About Maine


imgMaine is the most sparsely populated US state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State; nearly 90% of its land is forested. In the forested areas of the interior lie much uninhabited land, some of which does not have formal political organization into local units, a rarity in New England. The Northwest Aroostook, Maine Unorganized territory in the northern part of the state, for example, has an area of 2,668 square miles (6,910 km2) and a population of 27, or one person for every 100 square miles (260 km2).

Maine has almost 230 miles (400 km) miles of coastline (and 3,500 miles (5,600 km) of tidal coastline) and over 30 state parks.

Bill Caldwell, one of Maine's favorite journalists, once wrote "The weather out there changes every day. And every day I enjoy it more. If you like weather, you love Maine. In one day Maine can get up to five kinds of weather. In one year, we get 10 seasons."

So although the weather may be changeable, it's never boring. While winters are long, there are many days that are cloud-free and brilliant. Also good news is that the climate along the coastal region, which extends inland for about 20 miles, is moderated by the Atlantic ocean which makes for milder winters and cooler summers. 


Maine has the traditional form of New England government - home rule - said to be the only existing type of "pure" democracy. This means that state government has relatively little power, and that the town and cities make all their major decisions by citizen vote through the vehicle of annual town meetings, usually held in March. In many of Maine's 450 smaller towns and plantations, this is one of the major social events of the year, usually with refreshments and, more often than not, a potluck dinner or supper.

There are only a couple of dozen larger cities that are ruled by city councils, although more towns are beginning to elect some officials and hiring professionals to manage their day-to-day business.

Maine's  Agriculture outputs include poultry, eggs, dairy products, cattle, apples, maple syrup, potatoes and wild blueberries. In fact the state produces 25% of all blueberries in North America, making it the largest Blueberry producer in the world! Fishing once a mainstay of the state's economy, maintains a presence, particularly lobstering and groundfishing. Western Maine aquifers and springs are a major source of bottled water.

Maine's industrial outputs consist chiefly of paper, lumber and wood products, electronic equipment, leather products, food products, textiles, and bio-technology. Naval shipbuilding and construction remain also in Maine, and serves as a large support base for the U.S. Navy.

img Horse Population: Over 17,000 horses
img Population: 1,321,505
img Land area: 30,862 sq. miles
img Capital: Augusta
img Counties: 16
img Highest Point: Katahdin Mountain; 5,268 feet
img Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean
img Geographic Center : In Piscataquis Co., 18 mi. N of Dover-Foxcroft
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Portland: 63,889
  • Lewiston: 36,050
  • Bangor: 31,074
  • South Portland: 23,742
  • Auburn: 23,602
  • Biddeford: 22,072
  • Augusta: 18,626
  • Saco: 18,230
  • Westbrook: 16,108
  • Waterville: 15,621
Large Horse Barn w / 100X200 Riding Arena, 13+acres of Pasture & 2500+sq ft Home

West Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine

Open and spacious 4 bed, 3 bath Colonial with an attached 2 car garage. Set well off the beaten path but still minutes to all of Bath/Brunswick amenities. Wood floors throughout the large front to back family room and dining room; along with a gas fireplace and large eat in kitchen; Granite counter tops, Matching SS appliances; 2nd floor Laundry; Front to back master suite with soaker tub; Expansive radiant heated walk out basement; Private back deck; Large horse barn with a 100 X 200 riding area filled with expensive soil that provides excellent footing for riding; Plenty of pasture and room for play! Additional acreage is also available for purchase.

Barbara Hydock , All Points Realty, LLC

13.40 ACRES
2576 SQ FT
Beautiful Spot for Your Horses

Kennebunk, York County, Maine

Stunning home on 7 acres has pretty views, additions and desirable updates. 1st floor has lots of light and open floor plan. 2 wood burning fireplaces and a wood pellet stove, a full bathroom, mudroom entry from the garage and a deck between the sunroom and family room make for wonderful first floor living. There is a 2nd floor master bedroom with soaking jetted tub and separate shower. Two more bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room complete the 2nd floor. 3rd floor has a half bath and study area. The garage has a large bonus room and bath above. The 4-stall barn has straight out access to a fenced pasture for horses or other farm animals.

Judy Andrews , AndrewsMilligan real estate company

7.09 ACRES
5752 SQ FT
One of a kind home built for a horse lover!

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine

Custom designed contemporary Ranch style home nestled on 18.7+/- acres offers 4,196+/- s/f of impressive living space. The great room on entry provides an introduction of the quality and style throughout. The stunning open central floor plan creates striking yet intimate areas to gather, while the thoughtfully designed floor plan takes into consideration the desire for private quiet spaces. Vaulted ceilings and Anderson windows (including specialty and stained glass) create an abundance of natural light. Sophisticated style with a warm country feel flows throughout the interior of the home. A front to back living room provides fantastic space for any sized furniture or layout desired. The rear of the room nestles around a three sided gas fireplace and exits to an impressive heated in-ground pool surrounded by spacious patio decking, pool house and attractive protective fencing. The kitchen has the finest of amenities including generous granite countertop, Pecan cabinets, quality appliances, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar and café nook. Adjacent to the kitchen is the formal yet inviting dining room, fantastic for entertaining or hosting. The home offers 3 to 4 bedrooms (currently used as 3 bedroom + office) with 2.5 bath, including a stunning Master suite with a Marble oversized shower w/ multiple shower heads & body jets, separate jetted tub, extended double vanity and dual walk-in closets. Hardwood flooring runs throughout the bedrooms and the second level loft media room, while freshly installed tile greets visitors at each entrance. A generous family room (approximately 600+ SF) presents many opportunities of use. Currently utilized as remote working space, the room’s proximity to the driveway entrance creates potential for in home business with client access private from family living space. This property was designed with a horse lover in mind! The three stall horse barn with additional tack room is equipped with both water and electricity, direct release access to acres of fenced pasture for grazing, established riding trails, a pond and a beautiful riding arena with established base, split fencing, adequate turning radius and full lighting. If you’re more into horsepower versus actual horses, the abundance of open field space and trails make for amazing ATV and snowmobile riding. Additionally, the property is located within easy access of the Belgrade Lakes region and expansive Maine Interconnected Trail System (ITS). The over-sized detached garage offers three bays (one open and one with a pass-through rear overhead door) and enough space for up to 6 vehicles. The building has its own heating system, separate electrical panel and a fully finished second level for an additional office or “man cave”. The paved circular drive widens to allow additional room for additional parking, camper storage or snow placement. The exterior of the property has been well maintained with new roof on both house and garage in 2017. Landscaping includes well established lawns, a variety of mature flowering trees, spacious flower gardens, heated front walkway, motion sensor and projection lighting. Truly a place you would love to call home.

Jennifer Day , Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors

18.00 ACRES
4196 SQ FT
Antique Farmhouse on 27.8 beautiful acres

Pownal, Cumberland County, Maine

Farmhouse with all of the extras! Fabulously renovated and updated antique home on nearly 28 beautiful acres. Attached post and beam barn, fruit trees, blueberry bushes. Additional detached barn and cleared land for your farming, horses, goats and chickens. Home has many intact period features combined with a high level of tasteful finishes.

Karen Tufts , Coldwell Banker Team Real Estate

27.80 ACRES
2928 SQ FT
Centrail Maine Equestrian Facility

Wilton, Franklin County, Maine

Located in Wilton, ME and just a short commute to Farmington College, Ridgewood Farm is situated on 24 acres of beautiful country acres with 5 lush paddocks along with extra fields for summer pasture or use to hay. This beautiful farm offers 18 stalls each with auto waters & fans. There are 3 tack rooms, a heated bathroom area, office, wash stall with hot water, 4 hydrants through out the barns and a large viewing room. Above the barn is a large apartment for your trainer or farm help with plenty of room for expansion. The barn is attached to the sun filled 60x120 indoor arena with rubber footing. Summer months ride in the 100 x 200 outdoor ring with wood fencing. Beautiful landscaping surrounds this farm along with short trails around the property thru the Maine woods. Additional trail riding can be found across the street or trailer a short distance to the Rail Trail where you can ride for hours! This is a highly sought after boarding facility active with summer camp, Dressage shows & much more! Call Laurie Champagne 207-838-0037 FMI

Laurie Champagne , Maine's Equine Home Specialist The Bean Group

24.38 ACRES
2864 SQ FT
Solid Farmhouse on 50+ acres. Open fields and woods in a beautiful setting.

Sumner, Oxford County, Maine

Beautiful rural setting for this 1850's home. Set back off the road with mountain views to die for especially in the fall. Panoramic fall foliage surrounds the property. Open fields and woods surround the farmhouse. The area boasts places to hike, fish, kayak, canoe and many other outdoor sports within a short distance. Several Lakes and ponds for swimming. Downhill skiing is within an hours ride. Additional 80+/- acres available.

Gloria Hewey , Better Homes & Gardens The Masiello Group

50.00 ACRES
2147 SQ FT
Horse farm on the Carrabassett River

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine

Spacious cape style home with attached garage and full basement in excellent condition and over 500 ft of river frontage. All fields and most of it fenced in. Abutter also has fields and horse barns. The home has a fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and you can see the largest barn from the den.

Janet Peruffo , CSM REAL ESTATE

12.70 ACRES
2723 SQ FT
Impeccably Maintained Equestrian Estate with Carriage Barn & Large Riding Arena

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine

Impeccably maintained country estate in the heart of Kingfield. 17+ acres of fields/pastures with extensive river frontage (1750′) along Carrabassett with views to the surrounding mountains. Recently remodeled Cape featuring open kitchen with high-end appliances, wonderful great room, all new first floor master suite, and geo-thermal heat/cooling. Two car attached garage, large barn with horse stalls, workshop and guest apartment. Additional 4 bay equipment garage/carriage barn & enclosed riding arena. Minutes to Sugarloaf Ski Resort.

Peter Hawkes , RE/MAX Shoreline

17.00 ACRES
3492 SQ FT
Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Own This Amazing Farm

Belfast, Waldo County, Maine

Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Own This Amazing Farm That Has Been In The Same Family For Almost 100 Years! Many Updates Have Already Been Completed In This Charming Farmhouse...Metal Roof, Vinyl Siding, Newer Windows...Classic Farmhouse Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Beautiful Woodwork & Doors...And Don't Forget, One Of The Nicest Barns In Waldo County...52X80 2 Story Heated & Insulated Barn, Complete With Electric & Water, Plenty Of Storage Space, Metal Roof...Hay Fields, Pastures... And More...Yet Just A Few Miles To Down Town Belfast....Must See To Appreciate All This Property Has To Offer!

Sandy KNOWLTON , Camden Hills Realty

13.00 ACRES
1400 SQ FT
Coastal Maine home on 168 Ac, plus off grid cabin in the woods, pastures, trails

Monroe, Waldo County, Maine

Only 15 minutes to Penobscot Bay in Belfast, with 168 Acres of mixed fields and woods, this amazing property awaits you! Featuring a lovely home with 2300 sq. ft. including 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, living room with wood stove insert in fireplace; kitchen, dining, den 1st floor bedroom and laundry. Wrap around huge deck for entertaining. Watch the wildlife from your deck. Detached garage and workshop on a picturesque setting surrounded by fields, stone walls and a small apple orchard. Maintained riding trails through the woods and over the mountain, go on for miles. Entire 168 acres surrounded with stone walls. If you've been searching for the perfect location to build your farm, do not delay. In addition to the main house, nestled in the woods, is a charming cabin which features off grid power and heat, drilled well, solar panels and farm pond. Relax and enjoy the peaceful tranquility at your place in the woods. Acres and acres of pristine fields, hayed every year. Frontage on both the Dickey Hill Road and the Carver Road. First time available for sale. Do not pass this opportunity up.

Fran Riley , United Realty

168.00 ACRES
2242 SQ FT

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