2. Raft, kayak, camp, and ... be pampered?
Get ready to experience camping in a whole new way. Professional River Runner’s two-day, all-inclusive overnight trip on the Kennebec River in Maine is a getaway that is both adventurous and relaxing. On this camping and rafting excursion, all the hard work is done for you — from the tent pitching to the meal making — leaving you free to just enjoy the great outdoors. You arrive to the camp site by funyak (an inflatable kayak) and can spend the afternoon exploring wooded trails, swimming at the pebble beach, or just chatting around the campfire. Dinner consists of a lobster cookout with hand-cranked ice cream and fresh baked strawberry shortcake. In the morning you’ll feast on blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, and orange juice before embarking on a 12-mile descent of the Kennebec River Gorge (Class II-IV rapids) in large rafts.
No previous rafting experience is required. A trip can be secured with six people – for groups less than six, you will be added to another group. $260 for adults; $230 for youth. Professional River Runners, 85 Route 201, West Forks, 800-395-3911, proriverrunners.com.