Point Lookout Conference Center and Resort a Hidden Gem in Northport, Maine

Point Lookout Conference Center and Resort, MaineYou wouldn't expect to find 50,000 square feet of meeting space in the tiny town of Northport, Maine (pop. 1,503), but there it is, tucked away at the beautiful Point Lookout Conference Center and Resort, between the mid-coast villages of Belfast and Camden, about two hours northeast of Portland. 

Originally built by a bank in the mid-1990s as a private executive retreat and now open to the public, the bucolic property is nestled on 387 acres of woods on Ducktrap Mountain, with 106 luxury 1-3 bedroom cottages with kitchenettes/full kitchens, screened porches, Wi-Fi, five miles of hiking trails, cafe, 38,000 square foot fitness center, bowling alley, sports fields, and a pond.

Point Lookout Conference Center and Resort"The majority of our business is groups," said Brenna Herridge, director of group sales, particularly associations, executive boards, soccer teams, church and school groups, and family reunions. "Believe it or not, we get a lot of association business in the winter." 

Conference, banquet, and meeting space is spread among three buildings, with a day meeting capacity of up to 600:
  • Erickson Hall, a 20,000-square-foot conference center with lobby, bar, wraparound veranda, Islesboro Ballroom, and an attached 10,000-square-foot pavilion for those de rigueur Maine lobster bakes.
  • 15,000-square-foot Education Center with auditorium and 12 breakout rooms
  • The Summit, with 18,900 square feet of mountaintop executive retreat space, private dining room, lounge, great room, five breakout rooms, and spectacular views of Penobscot Bay.
For more meeting venues in Maine, go to the Cvent Destination Guide.
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