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
Luxury Home / Inn by the Sea for You + Your Horses

York, York County, Maine

The Beauport Inn opened its doors as a year-round BnB in 2002 and has become a thriving business with hundreds of five-star reviews and a loyal following of guests. Now in its seventeenth year, the current owners are offering two gorgeous properties together: the Beauport, a custom-built three-story stone mansion seated on six manicured acres; and a two-acre adjacent meadow to leave as the pristine field that it is or to build upon.

Keith Doucet , Team Wilson - Aland Realty

7.60 ACRES
5100 SQ FT
Impeccably Maintained Equestrian Estate with Carriage Barn & Large Riding Arena

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine

Impeccably maintained country estate in the heart of Kingfield. 17+ acres of fields/pastures with extensive river frontage (1750′) along Carrabassett with views to the surrounding mountains. Recently remodeled Cape featuring open kitchen with high-end appliances, wonderful great room, all new first floor master suite, and geo-thermal heat/cooling. Two car attached garage, large barn with horse stalls, workshop and guest apartment. Additional 4 bay equipment garage/carriage barn & enclosed riding arena. Minutes to Sugarloaf Ski Resort.

Peter Hawkes , RE/MAX Shoreline

17.00 ACRES
3492 SQ FT
Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Own This Amazing Farm

Belfast, Waldo County, Maine

Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Own This Amazing Farm That Has Been In The Same Family For Almost 100 Years! Many Updates Have Already Been Completed In This Charming Farmhouse...Metal Roof, Vinyl Siding, Newer Windows...Classic Farmhouse Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Beautiful Woodwork & Doors...And Don't Forget, One Of The Nicest Barns In Waldo County...52X80 2 Story Heated & Insulated Barn, Complete With Electric & Water, Plenty Of Storage Space, Metal Roof...Hay Fields, Pastures... And More...Yet Just A Few Miles To Down Town Belfast....Must See To Appreciate All This Property Has To Offer!

Sandy KNOWLTON , Camden Hills Realty

13.00 ACRES
1400 SQ FT
Coastal Maine home on 168 Ac, plus off grid cabin in the woods, pastures, trails

Monroe, Waldo County, Maine

Only 15 minutes to Penobscot Bay in Belfast, with 168 Acres of mixed fields and woods, this amazing property awaits you! Featuring a lovely home with 2300 sq. ft. including 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, living room with wood stove insert in fireplace; kitchen, dining, den 1st floor bedroom and laundry. Wrap around huge deck for entertaining. Watch the wildlife from your deck. Detached garage and workshop on a picturesque setting surrounded by fields, stone walls and a small apple orchard. Maintained riding trails through the woods and over the mountain, go on for miles. Entire 168 acres surrounded with stone walls. If you've been searching for the perfect location to build your farm, do not delay. In addition to the main house, nestled in the woods, is a charming cabin which features off grid power and heat, drilled well, solar panels and farm pond. Relax and enjoy the peaceful tranquility at your place in the woods. Acres and acres of pristine fields, hayed every year. Frontage on both the Dickey Hill Road and the Carver Road. First time available for sale. Do not pass this opportunity up.

Fran Riley , United Realty

168.00 ACRES
2242 SQ FT
20 Acre Horse property with barns, paddock and a Beautiful log home!

Oxford, Oxford County, Maine

One of kind... This log home situated on over 20 Acres of land and over 2600 feet of waterfront along Winter Brook has it all. Property offers lots of windows, wrap around decks, custom kitchen and baths, 5 heat and cooling systems, oversized 2 car garage, 2 stall horse barn with tack room and hay loft, an additional large out building for storage and equipment, fenced in Pastures and paddocks, bonus game room and much more. You can boat into Hogan and Whitney Ponds, access trails for horse back riding, ATV's and snowmobiles. A MUST SEE!!!

Terry Hewitt , Belanger Realty

20.00 ACRES
2678 SQ FT
Spectacular 9 ac. Horse Farm & Home in Central Maine -- Excellent Condition

Palermo, Waldo County, Maine

This spectacular equestrian estate on 8.8 surveyed acres was custom designed & built in 2005-6. The house features 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a one-bedroom apartment w/ its own entrance over a 3-car heated garage. The heated unfinished basement even has a full bathroom and a built-in workshop area. For the horses, there's a Morton horse building with 4-12x12 stalls, tack room & wash stall. Three of the stalls are accessed from the outside. There's a large equipment metal barn (28x48) with 3-10x12 doors (12 ft. high) to house all the fun stuff to take care of the property and more. Also a 60x120 outdoor dressage arena plus two fenced fields. The property is located within 30-min. to Augusta or Belfast & the Maine coast. There's an airport in Augusta with direct flights to Boston three times a day, and the larger Portland Jetport is 90 minutes away. The property is a ¼ mile off Rte 3, nestled away for maximum privacy & seclusion.

Jean Kirkpatrick , Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson

9.00 ACRES
2200 SQ FT
Adorable large family home for you and your Horses

Freeport, Cumberland County, Maine

Horses Welcomed. Build your own custom barn and pen on this beautiful property located just minutes from the village of Freeport. This well maintained home offers the relaxation of the country with luxurious style and amenities you'd be proud to call home. Situated on 5 beautifully landscaped acres this home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, crown molding, open kitchen, granite countertops, custom cherry cabinets, hardwood flooring, formal dining room spacious master bedroom suite w/ jetted tub and walk-in closet separate shower, in-law apartment with sky lights above garage, heated garage with hot and cold running water and floor drain, uniquely designed indoor grilling station BBQ All Year round oh yeah, walk out basement, huge back deck and more. put this one at the top of your must see list.

Mark Evans , MHE Properties

5.00 ACRES
5038 SQ FT

Strong, Franklin County, Maine

Immaculate, sunny, private are just some of the features … fruit trees, berry bushes, lots of perennial gardens, and vegetable garden area. Bunk house w/loft & new roof; 2-car insulated garage w/loft. Lovely stonewalls. Lots of open areas for animals and large woods which has not been harvested in many years. Located approximately seven miles from Kingfield for shopping, restaurants and health clinic, 25+- miles from SUGARLOAF SKI AREA. Very convenient to Farmington for the UNIV ME, hospital, shopping, movies, etc. This is a recreation lovers paradise with skiing, golfing, fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking, hunting, etc.

Mary Lou Melber , CSM REAL ESTATE

83.00 ACRES
2020 SQ FT
Country Living in Maine

Richmond, Sagadahoc County, Maine

Energy efficient contemporary open plan 3 bedroom house built in 2005, State of the art farmhouse sits in a scenic level 50 acre meadow. READY FOR YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL ADVENTURE!!!!

Jim Roberts , Berkshire HomeServices Northeast Real Estate, Freeport Maine

53.40 ACRES
3182 SQ FT
Private Oasis to Enjoy your Horses!

Holden, Penobscot County, Maine

Farmhouse style ranch at the end of a dead-end road in Holden. The main floors starts with an elegant kitchen with tiled floors, granite counters, double ovens, and storage. Large, bright, open dining/living room combination with hardwood floors and a wood burning fireplace. Two good size bedrooms, laundry room, full and half baths. The basement is fully finished with two bedrooms, half bath, family room, and media room. Sunroom with a tiled floor, skylights, and a hot tub. From the basement walk out to your in-ground pool with lovely patio. 2 car attached garage, with direct entry to the home. The property is 18.72 acres and includes a barn with two stalls and a fenced in area. As well as a 2 car detached barn. Enjoy your privacy within reach of Bangor/Brewer.

Patricia Quirk , ERA Dawson-Bradford

18.72 ACRES
4490 SQ FT

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