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Aug 9, 2007 11:10 AM

The Forks Maine ME dining

I'll be heading to The Forks, Maine this weekend to do a whitewater rafting trip on the Kennebec River on Sunday. Any ideas for local casual supper Saturday night with good food?

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  1. Your choices are limited to the restaurants affiliated with whitewater-rafting companies, but I've heard good things about Hawk's Nest--in any case the building's handcarvings are worth seeing. Beyond that, The Forks, and really most of the region north of Waterville up to Jackman, is a non-chow zone. THere's a new place in Bingham, Antlers, but it's too new and hit-or-miss with food so far; needs time to get its act together.

    1. Good luck with that! Last time we were there it poured so hard we couldnt bbq while camping, ended up driving over an hour just to get Wendys!

      1. My opinion is that around the Forks, the best food is the kind you cook yourself over an open fire.

        1. Northern Outdoors, in their complex at The Forks, has a brewpub. I'm not sure whether you have to be booked with them to use it, we were, but it couldn't hurt to call.


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          1. re: Harp00n

            Thank you everbody for your suggestions. I would love to be cooking outdoors but won't have room in the car for camping gear as we're headed on a longer journey and have a small car. I'll check out the Northern Outdoors place or Hawk's Nest; both look like good possibilities. Will try and report back. Thank you again!

            1. re: Harp00n

              Home of Kennebec River Brewery, one of the best IPA's I've ever had. Too bad that doesn't make its way down past Wiscasset.