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.

1479139 River Road, Madison Maine

Madison, Somerset County, Maine

WATER FRONTAGE, ROAD FRONTAGE, LARGE ACREAGE, SNOWMOBILE TRAILS...this property has it all! Don't miss this opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind property in Madison. There are twelve acres with 1,300 feet of frontage on the Kennebec River on one side of the road and 190 acres on the other side of the road. Enjoy plenty of privacy with 1,300 feet of road frontage. Three large fields are rented annually to a local farmer for corn. Fantastic deer hunting with over 100 well-wooded acres. This is an ideal location to build your dream home or your sportsman's retreat. The Patterson Bridge Road (discontinued) runs the length of the property and provides easy access to the interior of the lot. Major snowmobile trail bisects the property. You can also enjoy fantastic brown trout, salmon, and bass fishing in the Kennebec River with miles of water ready to access.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

200.00 ACRES
This beautiful lakefront home is situated on a large lot with approx. 185' of fr

Newport, Penobscot County, Maine

This beautiful lakefront home is situated on a large lot with approx. 185' of frontage on Sebasticook Lake. The three car garage is located across the private road with storage over the garage. The dining room has a brick fireplace and the living room has has a large brick wall and hearth around the Vermont Casting propane fireplace. Large expansive deck over looks the lake with a beautiful view into the west for spectular sunset views. Screened gazebo for outside gatherings when the bugs are around.

Frank Pray , North Country Properties

1.00 ACRES
1840 SQ FT
1463826 Ironbound Pond Camp

Solon, Somerset County, Maine

About 198 feet of frontage on Ironbound Pond in Solon sitting on 0.69 acres. Sale includes all furniture and dock. New metal roof in 2017. Come for a viewing and make this your new summer getaway home. Beautiful views can be yours from the wrap-around deck. 3 bedrooms for family and friends.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

0.69 ACRES
1088 SQ FT
Magnificent family gathering place with shared frontage on pristine Embden Pond

Embden, Somerset County, Maine

This beautiful home sets in the middle of clean, clear, fresh water in Embden Pond. Close to the mountains and shopping, you are steps away from enjoying everything about Maine and lake living! The property is part of Snowshoe Village - a shared 1645 feet of beautiful Embden Pond! There are many common areas including boat docking areas, swimming areas, playgrounds, a large gathering place, utility sheds and so much more. There is more than enough area to be 'alone' in this setting!

Ida Earle , RE/MAX At Home

0.38 ACRES
2821 SQ FT
1456663 Caribou Island, East Moxie Maine

West Forks, Somerset County, Maine

SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE! Here is your chance to own a very unique property on beautiful Caribou Island on Moxie Pond. This property consists of 1.17 acres with 647 feet of owned water frontage on both sides of the island. There is an exclusive boat launch and parking area just for residents of Caribou Island. Enjoy a brief 5 minute paddle or 2 minute boat ride to your island retreat. This property also benefits from a deeded common area of 3.54 acres and an additional 1,000 feet of water frontage on the island for your enjoyment. This rustic log cabin comes fully furnished with a wood stove, a cook stove, gas range, and gas refrigerator. There is plenty of room for you and your guests with a sleeping area and a loft. Enjoyed unparalleled lake views and your own private dock for fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. This camp is turn key and ready for summer recreation.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

1.17 ACRES
560 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
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
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
49 acres and frontage on East Branch Wesserunsett Stream.

Athens, Somerset County, Maine

Sportsman's Paradise! Enjoy this private 49 acre lot with 317 feet of frontage on a gated road with 1000 feet on the East Branch of Wesserunsett Stream. Great spot to build your camp for hunting, fishing, or just relaxing. Great access to miles of ATV trails and snowmobile trail bisects the property.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

49.00 ACRES
1285835 / 750 Kennebec River building lots. East or West - 6.0 acres.

Norridgewock, Somerset County, Maine

Beautiful Kennebec River lots waiting for you. There are 2 lots, each 6.0 acres priced at $98,000 each. Easy commute to either Norridgewock or Skowhegan. Driveway in. Your dreams are waiting for you!

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

6.00 ACRES

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