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.

Thompson Lake Waterfront Vacation Home with Gorgeous Views & Sandy Beach

Otisfield, Oxford County, Maine

130 feet of waterfront includes gorgeous sandy beach and gradual sandy entrance. Cottage is situated in an area that is buffered by islands in the distance so most of the boat traffic is beyond the islands making this area very private.

Cheryl Willey , Century 21 North East

0.36 ACRES
1536 SQ FT
A beautiful new waterfront home with 9+ acres of privacy and dock. Clear Lake.

Hartland, Somerset County, Maine

A beautiful home with hard wood floors, picturesque views, 9.49 acres of pristine woodland on one of Maine's purest lake. This home is offers strict privacy with all the modern conveniences.

Douglas Damon , Realty of Maine

9.49 ACRES
2300 SQ FT
1428449 Moxie Pond... Furnished Camp and Boat included!!

West Forks, Somerset County, Maine

Lake Moxie is located in the heart of Maine. Moxie falls, a tons of recreational opportunities surround you. The camp offers all the amenities of home, first floor master bedroom and bath, a total of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Open concept living. Spend the summer, fall or stay year round - its up to you. Enjoy boating, swimming, wildlife, while the sun crests the shore every morning, and the full moon needs to be seen to be appreciated. Fully furnished, turnkey, boat included and ready for the next adventure.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

1.93 ACRES
1100 SQ FT
1426248 13 salmon Rd. Cottage on Lake Wesserunsett

Madison, Somerset County, Maine

Looking for that stylish, trendy barn style furnished camp? Own it all! Furniture included in this beautiful cottage/camp with over 110 feet of frontage on Lake Wesserunsett. Working fireplace, hardwood flooring, match pine ceiling and walls, 3 bedrooms, enclosed deck overlooking the water, dining room, full bathroom...and the list goes on and on. The panoramic views from this location are your dream come true! A rare find!

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

0.14 ACRES
1155 SQ FT
Family Compound Potential w / Sandy Beach on Highland Lake, Bridgton, ME

Bridgton, Cumberland County, Maine

Beautiful Sandy Beach on the West Shore of Highland Lake. Perennial Gardens, Boat Dock, Moorings & Nicely Landscaped. Situated within walking distance to downtown and located in the Western Mountains & Lakes Region of Maine. Near Shawnee Peak Ski Resort and easy commute to Conway, NH and Portland, ME.

Cheryl Willey , Century 21 North East

0.85 ACRES
3416 SQ FT
1412744 Moxie Pond Paradise. Your camp awaits!

West Forks, Somerset County, Maine

Have you ever dreamed of owning a private piece of paradise on Moxie Pond with your own boat launch and sandy beach? This one of a kind property sits on the bank of Moxie Pond where you look out your window and see large rock cliffs instead of neighbors. Swim and fish off your dock or use the two kayaks included in the sale. There is also a boat that can be included. The camp was taken down to studs in 2018 with all new insulation, metal roof, siding, wiring and propane lines. The camp is being finished as we speak in tongue and groove pine.ATV/Snowmobile trails nearby, only a few miles back to white water rafting, and miles of paper company land around to hunt on. Take a look and you can enjoying Maine camp life by Summer.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

1.00 ACRES
464 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
1348054 Piscataquis River Camp!!

Abbot, Piscataquis County, Maine

CAMP ON THE PISCATAQUIS RIVER! Listen to the rushing water as you relax on your private deck and enjoy 102 feet of river frontage with plenty of privacy. Bring your ideas to put your finishing touches on the interior of the camp. This is a perfect place to bring your guests to "get away" for a weekend. Fish the river or bring your boat and enjoy easy access to Whetstone and Piper ponds. Camp is conveniently located close to ATV and Snowmobile trails. Camp has gas lights, carry-in water system, a composting toilet and a privy. The interior is also wired so a generator hook-up or solar panel could be installed. Come take a look!

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

0.60 ACRES
1347711 Oak Pond Land

Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine

Come and enjoy this beautiful waterfront property, offering 384 feet frontage on Oak Pond, in the Skowhegan countryside. This 24 acre parcel is well-wooded and ready for your enjoyment. Plenty of privacy and wildlife, yet only minutes from downtown Skowhegan.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

24.00 ACRES

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