About Maine


Maine is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State and nearly 90% of its land is forested. In the forested areas of the interior lies uninhabited land, some of which does not have a formal political organization -- 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, 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.

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 are 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 biotechnology. Naval shipbuilding and construction remain also in Maine and serves as a large support base for the U.S. Navy.

1403045 Log Home Dream come true

Norridgewock, Somerset County, Maine

Your Log Home dream has just been listed for sale! This beautiful home was built with hand-scribed logs right from the property. 10 beautiful acres with 1500 feet of frontage on the Kennebec River to enjoy all of the outdoor adventures available. Wildlife, campfires, privacy all combined in this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Log home. Detached, oversized 2 car garage with storage above. Open wood shed to keep the Jotul woodstove fired up. So many things for your family to enjoy here. Close commute to surrounding towns.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
1200 SQ FT
Waterfront Oasis!

Unity, Waldo County, Maine

A Wonderful Waterfront Property!! 166 feet of water frontage! Open floor plan 3 bedroom/3 bath home---The kitchen has plenty of cabinet space, wall oven, a warming draw, all surrounded by a spacious gathering bar to separate it from the Great Room area which boasts cathedral ceilings, propane fireplace, built ins, and sliding doors to the wrap around deck. Tile floors with radiant heat on the first floor. The master bedroom suite; large walk in closet, jetted tub, and tiled shower is also on the first floor. Laundry on the first floor, along with an office/study with a built in desk, and a window seat to take in some breathtaking views. Stroll up to the second floor where you will find 2 large bedrooms and a full bath. Lots of storage throughout the home! The 2 car attached garage is heated. Beautiful landscaping with 2 raised beds for gardening...you will always find something blooming! Workbench and shelving in basement. Its Grand, Its Great, Its waiting for you to call it HOME!

Heather Young , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate

1.72 ACRES
3168 SQ FT
1400584 Kennebec River Home... so spacious and beautiful!

Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine

Lovely 4 bedroom home located with 220 feet frontage on the Kennebec River and approximately 3.7 acres. Home offers beautiful hardwood flooring and some ceramic tile flooring. Master bedroom with full bath with a Jet tub, double closets. 4 season sun room to enjoy the outstanding views and tranquility of the River. Attached 3 car garage with direct entry to home. Very nice open concept home with loads of room!

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

3.70 ACRES
3030 SQ FT
Maine waterfront on the Mattawamkeag River with camp and 102 acres

Bancroft, Aroostook County, Maine

Mattawawkeag River lot, well managed forest & camp just 200+/- feet from river. The 1500' of river frontage is outstanding with mature trees, easy access & special protection being designated for Salmon & Deer habitat. The area around the camp has been improved through forest management activities which included pre-commercial thinning over nearly 5 acres in the young softwood stand and wildlife habitat improvement work along the camp road. These forest management activities were done in 2010. The boundary lines were also re-marked in 2010. There is a small gravel pit on the property. Access to the tract is over a well maintained private seasonal gravel right-of-way road. A very thorough Forest Stewardship Plan was prepared by a local licensed Forester in 2007 highlighting management objectives, recommendations, property descriptions, forestry laws, recreation & aesthetics, soil & water protection along with professional maps. This plan was later update in 2017 to meet Tree Growth Tax Law.

John Colannino , American Forest Management 207-266-7355

102.00 ACRES
536 SQ FT
Existing b&b on 14 river front acres near the ocean

Milbridge, Washington County, Maine

Existing b&b

William Majors , Dimarco realty

14.00 ACRES
Waterfront in Cape Elizabeth with Private Beach and almost 2 acres on private Rd

Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine

Rare, almost two acre oceanfront property with 115 feet of sandy beach frontage in Cape Elizabeth in a quiet neighborhood with a remote feel yet only 6 miles to Portland's Old Port restaurants and activities. The 7500sf post and beam main house is completely refurbished and ready to enjoy immediately with a new kitchen, stunning rec room, new flooring, extensive laundry storage and more. Plan for your ideal future layout and finishes while you enjoy this welcoming lodge-style home with its stunning easterly views of the Casco Bay Islands and the Portland Shipping Channel. The structural integrity of post and beam allows for your selective reclaiming of space for balconies and terraces as seen in the included drawings. There is also a 1.5 story, 54 x 23 detached garage or workshop ideal for large boat storage, kayaks, mountain bikes and more as well as a 2 bedroom bungalow with brick fireplace ready for your renovation into an in-law apartment, artist studio, office or other.

Thomas Tinsman , Coldwell Banker

1.80 ACRES
7500 SQ FT
Lakefront Executive Residence - Custom Built & Gorgeous Views!

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine

Waterfront Executive Home Custom Built on beautiful Crystal Lake. The Best buy on the Lake! Priced well below Assessed Value~ Great home for entertaining and to build many memories of fun with family and friends! Enjoy the fire pit at water's edge. Boat dock included. Located in the heart of the Western Mountain and Lakes Region of Maine with water & winter skiing, fishing, hiking, boating, snowmobiling, snowshoe. A true four season recreation area to live, work and play! Many places to see and visit all within one hour of this beautiful home, including many restaurants; Conway, NH, Portland, ME; Sunday River -Shawnee Peak-Mt. Abram-Attitash-Cranmore Ski Resorts; Atlantic Ocean & Lighthouses on the coast! Deertrees Theatre in Harrison is a must see special place! Also minutes to RADR sports complex for baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, playground!

Cheryl Willey , Century 21 North East

1.30 ACRES
3873 SQ FT
1359380 Wesserunsett Stream and Land

Cornville, Somerset County, Maine

Beautiful 2 acre building lot in the Cornville countryside. Enjoy privacy at the end of the road. Gorgeous 280 feet frontage on Wesserunsett Stream.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

2.00 ACRES
Sandy Frontage on Lake Wesserunsett

Madison, Somerset County, Maine

3 bedroom home with 149 feet of sandy frontage on Lake Wesserunsett. This location offers panoramic views of the Lake. Enjoy water views from almost anywhere in the home. Home sits on 0.76 acres of land. Lake Wesserunsett offers a variety of water activities including fishing, boating, swimming and then winter activities of snowmobiling, ice fishing or cross-country skiing. Here you are just a short distance from Lakewood Theater and Restaurant. Last house at the end of a private road.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

0.76 ACRES
1123 SQ FT
1356167 Wyman Lake

Moscow, Somerset County, Maine

Life on the lake! Cozy cottage with 90 feet of deep water frontage and year round access on Wyman Lake. Enjoy the pristine waters of one of Maine's most beautiful lakes. This two bedroom one bathroom cottage is truly a rare find. Enjoy a full kitchen, dining area with wood stove, and a living room with views of the water. Nice gravel beach with easy access for swimming, fishing, canoeing, or kayaking only a few feet from your front porch. If you are looking for a vacation home, this is it!

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

0.00 ACRES

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