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 Lover's Hidden Gem

Sullivan, Hancock County, Maine

Horse lovers dream nestled to feel remote while being close to everything, this piece of paradise offers a 26x40, 4 stall barn with its own water supply by frost free hydrant, dusk to dawn lights, rubber mats for safety, quarantine paddock and more. Well maintained home has attached direct entry to bonus room from garage, with a gravel pad in place for additional garage. Pet kennel off rear of garage. Pears, blackberries, grapes, wild roses, flowers, fire pit, gazebo. 2-3 bedrooms, a bonus room, master with bath, piped radio, separate dining area with gorgeous morning light through the sliders. New roof shingles. Ocean breeze to keep you cool in the summer months. Well insulated and economical to heat! Just 17 miles to Ellsworth and on to all Acadia has to offer. Close to salt and fresh water public access. Nearby camping and hiking. If you're looking for paradise for 4 legged and 2 legged, this is it!

Deborah Dowling , Coldwell Banker American Heritage Real Estate

2.50 ACRES
1444 SQ FT
LOG HOME w / 26 Acres, Riding Trails, Large Run In Shed, MTN. VIEWS, DENMARK, ME

Denmark, Oxford County, Maine

Beautiful Log Home situated on 26 private acres with gorgeous White Mountain views and riding trails throughout the property abuts Conservation property. Land is a mix of open fields and wooded areas. Landscaped with perennials, fruit trees and berry bushes. Located on a quiet country road. Safe for horseback riding with more trails accessible nearby. Large Run In Shed with room for 2 plus open stalls. Fenced-in Pet area. Many updates enhance this wonderful home in the heart of the Western Mountains and Lakes Region of Maine. Close to lakes for boating and fishing, mountains for hiking and skiing. Fryeburg Airport and North Conway shopping within a half hour drive.

Cheryl Willey , Century 21 North East

26.00 ACRES
2576 SQ FT
Stonehill Farm Lovely restored antique cape with 3 stall barn on 11 acres.

Hollis, York County, Maine

Rare, completely restored and updated 1780's antique cape with newer ell and carriage house. Surrounded by lovely perennial gardens, sweeping lawns, stonewalls and mature trees. Beautiful setting for garden parties, catered "farm to table" dinners..would make a wonderful equestrian B & B or venue. Miles of trails and minutes to Hollis Equestrian Park. Easy commute to Jetport, Turnpike, Lakes, ocean and mountains. 30 minutes to the vibrant Portland scene.

Mary Ann Saxby , Tru Brit Realty Group of Saxby, Meek & Coward - Keller Williams Realty

11.34 ACRES
3290 SQ FT
Colonial with 50by25 4 stall barn riding arena

Biddeford, York County, Maine

Beautifully maintained Colonial with Post and Beam 4 Stall Barn featuring heated waterers and lean to’s on both sides for extra storage. Large Hay Loft, can be converted to living space. Riding Arena and fenced in fields, all located in a beautiful and peaceful rural setting.

Susi Wolff , Coldwell Banker Residential

3.65 ACRES
2300 SQ FT
Stunning "Barn Home" in quiet country setting

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine

Unique timber frame barn that has been transformed into a stunning home with classic charm and open contemporary design. With the rough elegance of hand shaped beams and the rich patina of centuries old boards, this wonderful property offers lots of vintage elements and a massive 14ft. granite fireplace. With soaring ceilings and rugged appeal including the 2nd floor widows walk with antique iron railings, this hore lover's paradise includes a horse barn with 2 stalls/tack room and a 2nd barn with electric and plumbing. Located in the historic Scribners Mills area, close to the Crooked River, this property includes 8+ acres of field and woods with trails. This is a great area for the outdoor enthusiast with fishing, hunting, skiing, riding, snowmobiling, plus an airstrip nearby. Offering timeless appeal with superior attention to detail, this is a living space that is complimentary of the homeowners' lifestyle and personality.

Kristine Triglione , Chalmers Realty

8.17 ACRES
2250 SQ FT
Luxury Equestrian Estate First Time On The Market

Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine

The possibilities are endless for this 49+- Acre Equestrian Center. This is it's First Time On The Market, located 10 minutes from all amenities, this luxury equestrian center has much to offer. Features an 90x80 indoor riding arena, wash station with hot & cold water, 2 outdoor rings, 1 show ring, 10 other Paddocks, warehouse with a loading dock, mezzanine levels in the riding arena and warehouse, upper and lower viewing area in riding arena. The Warehouse

Paula Hersom , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

0.00 ACRES
Horse Property with Private Bog for your enjoyment! 16.8 acres of peace.

Albion, Kennebec County, Maine

Get away from it all, without leaving it all behind! Charming 4 bedroom farmhouse on low traffic road. Peaceful area and only 15 minutes from Waterville or 35 minutes from Augusta or Belfast. This property is designed with the equestrian in mind and features a stall in the attached barn with 3 run ins each with electricity. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy the 16.8 acres that includes a private peninsula on Fowler Bog; allowing the opportunity for canoe or kayak for an hour before turning around! Many updates done over the years. Hi speed internet available. Golf course just 2 miles away!

heather quimby , Maine Country & Coast Real Estate

16.80 ACRES
1500 SQ FT
Immaculate and Affordable Clifton Horse Property!

Clifton, Penobscot County, Maine

Horse lovers dream! This charming farmhouse has 2 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, and master en suite downstairs, as well as kitchen, dining, living, den and adorable sun porch. Many updates including new metal roof, and fresh paint make this sweet home move in ready! The 8 acre parcel has great all season horse set up with 5 stalls with electricity (heated water buckets in winter are such a bonus!) that can be closed or in/out, 5 turn out areas, pasture, 2 extra buildings for tack, hay and grain storage and a 2 car detached garage. Come enjoy the large outdoor riding arena with beautiful views of mountains surrounded by tall pines all around the property. Open a training, lesson or boarding business or just enjoy your Next Home with an immaculate farm! This Happy Place is waiting for it's new buyers and furry friends!

Jennifer Cammack , Next Home Experience

8.00 ACRES
1441 SQ FT
Beautiful Cape on 7.3 Acres with 2 - Stall Barn

Kennebunk, York County, Maine

Pristine 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath over-sized cape on 7.3 acres with 2-stall barn.

John Downing , Downing Real Estate Agency

7.30 ACRES
2250 SQ FT
Endeavor Farm

Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine

Endeavor Farm is a working horse farm with horse boarders both year round and pasture only (May-Oct) The farm hosts wonderful camps and riding instruction options, a real income producing potential! The Barn contains eight (8) stalls with room to grow. Check out the Facebook page to see the camps and other fun activities they have to offer: https://www.facebook.com/EndeavorFarm1/

Robin Cyr , Cornerstone Your Realty, LLC

28.20 ACRES
1204 SQ FT

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