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About Maine

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. 

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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
 
 
$499,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse friendly Circa 1850 Farmhouse with barn, 5 beautiful acres rolling pasture

Oakland, Kennebec County, Maine


Horse friendly circa 1850 two story antique farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, 2 full & 2 half baths. Beautifully updated over-sized gourmet eat in country kitchen with wood cookstove, slate sink and counters. Deck with screened-in porch that overlooks pasture towards lake. Formal living & dining rooms with custom built-ins and a woodstove, large open beam family room with brick fireplace/woodstove. 1st floor bedroom, full bath and ½ bath. Upstairs spacious master suite with walk in closet and master bath suite jet tub, steam room/shower unit, 4 large custom built clothes closets (1 cedar lined) & draw units, 2 additional bedrooms with closets. ALL woodwork high quality custom made throughout the home including newly installed closet & cabinet raised panel doors & drawers. 5 stall barn with plenty of storage including tack and grain room, inline heated water line, two story shed attached to barn, rolling acres of well maintained pasture with level riding area, over sized 3 bay garage, footpath thru conservation land to the lake. Several perennial gardens and mature shade trees surrounding house and barn. 2 miles to I-95 Waterville, close to Augusta and one hour drive to Maine coast and mountains. (Taxes To be determined, lakefront parcel of land recently divided and sold)

David Coughlin , Brookewood Realty

5.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3500 SQ FT
 
$575,000

PENDING

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Horse Property with Deeded Lake Rights

Lyman, York County, Maine


Have you been dreaming of owning a multi-generational compound, homestead, mini resort or farm to escape life? This almost 14-acre property has deeded lake access on Bunganut Pond and plenty of room for expansion. With 2 buildable house lots, a horse barn and massive 40 x 60 heated shop/barn/garage, this is just what you’ve been waiting for. The four-bedroom custom cape sits on a private, dead end road with no neighbors in sight. A short walk away, enjoy the lake and bring your boat to the deeded shared beach with 200’ of frontage and dock on the most beautiful crystal clear, clean waters of Bunganut Pond. Enjoy the private trails on this property to ride your horses, walk your dog, mountain bike, dirt bike or hike, plus easy access to many ATV and snowmobile trails/clubs with access to the ITS89 trail system. The 40’ x 60’ shop/barn has radiant floor heating, three huge bay doors and extra storage above for whatever you have planned. Could also be turned into a second barn. The 36’ x 36’ horse barn has 3-4 stalls with dry paddocks, grain room, tack room, pasture and a huge loft making it perfect for horses or other animals or convert it to an in-law or accessory dwelling. Plenty of room to build an indoor or outdoor ring. Custom built tree house, new chicken coop, custom sand box, fire pit and in ground trampoline are fun amenities for all ages to enjoy. Great schools, 45 minutes to the mountains and skiing, 40 minutes to Portland, 50 minutes to Portsmouth. 1.5 hours to Boston, what more could you ask for? For the equestrians, enjoy the very rare opportunity to swim with your horses in the lake. What more could you dream of at this rare and special property.

Katie O'Regan , Keller Williams Coastal Realty

14.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2422 SQ FT
 
$4,300,000
Horse Property for sale.
Estate on 820 acres surrounding 88 glacial pond with 5400 sq ft log home.

Franklin, Hancock County, Maine


Get ready to immerse yourself in the GREAT Outdoors. Located just 20 minutes from Ellsworth, where you’ll find all the conveniences of life, your Kingdom awaits. This ±820-acre property is nestled in ±23,000 acres of conservation land. The undevelopable property surrounds you, while you have ±820 acres of privacy to command dreams of your own. Fox Pond Estate features a magnificent Douglas Fir Log Cabin timber frame house over 5,400 square feet. Two homes, guest house, security, shooting range, six miles of groomed trails, offering excellent hiking, hunting, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing on your property is a shortlist of amenities. The main house is situated on a peninsula of an ±88-acre glacial pond that offers you an abundance of water life activity, including loons and the rare native brook trout. The outdoors is genuinely GREAT at Fox Pond Estate, where you’ll want to take it all in whether with a camera, a bow, a fishing pole, or a kayak. The landscaped property around the main house includes boulder lined drives with beautiful natural rock and plantings appropriate to the landscape, simply breathtaking. This is just the beginning! Property Attributes: Less than 40 minutes to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Trenton Airport, Twenty minutes to Ellsworth, with unique shops, restaurants, hospital and a full service community, Less than 45 minutes to Bangor International airport, concerts by the river, Cross Center and Hollywood Slots Casino, ATV 7 miles to the west branch of the Narraguagus River for excellent salmon & trout fishing.

John Colannino , American Forest Management

820.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5400 SQ FT
 
$2,275,000
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Sleepy Hollow Farm

Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine


Sleepy Hollow Farm is a private and exceptionally beautiful farm covering 530± acres located in Jefferson, approximately a 35-minute drive from Camden. The farm currently functions as a family farm and a fully developed hunting retreat; and the property is a recreational paradise with miles of cross-country ski trails and a variety of wildlife. Surrounded by rolling hills, the farm features open meadows, stone walls, woods, ponds, gardens and residential and farm buildings in very good condition. The land has been lovingly maintained and the farm setting offers the opportunity for a number of pursuits including year-round outdoor activities, hunting, an equestrian facility or full-scale farming. The farm’s buildings are top quality and the historic main house was completely renovated and expanded with interesting architectural features and myriad details that create a unique and charming home. Presiding over a beautiful 2.5± acre pond, the light-filled residence is oriented to capture lovely western views of the pond and the surrounding fields and woods. The farm has several practical and attractive outbuildings and there is also a substantial array of solar panels feeding electric back into the main C.M.P grid. • Main house in excellent condition with comfortable living spaces, five bedrooms and a sixth seasonal sleeping room • Two-story, heated post-and-beam barn with an office, stables and a workshop • Detached two-car garage with storage above • Two to three-bedroom caretaker’s cottage • A charming, historic (1850s) three-bedroom guest house • Vintage camp that is currently used for storage • Two chicken houses (summer and winter) • Several pole barns house equipment • Located 25 minutes from the I-95 corridor and 3 hours from Boston by car

Joseph Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

528.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5700 SQ FT
 
$615,000
Horse Property for sale.
PRICE REDUCED Amazing 2011 custom built home & 5 stall horse barn on 99 acres.

Bradford, Penobscot County, Maine


Amazing property featuring 2011 custom built home and 5 stall horse barn built in 2016 all on 99 acres of fields and woods with spectacular sunsets and sunrises over the lush vast fields. Opportunity to be self-sufficient. There are approximately 25 acres of fields, pasture and lawn that have not been chemically treated before 2006. Dozens of heirloom apple trees scattered about provide bountiful crop of apples and amazing blooms of flowers. Fenced in yard and pasture for convenience and underground power eliminating unsightly & unsafe wires. Delicious well water with seemingly endless supply for the house and barn. When you enter the home from the garage you are greeted by a large entry way with coat closet and back oak staircase to the second-floor bonus room. Huge eat-in kitchen with large center island, 6-burner gas stove with vent, 9’x8’ pantry, separate area with large sink, built-in double wall oven, plenty of soft close cabinets, quartz counter tops, tile floors and bump out 13’x10’ dining room. The study/den room has tiger wood floors as does the great/living room which has a quadra-fire wood stove surrounded by slate floor and access to a 22’x10’ porch. All the windows are Andersen 400 and nearly floor to ceiling. Home has radiant floor heating, great natural light and easy flow from room to room. Spacious interior with 36” extra wide doors and hallways for accessibility opportunities. There is a full bath and laundry room on the first floor. There are two doors to the oversized 3+ car insulated garage founded on insulated frost walls with sloped floor & 10’ ceilings. There are no beams in the garage, hot & cold water and cold start ballasts lights. There is an additional garage door on the side and a walk thru door on the back side. The second floor has a large master bedroom with master bath with double sinks and soaking tub. The remaining two bedrooms share a full bath with separate entrance. The 39’x 25’ bonus room above the garage is 80% finished that could have several uses. Huge daylight basement with walkout over-sized door is dry and has a large capacity woodstove. Storage galore. The 32’x40’ horse barn has insulated exterior wall, dedicated drilled well with 1/2 hp pump for year-round water, tack room 4’ wide stairs, 5’ concrete frost walls, 100% concrete floor foundation, fitted ¾” mats in stalls & alley way, extra wide alley way for 2 horses to pass, 5th stall has exit door to outside, 12/12 roof pitch for extra hay storage and metal roof. The barn is fully powered. The wooded portion of the land has not been harvested for over 20 years. Mixed wood forest of large hardwoods and softwood. There is plenty of opportunity to hike, x-c ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, hunting, target shooting etc., all on the property. ATV trail runs along Middle road accessing several miles of trails.

John Colannino , American Forest Management

99.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3658 SQ FT
 
$229,000
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30 acre farm with

Palermo, Waldo County, Maine


Charming older farm house in from the main rd 4/10 of a mile for lots of privacy. 30+/- acres with 10 acres of pasture/fields that would be great for horses. 20 +/- acres of woods make for great riding trails. Small farm pond.

Bill Wentworth , Realty of Maine

30.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1692 SQ FT
 
$415,000
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Miles and miles of trails and elegantly restored antique barn!

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine


Nestled above the Crooked River, in the lake region of the Western foothills of Maine, stands this historic and stately home. This 1819 English barn once stood in nearby Minot and in 2000 was taken down and painstakingly rebuilt. With exquisite attention to detail, this beautiful antique barn has been transformed into an amazing 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. Featuring a massive 22 foot granite fireplace, original hand-hewn beams and soaring cathedral ceilings, this home is an elegant and unique space of open concept design, perfect for both living and entertaining. For horse lovers, this farm offers endless riding opportunities! The 2-4 stall post and beam horse stable has a separate tack/grain room, plenty of loft storage and a flexible run-in option. The pastures are already fenced and waiting for your horses. The miles of dirt roads and trails are available for days of exploration. Also included is a separate 36x60 post and beam equipment barn/workshop with water, septic and 220 amp power service. Two long-range antennas have been installed to allow for your choice of cellular broadband (LTE) internet service. This technology and configuration allows for working from home, streaming media, phone calls, and all the other conveniences high-speed internet provides. This property has something for everyone, lakes, rivers, mountains and the city! It's within 5 miles of both Long Lake and Crystal Lake and it's a quick drive to Lake Sebago. It's less than an hour to the world-class Sunday River Ski Area and next door to Shawnee Peak. It's also less than an hour to Portland and the Portland JetPort. PLEASE SEE THE MATTERPORT 3D TOUR! YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS UNIQUE HOME TO BELIEVE IT!!

Katie Folsom , Better Homes & Gardens, The Masiello Group

8.17 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2250 SQ FT
 
$215,000

SOLD

Horse Property for sale.
Micro equine property with newly remodeled and enlarged home. Near ocean.

Lubec, Washington County, Maine


Newly renovated and enlarged country home. Front porch and back deck. Large back open area for horses with approximately 5 acres of woods to clear to enlarge area. Onsite two story garage can be used as a barn. Sits back from road for safety.

Sheila Huckins , United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine

6.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT
 
$229,900
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Horse Farm w / 70' barn and 12.79 acres of pastures.

Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine


2004 Double Wide home with 70' barn with 9 box stalls and 6 tie stalls, tack room, storage for hay above. Riding arena, round pen. 12.79 acres of fields fenced in. 3 run in sheds. Chicken coop.

Claudene Northrup , Orff Realty

12.79 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1848 SQ FT
 
$325,000
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Horse Lover's Dream!

Shapleigh, York County, Maine


Live the Good Life! Situated on 10 lovely acres of pasture and woods with trails for year-round activities. Fish, swim, and ice skate on your own private pond. Cozy, yet spacious homestead. First floor has open concept for the kitchen / living area and a separate laundry and family room. Two bedrooms upstairs with expansion possibilities over the barn. Gather around the warm wood stove on chilly days. Three paddocks in the barn and three attached to the house for your favorite horses or other animals. Property comes with a buyer's home warranty. 

Laura Byther , eXp Realty

10.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1600 SQ FT

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