When you search for vacation rentals in Northport, Maine, you may be pleasantly surprised at the sheer volume of available options. That's because this peaceful coastal town—perched on the craggy rocks overlooking Penobscot Bay—isn't widely known to anyone who isn't intimately familiar with the region. However, once you arrive, you'll understand why there are so many Northport, Maine vacation rentals—and will probably be eager to line one up for your next visit as well. Here's a list of area attractions to keep you busy while you're here.
Located in the funky roadside building that once housed the notorious Tex-Mex eatery Dos Amigos, The Hoot has brought a slice of farm-to-table dining to the stretch of land between Lincolnville Beach and Belfast. Meat and produce are sourced from Breludin, the nearby 500-acre family farm owned by the current proprietors. Relax on the patio and enjoy a cocktail infused with fresh local herbs on Friday or Saturday nights, or stop in for a hearty weekend brunch. Open seasonally.
If crystal balls and séances are your things, you won't want to miss a visit to Temple Heights. This self-described "witches coven" is home to the Temple Heights Spiritual Camp, where private readings and message circles are held weekly. The campus has been active since 1881 and draws a broad following on account of its idyllic seaside location.
Just a few miles down the road, you'll find a beachcomber's paradise in Ducktrap, pebbly cousin to nearby Lincolnville Beach (which also tends to be far more crowded). Spend the afternoon exploring the tidal pools, keeping your eyes peeled for sand dollars and beach glass. Take a bracing swim across the narrow river, and enjoy a picnic on the rocks.
Copper Pine Café at Point Lookout
Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center is a popular gathering place for weddings and other celebrations. Once you've made the drive up the winding, tree-lined road to the Copper Pine Café, you'll understand why. The pavilion is serene and inviting, and usually filled with the enticing smells of freshly baked bread. They're only open for breakfast and lunch (brunch on weekends and select holidays), but it's worth a trip for the stunning views alone.
In addition to the above, you can easily make Northport your base for exploring the rest of the mid-coast region. Belfast is just a short drive to the north, while Camden lies 20 minutes or so to the south. Either way, you're bound to enjoy your visit to the quiet haven of Northport.