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.

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
Private Ocean Front Land Camden Maine

Camden, Knox County, Maine

Private and bucolic Camden waterfront consisting of 2.08 acres with approximately 285 feet along the ocean. Property is elevated which enhances views and eliminates potential for flooding. Driveway, electric, engineering, soil evaluation, and septic design all completed and included with sale. You can immediately begin construction of your new home. Rarely does waterfront land in Camden become available. Adjacent 1.7 acre water view lot also for sale.

David Vangel

2.08 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
Custom Contemporary Open Concept home & Guest Quarters on Pristine Lake Webb

Weld, Franklin County, Maine

Graciously appointed & Custom crafted Open concept Contemporary on 1.73 Acres with sweeping views of pristine Lake Webb at the feet of renowned Tumbledown pond & mountain. This unique Main house has expansive Great room with handpicked Fieldstone gas fireplace, Family/Den built ins, 1st floor office/bonus room, Hot tub room, Coffered ceilings thruout 1st floor, Oak inlaid floors, many windows offer more light, whole house speaker system, Master with skylights & balcony view of lake, +2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Spruce floors on 2nd floor as well as laundry, bountiful closets & storage, Central vac, 2 wall A/C units. Guest quarters above 3 car heated garage has views features Great room, 2 bedrooms. Kitchen & bath. Barn with storage loft for boats & recreation for all seasons. On cul de sac. Surrounded by mountains, hiking & snowmobile trails. Home of Kawanhee Inn. An hour from Saddleback, Sugarloaf & Sunday River ski resorts. Quality finishes & craftsmanship costs more than offering price.

Pauline Maloney , Stoney Knoll Realty

1.73 ACRES
3216 SQ FT
4.41 Acres with Views of Moosehead Lake!

Greenville, Piscataquis County, Maine

This amazing 4.41 acre mountainside home site is located in the prestigious Moosehead Isle Estates just minutes from downtown Greenville. Build your dream vacation home here and enjoy breathtaking sunsets, and magnificent views of legendary Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains. Call Jim Quimby today (207-270-1659) for details. MLS: 1364493

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

4.41 ACRES
1363815 Ironbound Pond Home

Solon, Somerset County, Maine

Life at the lake! This property is a must see for anyone looking for waterfront living. This beautiful 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom log sided home can be used as a year round home or a fantastic vacation retreat. Located on the inlet to Ironbound Pond, here you can relax on your large outdoor deck or soak in the hot tub as you listen to the call of the loons and enjoy a beautiful view of the lake. Step inside to a lovely Great Room with a field stone chimney, wood stove, and cathedral ceilings with open beams. Kitchen has nice custom cabinets, tile counter top, and a double sink. First floor master bedroom is complete with a large closet and direct access to the outdoor porch. Second floor has guest bedroom and full bathroom with vaulted ceilings. If you are looking for privacy and the allure of the water, this place is for you.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

0.92 ACRES
1200 SQ FT
Amazing Home - Just Steps From Moosehead Lake!

Rockwood, Somerset County, Maine

This amazing waterfront home is located just steps from the shore of Moosehead Lake, offering sweeping views of the lake and Mount Kineo. Property features a nice sandy beach, plus a private "lagoon" with a sandy bottom that's a perfect spot for the kids or grand kids to play. This home's amenities include a downstairs bedroom and bath, upstairs bedroom and bath, plus an open loft for additional sleeping space or office. Beautifully finished with knotty pine, engineered hardwood floors, and a magnificent field stone fireplace. Warm yourself by the fire as you listen to the call of the loons. Call today to schedule your showing!

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

0.19 ACRES
1689 SQ FT
Nearly 30 Acres with 2,100 ft. of Shore Frontage on Lake Wassookeag

Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine

What could be better than owning your very own enchanted forest of approx. 30 acres of towering trees uncut for many years? How about it includes a secluded off-grid cabin sited at the very end of your own private dead end road, and how about that cabin sits on a peninsula that features 2,100 feet of shore frontage along the pristine waters of Lake Wassookeag. Oh... and how about the ITS 85 ATV and Snowmobile Trail runs right through the property... sound interesting? Call Jim Quimby (207-270-1659) today to schedule your private showing! MLS: 1362867

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

29.48 ACRES
750 SQ FT

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