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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
Horse Property for sale.
Horse farm on close to 17 pastoral acres, minutes away from Brunswick center.

Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine

Your perfect home: sited on almost 17 level acres of fields, minutes from Brunswick Center and five minutes from Bowdoin College, three levels of living space in an immaculately-maintained house - includes a working barn, and a host of modern amenities. A paved driveway leads to tasteful landscaping. An attached two-car garage protects you from the elements. The main entrance leads you to the flagstone entry where there is an immediate feeling of warmth and comfort, airiness and light. A beautifully turned balustrade with seven wide steps leads to the open hallway of the upper floor. Turn left and down two steps is the main living room showcased by a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace with a wood-burning insert. Bay windows and skylights fill the area with light while the warm wood floor, mantle, and wood accents add detail and interest. To your left is the dining room, with an arched way leading to the roomy, well-appointed kitchen. Plenty of storage and counter space and two ovens help make this an eminently workable kitchen, opening to a perfect area for more casual dining. Through glass doors and just beyond the kitchen is an indoor pool with adjacent hot tub. Plenty of windows afford viewing in every season while savoring all the healthful benefits that this room has to offer. Choose from two master suites, each with walk-in and completely finished closets and his and hers sinks. One suite is on a lower level, the other on the upper level. An office, guest bedrooms, a second living room with wood stove, another bathroom, and laundry room complete the home. The ambiance generated by space and light influence the home throughout. The electrified barn, with six stalls, tack room, and freeze-free water, mirrors the immaculate feel of the house. As well, there is a storage shed echoes the exterior of both home and barn. With three acres enclosed by an electric fence, there is prime opportunity for domestic animals and/or gardens.

Heather Shields , Legacy Sotheby\'s

16.71 ACRES
53750 SQ FT
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High Blue Farm, Fortunes Rocks, Maine

Biddeford, York County, Maine

HIGH BLUE FARM IN FORTUNES ROCKS-- Farmhouse, barn and acreage all just a short walk to Fortunes Rocks Beach and 1.5 miles from UNE. Abundant blueberries and wildlife. See also

Anne McPheeters , OceanView Properties

1.84 ACRES
2507 SQ FT
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Oxford 164 Acre Working Farm

Oxford, Oxford County, Maine

Sensational working farm. 4,000 square foot home with four bedrooms, four baths, wood floors and fireplaces. Three car garage with three bedroom apartment. Fourteen stall 48 X 96 barn with hay loft. Mix of hay fields and woods. Views of Mount Washington. Short ride to Oxford Casino.

John Murphy , The Real Estate Store

164.00 ACRES
4440 SQ FT
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Weatherly Farms

Penobscot, Hancock County, Maine

Privately located on the Blue Hill Peninsula with beautiful views across fields to the Bagaduce River, this exceptional saltwater farm offers a historic residence on 94± acres with 3,484± feet of waterfront. The house is an antique Cape with an ell and a newer addition that overlooks fields and forest that roll dramatically to the water. Original features include exposed-wood ceiling beams, and wide-board pine floors and the newer addition offers bright and open living spaces. The property has several outbuildings, among them are a spacious historic barn and a three-bay garage with an apartment above. The landscape consists of excellent fields defined by rock walls and split rail fence with mature trees, four farm ponds and a deep-water dock with access to Penobscot Bay via the scenic Bagaduce River. • Three-bedroom main house with four baths • Contemporary addition includes a spacious master suite with walk-in closets, his and her baths and a fireplace, with a large family room/studio above • The renovated kitchen features high-end appliances, wood-beam ceiling and a cozy eating area with a woodstove • Extensive attractive and accessible shorefront with a deep-water dock • Outbuildings and acreage present the opportunity for full-scale farming

Joseph Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

94.20 ACRES
4000 SQ FT
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Poorhouse Farm

South Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine

Located near the charming village of Christmas Cove, on Poorhouse Cove with excellent views across the cove to High Island and the upper branch of Johns Bay, this exceptional saltwater farm in South Bristol offers a historic residence on 66± acres with 7,922± feet of waterfront. The Colonial house, built circa 1810, overlooks lawn and fields that roll dramatically to the water, and has appealing original features such as hand-carved rope and scallop motif wood trim in the living room, fireplaces and wide-board wood floors. The property has several outbuildings, the highlight being a spacious pegged, post-and-beam barn with stall headers that provide extra headroom. Expertly designed and well-maintained perennial gardens define outdoor living areas, an in-ground heated pool is also beautifully landscaped and there is a tidal dock on the southern end of the property. The land directly across the cove is included with the property, ensuring that a portion of the views are permanently protected. • Four-bedroom house with two-and-a-half baths, including a spacious master suite • Traditional layout, with front parlor, dining room, kitchen, and stairs to the second floor • Recent addition includes a spacious living room and a sunroom/studio with a woodstove; glass doors open to the back patio and windows flood the room with light • The kitchen offers a cozy eating area with a woodstove • The barn, built circa 1815 in Sumner, Maine, was carefully disassembled and reconstructed on the site by John C. Libby • Two-room seasonal guest cottage • Detached two-car garage with space for storage • The shorefront is easily accessible, with a tidal dock, and a trail along the shore leads through the woods to the mouth of the cove • Outbuildings and acreage present the opportunity to return to full-scale farming

Joseph Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

66.00 ACRES
3966 SQ FT
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Grey Ghost Farm

Lincolnville, Waldo County, Maine

This bucolic property, the site of a historic dairy farm, is located on 70± acres in a private setting with a unique residence and extraordinary barn. Surrounded by beautiful fields, the house has an attractive, traditional exterior that was built in 2007/2008 and then recently revised by local architects and builders to seamlessly blend a minimalist approach with modern sensibility and high-end finishes. The home is perfectly oriented to capture beautiful views of the fields, woods, and surrounding mountains; custom stonework anchors the residence in its natural setting. Located only 15 minutes from Camden, the property is protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement held by Maine Farmland Trust and offers the opportunity to return to full scale farming once again. • Three bedrooms with five baths • Private master suite • Wood and granite floors with custom-milled casework • Large historic gambrel dairy barn • Attached two-car garage

Joseph Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

69.60 ACRES
4484 SQ FT
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Historic Equestrian Estate with gorgeous views and lake access!

Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine

Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the former Woolworth Estate! Situated on 12.7 acres overlooking Cobbossee Lake; the rich equestrian history, details and craftsmanship of this property are truly incomparable. Currently operating as a Bed and Breakfast, the main house offers eight guest rooms, with private bathrooms, a sitting room, commercial kitchen, two dining rooms, library, large outdoor patio with additional dining space, large barn with 26 stalls and plenty of space to host events of all varieties. The grounds are meticulously manicured and offer beautiful mature landscaping and established gardens. The 60 foot right of way w/access to Cobbossee Lake has undergone major renovation, with an established path (passable by car)/turnaround, and shared dock system. Attached to the main house is a one bedroom apartment and a separate two bedroom carriage house. The property has seen substantial updates over the last several years and is ready for new ownership.

The Allarie Gray Team , Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group

12.72 ACRES
6754 SQ FT
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Historic waterfront farm on Mount Desert Island, Maine

Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine

Historic 1778 home in Mount Desert's Pretty Marsh village, "Pirate's Cove Farm" was fully renovated from 2010 to 2015. This exceptional 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home combines the charm of yesteryear, which includes the homes' original beams and carved woodwork, with quality, modern conveniences. Complementing the home's updated interiors, utilities and 4 fireplaces, its water-facing patio is complete with a hot tub and an outdoor Viking kitchen area. Abutting Pretty Marsh Cove, the 6.53 +/- acre parcel with 525' +/- of water frontage includes a large horse barn, a fenced-in dog area, and a 3 car garage. Consider converting the barn to a guest cottage, as water, utilities and a separate septic are already in place. The grounds are thoughtfully and beautifully landscaped to provide privacy. Delightful at any time of the year, this remarkable property must be seen to appreciate all the details of workmanship and amenities.

Danielle Davis , The Davis Agency

6.53 ACRES
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Small Animal horse Farm

Minot, Androscoggin County, Maine

Amazing farmhouse style home that was recently rebuilt with the charm & features you would hope to find in an older home. Great amenities throughout with granite counters in the kitchen, large pantry, sunny dining room, relaxing sunroom, composite decking for the farmer's porch, red oak floors, cathedral ceilings in the bedrooms and jacuzzi tub, along with a walk in closet in the master suite. Two story barn has 1 stall and space for others with a run-out to the back yard with hay loft. Additional 24x30 pole barn for more storage. Great for gardening or a gentleman's farm. The land has been surveyed and perc tested for a 1.9 acre build-able lot if you're looking for an investment. Come see all the possibilities this home has to offer!

Sue Meservier , Meservier & Associates, in partnership with Bean Group

20.00 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
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Fantastic Horse Farm with 17+ Acres!

Dresden, Lincoln County, Maine

Come see this fantastic horse farm nestled amongst the trees and set back from the road on 17.25 acres. This 1980sqft 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is recently updated and boasts a Vermont casting stove for added coziness. Wall to wall new windows in the living room to enjoy sunrises with your morning coffee. Walk out onto the deck to enjoy pasture views, bird watching, stargazing and sunrises. A recently updated 16 stall barn, multiple pastures and sand turnout await the equestrian. There is also a 1/4 mile racetrack and a pond to enjoy. Close to Wiscasset, Booth Bay and Brunswick for activities and shopping but the farms never noisy with tourism traffic. Commute is 1 hour to Portland and 30 minutes to Augusta.

Sue Meservier , Meservier & Associates, in partnership with Bean Group

17.57 ACRES
1980 SQ FT

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