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Welcome to The Dead River Collective, where our deep-rooted heritage fuels our adventurous spirit! As proud descendants of the founding families of the Forks and West Forks in Maine, we’re thrilled to share our rich history and create an unforgettable experience just for you.

Get ready to be swept away as you discover our extraordinary collection of custom Maine apparel, accessories, outdoor gear, home and kitchen furnishings, and so much more. Our expert guides, mouthwatering family recipes, captivating local history, and valuable resources will delight Maine residents, visitors, outdoor enthusiasts, and home/professional cooks alike.

Our unique tagline, #madebythedead, is more than just a catchy phrase – it’s a testament to our ancestors’ sacrifices and our dedication to living life to the fullest. We bring a playful, lighthearted vibe to your shopping experience while staying focused on our mission to support local Maine communities, nourish families, protect the vulnerable, and preserve Maine’s breathtaking outdoors.

As your fun-loving, community-driven collective, we’re all about excitement, laughter, and strengthening our local communities. So, come on in, let your hair down, and explore our offerings with a beaming smile. Remember, when you choose The Dead River Collective, you’re not just snagging an awesome product – you’re joining a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts.

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guides for every adventure in Maine

Hiking Trails in Maine

Discover the Wonders of the Pine Tree State Hiking Trails in Maine Maine, a land where the rugged beauty of...
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Navigating the Essentials of Thawing Food Safely

Defrosting Done Right Navigating the Essentials of Thawing Food Safely Welcome to our cooking blog! Today, we're zeroing in on...
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Unleashing the Power of the 20-Second Countdown

Mastering Hand Hygiene in Maine's Kitchens Unleashing the Power of the 20-Second Countdown In the world of culinary arts, especially...
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Fire Mastery & Noble Meats

Unleashing the Majesty of Beef, Pork, Lamb & Veal Fire Mastery & Noble Meats Welcome to a guide dedicated to...
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Embrace the Joy of Campfire Roasting

Unleashing Culinary Creativity in Maine’s Great Outdoors Embrace the Joy of Campfire Roasting Welcome to the delightful world of campfire...
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A Humorous Guide to Peeing Outside in Maine

When Nature Calls in Nature A Humorous Guide to Peeing Outside in Maine Venturing into the great outdoors of Maine...
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Building The Perfect Campfire In Maine

A Comprehensive Guide Building The Perfect Campfire In Maine Welcome to your ultimate guide to mastering the art of campfire...
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A Culinary Adventure into the Chill Zone

Operation Frostbite A Culinary Adventure into the Chill Zone Are you ready to embark on an exhilarating culinary journey? Today,...
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Types of Campgrounds in Maine

Embracing the Great Outdoors Types of Campgrounds in Maine Welcome to our exploration of the diverse camping landscapes in Maine,...
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Unleashing The Power Of Clean

A Foodie’s Guide to Handwashing Unleashing The Power Of Clean Welcome to a culinary revelation that might just change the...
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Preparing for Your Campfire in Maine

A Comprehensive Guide Preparing for Your Campfire in Maine Welcome to an essential guide for every outdoor enthusiast looking to...
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A Guide to Food Thermometers

Choosing Your Kitchen Ally A Guide to Food Thermometers Welcome to our blog, where today's spotlight is on one of...
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Discovering Maine’s Wild Edibles

A Comprehensive Foraging Guide Discovering Maine’s Wild Edibles Welcome to the enriching world of foraging in Maine, where nature’s bounty...
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Unlocking the Power of Airtight Containers

Shielding Flavors Unlocking the Power of Airtight Containers Welcome to the dynamic world of culinary preservation, where the battle against...
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Organizing for Optimal Preservation

Fridge Freshness Frontier Organizing for Optimal Preservation Welcome to a practical guide dedicated to unlocking the full potential of your...
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The Art of Cooking Fish

Navigating the Ocean's Delights The Art of Cooking Fish Welcome, seafood lovers and culinary adventurers, to a comprehensive guide that...
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Foil Cooking in Maine

A Flavorful & Fuss-Free Adventure in the Great Outdoors Foil Cooking in Maine Maine, with its sprawling natural landscapes and...
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Unveiling the Majestic Terrain of Maine’s Appalachian Trail

Journey Through the Wild Unveiling the Majestic Terrain of Maine's Appalachian Trail Embarking on the Appalachian Trail in Maine is...
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Mastering Leftover Storage

A Land of Frost & Freshness Mastering Leftover Storage Welcome to a vital culinary exploration focused on effectively storing leftovers,...
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A Pro Camper’s Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Adventure

Mastering the Maine Wilderness A Pro Camper's Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Adventure Welcome to the great outdoors of Maine, where...
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DELICIOUS recipes to master your maine KITCHEN!

Maine Countryside Dumplings

Homestead Comforts Maine Countryside Dumplings Imagine a landscape painted with vast stretches of rolling meadows, where tall grasses sway with...
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New England Pumpkin Crisps

Maine Homestead Mornings New England Pumpkin Crisps Maine’s aura is captivating, with its thick pine forests, rugged coastline, and serene...
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Downeast Pulled Pork Rolls

A Taste of Maine Downeast Pulled Pork Rolls There's something about a hearty sandwich that brings people together, no matter...
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Woodland Roasted Poblano & Garlic Pesto

Maine Countryside Fusion Woodland Roasted Poblano & Garlic Pesto When you think of Maine, the first images that often come...
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Comeback Corn Meal Griddle Cakes

Homestead Revival Comeback Corn Meal Griddle Cakes Ah, the Comeback Corn Meal Griddle Cakes—a classic dish with a history as...
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Rustic Zesty Lemon Preserve

Brightening Your Table Rustic Zesty Lemon Preserve Welcome to the delightful world of homemade preserves with our Rustic Zesty Lemon...
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Twilight Tomato Dumplings w/ Leek Filling

Sunset Symphony Twilight Tomato Dumplings w/ Leek Filling Embark on a culinary journey as the day fades into night with...
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Wild Blueberry Balsamic Spread

Maine Homestead Memories Wild Blueberry Balsamic Spread The northern wilderness of Maine is synonymous with wild blueberries. These tiny orbs...
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Forest Harvest Avocado Sauce

Discovering the Lushness of Nature Forest Harvest Avocado Sauce Step into a culinary forest glade with our Forest Harvest Avocado...
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Spruce-Infused Linguine Surprise

Maine Woods & Homestead Delights Spruce-Infused Linguine Surprise In the heart of Maine, with its rich forests and vast landscapes,...
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Braised Beef in Lush Forest Flavors

Maine Homestead Dinner Braised Beef in Lush Forest Flavors The northeastern state of Maine, with its sprawling landscapes and centuries-old...
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Maine Wild Mushroom Arancini w/ Sage Pesto

Homestead Comfort Maine Wild Mushroom Arancini w/ Sage Pesto The rich tapestry of Maine's culinary landscape is woven not just...
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Trailblazer Infused Bloody Mary Vodka

Elevate Your Brunch Game Trailblazer Infused Bloody Mary Vodka Welcome to a world where the wildness of nature meets the...
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Maple-Infused Apple Cobblestone Cake

A Taste of Maine Orchards Maple-Infused Apple Cobblestone Cake Maine's apple orchards are akin to a sanctuary—places where the air...
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Forest Trail Beef Sliders

Maine Homestead Traditions Forest Trail Beef Sliders As the crimson sun dips below the vast horizon, casting a warm amber...
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Maine Smashed Navy Beans w/ Feta

Homestead Comforts Maine Smashed Navy Beans w/ Feta Maine, with its rugged coastline, rolling mountains, and dense forests, isn't just...
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Forest Grilled Chicken & Seaside Sauce Rice Bowls

A Fusion of Earth & Sea Forest Grilled Chicken & Seaside Sauce Rice Bowls Embark on a culinary journey that...
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Rustic Cabin Egg Fried Rice

Maine Homestead Morning Rustic Cabin Egg Fried Rice Ah, Maine mornings. There’s a gentle embrace of the cool air that...
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Clam-Infused Shell Pasta w/ Cheesy Topping

A Sea-Inspired Comfort Dish Clam-Infused Shell Pasta w/ Cheesy Topping Dive into a bowl of our Clam-Infused Shell Pasta w/...
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Homestead Bourbon BBQ Moose Meatballs

Maine Wilderness Feast Homestead Bourbon BBQ Moose Meatballs Maine’s vast and enchanting wilderness has been the stage for countless tales...
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Places to stay in the area

Hawks Nest Lodge

Experience Maine’s world class white water rafting, fishing, ATVing, and hiking during the spring, summer and fall. Enjoy spectacular Maine...
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Northeast Whitewater

Majestic Moose & Thrilling Rapids Northeast Whitewater Nestled in the heart of Maine's wilderness, Northeast Whitewater in Shirley Mills offers...
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West Forks Family Campground

Discover the Charm of Eco-Friendly Escapades West Forks Family Campground West Forks Family Campground in West Forks, Maine, offers a...
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Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort

Discovering the Wild Side of Maine Thrills & Chills Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks,...
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Riverdriver’s Campground & Lodging

From Cozy Cabins to Starlit Campfires in West Forks Riverdriver's Campground & Lodging Riverdriver's Campground & Lodging in West Forks,...
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Three Rivers Whitewater

Exploring The Forks' Ultimate Outdoor Playground Three Rivers Whitewater Since 1997, Three Rivers Whitewater has been synonymous with exhilarating rafting...
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C. Moxie Gore Outfitters

Thank you for your interest in C. Moxie Gore Outfitters. We are very excited to offer 4-season outdoor recreation and...
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Moxie Outdoor Adventures

The Dual Charm of Rushing Waters & Serene Settings Moxie Outdoor Adventures Moxie Outdoor Adventures, located in East Moxie Township,...
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Adventure Bound

Unleashing Fun, Thrilling Rapids & Family Bonds Adventure Bound Adventure Bound in Caratunk, Maine, offers an array of exhilarating and...
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Maine Lakeside Resort & Event Center

The Allure of Serene Retreats & Lakeside I Dos Maine Lakeside Resort & Event Center Maine Lakeside Resort & Event...
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Crab Apple Whitewater

Experiencing the Thrill & Ride the Rapids Crab Apple Whitewater Experience the exhilaration of Maine's whitewater rapids with Crab Apple...
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North Country Rivers

So what are you waiting for? Why not experience an unforgettable Maine adventure vacation? You’ll want to come back too...
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Northeast Rafting & Tubing

Thrills & Serenity in West Forks Northeast Rafting & Tubing Nestled in the scenic heart of West Forks, Maine, Northeast...
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Magic Falls Rafting

Discover the Thrills of Maine's Wild Waters Magic Falls Rafting Company Nestled in the heart of Maine, Magic Falls Rafting...
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Inn By The River

Unveiling the Charm of Riverside Relaxation Inn By The River Inn By The River in The Forks, Maine, is a...
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Sterling Inn

Historic Charm Meets Modern Comfort The Sterling Inn The Sterling Inn in Caratunk, Maine, established in 1816 and renovated in...
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15 Mile Stream Lodge & Outfitters

Discovering Nature's Retreat 15 Mile Stream Lodge & Outfitters Nestled in the serene backdrop of West Forks, Maine, the Fifteen...
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Kennebec Riverside Cabins

Unveiling the Rustic Charm of Riverside Retreats Kennebec Riverside Cabins The Kennebec Riverside Cabins in The Forks, Maine, offer a...
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Bullfrog Adventures

Unveiling the Joys of River Rhythms & Campground Bliss Bullfrog Adventures Bullfrog Adventures in Caratunk, Maine, stands out as the...
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West Forks Volunteer Fire Department

Our Favorite Neighbors!

West Forks Volunteer Fire Department

FIRE PROTECTION & EMERGENCY RESPONSE

The West Forks Volunteer Fire Department, an assembly of remarkably skilled firefighters and proficient medical responders, stands steadfast in their unwavering dedication to safeguarding the lives and properties of the local community. Driven by their noble mission, these valiant individuals tirelessly provide essential fire protection and emergency response services to prevent the devastating loss of life and property.

This esteemed department boasts a diverse arsenal of cutting-edge firefighting equipment and advanced technologies, allowing them to adeptly tackle an extensive array of emergencies. Their expertise extends beyond quelling ferocious flames, as they also respond with urgency to medical crises, treacherous motor vehicle accidents, life-saving rescue operations, and precarious incidents involving hazardous materials.

The steadfast team of responders at the West Forks Volunteer Fire Department exhibits fervent passion for their crucial work, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality service to the community they cherish. Round the clock, these dedicated professionals labor to ensure the safety and security of West Forks’ residents.

The department’s devotion to the community reaches far beyond their indispensable emergency response services. They actively participate in community outreach and education initiatives, generously imparting vital fire safety knowledge through comprehensive training sessions and informative presentations catered to schools, businesses, and community organizations.

Come Visit & Find Adventure

More Than Just A Vacation

THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE

Get ready for the ultimate outdoor adventure! Escape the mundane and immerse yourself in the picturesque plantation of West Forks, located in stunning Somerset County. This destination is a playground for thrill-seekers, offering a plethora of activities all year round.

West Forks is more than just a vacation spot, it’s a magical escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty at every turn, you’ll be living life the way it should be – free and untamed.

Established in 1859 for elections, West Forks officially became a plantation on March 31, 1893. Since then, it has captured the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, becoming a beloved destination for adventure seekers.

Nestled between the Dead River and the Kennebec River, just north of The Forks Plantation, West Forks is a paradise for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing enthusiasts. When winter arrives, the area transforms into a wonderland for snowmobiling and skiing, with countless trails waiting to be explored.

Are you ready to find your sense of adventure in West Forks? With stunning scenery and endless outdoor activities, it’s the perfect place for those seeking an adrenaline rush and an escape to the beauty of nature. So pack your bags and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!