More Fun Stuff To Do – Forks Area Recreation

Whatever the season, there’s always plenty to do in the beautiful outdoors of Maine. To follow are a few  Forks Area Recreation suggestions, but we recommend you use your imagination as the possibilities are endless!

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, Mountain Biking, River Kayaking & Canoing – Maine Outdoor Adventures

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!

Canoeing and Sea Kayaking

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 through Inn By The River.


Lakewood Golf Course
18 hole with a par 6 on the back nine.
Route 201, Madison 207-474-5955

Mt. Kineo Golf Course
9 hole
Rockwood, 207-534-9012

Moose River Golf Course
9 hole
Jackman 207-668-4841

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. Please contact the Inn for current local listings and telephone numbers.


Maine receives some of the best snow in New England, so pack up your gear and head on up for some great winter fun! The closest ski areas to the Inn are:

Baker Mountain Ski Area
Rt. 201, Moscow 207-672-5580

Eaton Mountain Ski Area
Lamber Rd. Skowhegan 207-474-2666

Pack your own skis and enjoy countless miles of pristine snow on the many cross-country trails winding right by the Inn!

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