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3 Tips for Buying Land in Maine
by Caroline Kirby
Serene coastlines. Juicy lobster. Breathtaking state and national parks. Whatever your reasons for wanting to buy land in Maine, there are a lot of benefits to setting down roots in the Pine Tree State. This is especially true for those looking to purchase agricultural land, since at an average read more…
Maine is the only state in the Lower 48 that borders only one other state. That paucity of neighbors is a theme carried over to land in Maine’s interior, which is largely uninhabited. This is a place of rounded mountains and deep glacial lakes. Moosehead Lake on the eastern slope of the Appalachian Mountains is one of New England’s largest land-locked bodies of water.
Maine – the only state with a single syllable – comes by its nickname, “The Pine Tree State,” honestly. More than 90 percent of the state is forested and much of that timberland harbors low-bush blueberries; Maine is the nation’s number one exporter of this native American fruit. Those trees that aren’t pines are likely to be maples – Maine is America’s third largest producer of syrup. For property that has been cleared for cropland look all the way north to Aroostook County and its celebrated potato fields.
But most land buyers in Maine are not looking to work the property – they come to relax in Vacationland, as the license plates imply. Hunters stalk big game such as deer, moose and bear. Sport fishermen cast into tree-ringed lakes and everyone waits for the snow to fall (four to five feet per year on average) to break out the cross-country skis and snowmobiles.
For those with Bush money (the family compound is in Kennebunkport in Downeast Maine) or Rockefeller money (the state’s unrivaled Acadia National Park was donated by the family), you can explore land on Maine’s 230 miles of famous rocky coastline. The lots won’t be large but what they lack in size they will make up for in unforgettable views. Many of the more than 3,000 islands off the Maine coast are private and often come on the market as well.