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
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
102 Chadbourne Rd - Lumberjack Lodges

Harmony, Somerset County, Maine

Are you looking for the perfect hideaway? Look no further! It is like you are on vacation every day right in Harmony Maine. Three log cabins, a large main house, horse stable, fitness facility even a restaurant with salon on site. This 25.7 +/- property also offers open fields, wide walking, biking trails or leisure riding trails, private pond, and direct access to the ATV and Snowmobile trails. Enormous potential as a residential compound or even an equestrian facility in a year-round recreational area. So many possibilities!

Heather Blodgett , Allied Realty

25.70 ACRES
6574 SQ FT
Amazing Hilltop Farmhouse! The complete Farm Package on 28 pastoral acres!

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine

Complete farm package! Hilltop Farmhouse on 28 Pastoral Acres. Home has much to offer:custom Cherry Cabinets with granite countertops, 1st Floor Master w/large walk-in closet, Boderus boiler, radiant heat, wrap around farm porch, attached barn w/summer kitchen, wood storage, carriage shed, large workshop, detached 30x40 barn, Horse/Cattle barn with 6- 12x12 box stalls, 7-draft size standing stalls, tack & grain rooms, cattle stanchions, poultry area, fruit trees, 15 k PTO generator, and much more! Access to snowmobile trails on property! Would provide a beautiful wedding venue! With beautiful views and lakes nearby!

Donna Guiggey , Fox Real Estate In Partnership with Bean Group

28.00 ACRES
2621 SQ FT
Breathtaking custom designed log home and barn on 10 acres

Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine

This unique 10 acre property is perfect for the horse lover or hobby farmer. Enjoy your own private paradise while you sit back and watch the deer from your oversized farmer's porch. The property is beautifully landscaped with stone walkways and rock walls. No expense was spared in the construction of this amazing home, from the hand made custom exterior doors to the two story exposed stone chimney. The children or grandchildren will love the 12X12 matching tree house. This home is a definite must see!

kathy belisle

10.00 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
Gorgeous property on 38.6 acres with updated home. barn, pond and trout brook

Newburgh, Penobscot County, Maine

Historic farmhouse on picturesque 38 acre property with fields, pastures, pond, trout stream and woods. Well maintained 4-5 bedroom home, 3.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, pellet stove, wood and oil furnaces, and potential for solar. Some original antique details mixed with a 1980 addition/remodel gives the best of old and new. Cooks eat-in kitchen with walk in pantry, plus formal dining and living rooms. Den and office in addition to 4 bedrooms. Abundance of storage with built-ins in every room. 38 plus acres with both open pasture and wooded land, 4-stall horse barn, outdoor riding arena, large farm pond, abundance of perennials, apple trees, blueberries all established. Even has a bunk house and 3/4 bath in barn! Thurlow Brook borders property. Access to endless trails directly from your own yard for riding, x-country, snowmobiles, ATV's. Hampden school district, easy access to I-95 or head south on 202. Really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated! 1 year Home Warranty!

Linda Gardiner , Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group

38.60 ACRES
3153 SQ FT
New Price! Scarborough Maine Property with Indoor and Outdoor Riding Arenas!

Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine

This beautiful Equestrian Property is set on 10 Acres and includes a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, 1 detached 2 car garage, 1 attached 2 car garage, a horse barn (36'x36') with multiple stalls, heated tack room and wash room, an Indoor Riding Arena (60' x 120'), Outdoor Arena and multiple turnout paddocks with tape fencing. The home is designed with every detail considered! The kitchen is a cook's dream! The basement is finished with a family room, storage or workout room and even a dog washing station! Beautiful landscaping, deck and patio w/outdoor firepit complete the Utopian setting! Spectacular! Don't miss out!

Cathy Manchester , Keller Williams Realty, Manchester Team

10.13 ACRES
2795 SQ FT
Midcoast Maine Getaway 42+ Acre Clover Leaf Farm

Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine

Attention Horse Peeps- Clover Leaf Farm has it all! This gorgeous 42+ acre farm has 25 acres of sprawling pastures providing plenty of room for trailer parking and horse shows, indoor riding arena, room for hay storage, 8 stalls (2 foaling), heated tack room, additional Hill View Mini Barn with 3 stalls and tack room, goat and chicken house, storage shed, round pen, riding trails, a pool, camper hook up and a place for you too! The house has office with arena observation window, and functional layout with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tasteful updates, efficient radiant heat, tile, laminate, open concept and sweet sun room to relax in while you watch the horses graze. Clover Leaf has served as a very Happy Place for 4H programs, lesson riders, trail enthusiasts, haunted hay rides, and has been home to critters of all shapes and sizes. Schedule your showing today and come say hello to the horses, goat, pot bellied pigs and chicken friends. This one won't last long!

Jennifer Cammack , Next Home Experience

42.74 ACRES
2268 SQ FT
91 + / - acre gentleman's farm with 4BR / 1.5 BA cape - style farm house with 2 barns!

China, Kennebec County, Maine

Perfect for a gentlemen's farm and all the privacy you could want! A Cape home with all modern conveniences yet enjoy 91+/- acres with 2 barns. Ideal for crops, animals, hunting and living off your own land. Home includes 4 BR/1.5 BA and plenty of room for expansion. Home is move in ready. Have your own farm on all this acreage which includes 25 +/- acres of fields just waiting for your animals and or crops. This unique property doesn't come along every day. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy. Plenty of harvest-able timber. Never pay for fire wood again. Cut wood from your own land.

Deb Morin , Maine Source Realty

91.00 ACRES
1404 SQ FT
A Maine Ponderosa w/ 73 Acres of Fields & Woods located minutes from the Coast

Pittston, Kennebec County, Maine

A true Ponderosa. Exceptional home has over 3200 feet of living space & a master bedroom suite second to none. Hardwood floors, hickory & ash kitchen w/ quartz counters, bright & sunny living room & den. Porch, hot tub & sun deck compliment the in-ground pool and overlooks 73 acres of woods & fields. Miles of trails - for walking, ATV, snowshoeing or just enjoying nature. Two spring fed farm ponds for floating and ice skating and fields ready for gardening, crops, horses, K-9 training & more. Small barn with stalls, tack room and hay storage plus a 50x60 barn ready for multiple uses. The house is situated way off the road with beautiful sunsets and views. Travel time to Augusta is 20 min, Route 1 and the coast is 15 min and Portland is 50 minutes. Exceptional home & property in many ways. Sprawling 3200 sq ft Cape style overlooking vast fields & woods. Two stocked farm ponds, 2-3 miles of ATV trials through the woods, 40+/- acres of fields perfect for horses or farming, barn w/ stalls & tack room, riding ring, plus 50x60’ equipment barn. Interior has wonderful flow, hardwood floors, hickory & ash kitchen w/ quartz counters, bright & sunny living room, den, 3+ bedrooms including a master suite second to none. Open porch, enclosed porch, sundeck, and swimming pool compliment the home.

Les Priest , Better Homes & Gardens / The Masiello Group

73.00 ACRES
3196 SQ FT
Nowhere Like This

Monroe, Waldo County, Maine

Nowhere like this! Totally private Country Estate takes you back to a simpler, quieter time. As you head up the 600’ driveway feel the pressure of life drift away! Enjoy serenity in a tastefully restored 1850 farmhouse. Original woodwork & cabinets, 37’ screened porch to watch trout jump in the spring-fed pond, 10’x20’ deck, 42’ attached garage, 65’ post-n-beam barn, a lot of storage. Secluded 192 acres to explore, swing a club on your own fairway or enjoy your other favorite activities. Thriving abundant Maine wildlife. 21 acres of fields & 171 acres of forests, pastures, natural springs, valuable lumber. Generac 5500W generator and Sears 42” riding lawnmower convey. As the third owner, you would inherit a piece of early American history and heritage: Moses Goodwin made the original land purchase in 1820, just before Maine became a state. After 154 years in the Goodwin family, in 1974 the current Owners bought the property from Jeanette Goodwin, wife of… (Ask Agent for "the rest of the Story")

Stephen Clifford , NextHome Experience

192.00 ACRES
2275 SQ FT

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