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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
 
 
$799,000
Horse Property for sale.
Pastoral Wells property with potential for Horse Lovers

Wells, York County, Maine


Bring your imagination to this extraordinary property consisting of 2 quaint, vintage cottages - one year-round, the other seasonal - overlooking more than 30 acres of lush, rolling natural landscape along the banks of the Merriland River. A gorgeous and diverse expanse of countryside featuring apple orchards, striking foliage and open pastoral spaces ideal for grazing – Horse lovers take note!! The main cottage retains many of its original features from its 1910 origin and offers 2 bedrooms, a full bath and full walkout basement/garage. The seasonal cottage offers a rustic, log-cabin design with 2 bedrooms, a full bath, wood-burning fireplace and screened porch. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to create your own private getaway estate in one of southern Maine's most scenic and attractive settings.

Abigail Douris , RE/MAX Realty One

30.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,770,000
Horse Property for sale.
Modern Farmhouse with Rodeo Venue!

Levant, Penobscot County, Maine


Equestrian living at its finest on 67.99 Acres! Currently nominated for 2020 PRCA Year-End Award for Best Small Rodeo, this unique homestead includes a beautifully remodeled 3-4 bedroom New England farmhouse with a dreamy eat-in kitchen, an impressive list of updates and impeccable maintenance, and a full home office ready for all your business ventures! This stunning 158' x 258' arena with Priefert P.P. Panels, 1000' of Ponderosa Fencing and stadium lighting, includes brand new bleacher seating for 1,600 roaring fans! Built in 2020, this announcer's booth has it ALL with a PA system, Pavilion with VIP seating, and a 30' tall tower with 6 large horns! Concessions building houses the FarmTech Electronic Timer and everything one could need for keeping up with a hungry crowd. A four bay garage, charming barn with 5 stalls and tack room, 60' x 80' commercial garage with workshop and office space (which could be converted to an indoor arena!), 5 run in sheds for horses, and two round pens each approximately 70' & 107' diameter. Located 18 minutes from Bangor International Airport but tucked away into Maine's countryside, this property provides potential for further development, additional venue space, and so much more.

Michelle Weatherbee , ERA Dawson Bradford Co., REALTORS

67.99 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3966 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Horse Property for sale.
INISH BEG FARM, 20 ACRE ESTABLISHED EQUESTRIAN CENTER 30 MINUTES FROM PORTLAND

Standish, Cumberland County, Maine


Twenty stall horse boarding farm on 20 acres just 30 minutes outside of Portland, Maine.

Marika Alexis Clark/ Maine's Premier Equestrian Property Realtor , Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

20.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Horse Property for sale.
Inish Beg Farm, 20 acre established equestrian center 30 minutes from Portland

Standish, Cumberland County, Maine


Twenty stall horse boarding farm on 20 acres just 30 minutes outside of Portland, Maine.

Heather Shields , Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

20.14 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3755 SQ FT
 
$290,000
Horse Property for sale.
Move in ready home on 15 acres

Salem Township, Franklin County, Maine


Move in ready home situated on 15 acres and a dead end road , this beautifully renovated home still has the charm of exposed beams, tin ceilings, and beautiful hardwood floors. Large bedrooms each with ample closet/storage space. The second floor ''bonus room'' with exterior access could be a fifth bedroom or potential rental space for extra income. Large attached barn has 4 stalls, room for tack or storage area, and a loft. Conveniently located about 26 miles from Sugarloaf Mtn., and about 30 miles from Saddleback. Only 1/2 mile from Mt Abram High School. Direct access to snowmobile and ATV trails. MOTIVATED SELLERS!! A must see!!

Shannon Rolbiecki , CSM Real Estate

15.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3200 SQ FT
 
$379,000
Horse Property for sale.
Quintessential 1890's farmhouse on 44 acres with gorgeous views!

New Portland, Somerset County, Maine


Quintessential 1890's farmhouse with many updates, situated on 44 open and wooded acres just 10 minutes from Kingfield, 30 minutes to Farmington, Sugarloaf or Skowhegan. Attached 36'x46' hand hewn post and beam barn with poured concrete floor allows additional parking space with direct entry into the home. Detached, heated 2 car garage with additional storage and 2 horse stall area. Need more storage for your toys? There is also a 24'x32'' quonset hut with attached garden shed and chicken coop. Walk the trails that wind through the property and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets. Access to snowmobile trails

Shannon Rolbiecki , CSM Real Estate

44.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1850 SQ FT
 
$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

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Horse Property for sale.
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
Horse Property for sale.
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

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