3 Lake Moxie RoadThe Forks, ME, 04985Phone: 800-553-7238
Family fun from whitewater rafting to paintball and moose safaris
Family fun takes so many forms at Crab Apple Whitewater that you’ll be hard-pressed to know where to start. So let the river be your guide! Head down the Kennebec, zipping through easy rapids or opting for something more challenging. Some trips allow for floating or swimming, and they all feature fabulous Maine scenery. Back at the base camp, there’s overnight lodging, a pub, restaurant, heated showers and a swimming pool. At night, join in some spirited paintball fun, with several custom “fields” of play. Looking for something a little wilder? From May through August you can sign the family up for a starting-at-dusk moose safari, seeking the big beasts out in their native habitat.
Old Fort Western
16 Cony St.Augusta, ME, 04330Phone: 207-626-2385
Built in 1754, this National Historic Landmark is America's oldest surviving wooden fort and it a great place to visit during your next family vacation to Maine when you are looking for things to do and family activities. Visitors can tour the fort and its store, which contains hundreds of farming and forestry tools essential to the economic life of the settlement.
Hours: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 1 to 4 p.m.; Labor Day through January, weekends or Sundays only.