lower Penobscot Trip' consists of class 3 and 4 rapids and allows a little more time to relax and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. When rafting with Penobscot Adventures reserve a suite, room, cabin or tentsite at Big Moose Inn.