New England Outdoor Center

  • Established: 1982
  • Phone: 800.766.7238
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  • Type: River Rafting, Moose Tours, Cabins, Snowmobiling & More!
  • Region: Maine | Mt. Katahdin Area
  • Season: Year-round

A Maine Vacation with NEOC...We make the great outdoors even greater!

Moose Tour with New England Outdoor CenterWhat's different about a New England Outdoor Center vacation in Maine? It’s our philosophy about enjoying the outdoors. We believe there's more to whitewater rafting than rafts and rushing water, more to snowmobiling than snowmobile trails and sleds, and more to taking a moose tour than seeing the magnificent creature.

We believe the quality of outdoor experiences comes not just from nature itself, but also from the people with whom you come into contact. So, while our guides are certainly knowledgeable, they're also friendly, fun-loving people. Our hope is that you will come away from whatever outdoor adventures you choose feeling enriched on all levels.

White Water Rafting on the Penobscot River in Maine is one of the most spectacular and challenging whitewater river experiences in the eastern United States and has become our most popular river. The Penobscot River boasts a reputation of exhilarating rapids and breathtaking scenery. Whether your family vacation includes our Soft Adventure on the lower Penobscot River, or the challenge of Class V whitewater in Ripogenus Gorge, New England Outdoor Center can accommodate your vacation needs in Maine!

Rafting with New England Outdoor CenterYour vacation can include more than whitewater rafting: a cozy housekeeping cabin on Millinocket Lake, a cabin tent or campsite at the Penobscot Outdoor Center campground, fishing for landlocked salmon on the Penobscot, a canoe or kayak excursion, a search for moose on our wildlife tour, hiking on the Appalachian Trail to enjoy the New England fall foliage, or sharing a glimpse of the Northern Lights. We want you to go home knowing more about nature, more about yourself, and with great stories to tell and treasure for the rest of your life.

Our Mission: To rekindle your spirit of adventure, to help you explore the outdoors with a level of service and amenities that exceed your expectations, to foster understanding and respect for the responsible, shared use of the Maine woodlands - one of our greatest natural resources - and to provide a New England vacation experience of high value that you won't soon forget.