maine: Lakefront Estate in the Acadia Region on Toddy Pond, $825,000 - 02/29/12 11:56 PM
This lakefront estate is on the shore of Toddy Pond which runs down the middle of the Blue Hill Peninsula.  The main house is contemporary cottage, built in 2003 and expanded in 2007 to almost 3000 square feet. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.  Hot water solar panels assist the high efficiency propane boiler.  Along with energy star appliances and modern construction methods this home boasts a greenhouse and a variety of gardens. The estate includes a 3 car garage with an apartment over head.  In addition there is a 2 tall horse barn with turout. It all sits on 5.84 acres with additional acreage … (0 comments)

maine: Belfast Windjammer Festival 9/04/2010 - 09/11/10 04:22 AM
Living not far from the Town of Belfast, my wife Bonnie and I love to go there occsionally, just to enjoy the beautiful harbor.  This September 5th we got down there for a few hours to witness the Windjammer Festival.  There were vendors, displays, PIRATES, and of course, Windjammers.  It was a mild day (not too warm) and it was a pleasure strolling around viewing the festivities, and we even ran into some friends.
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maine: Lakefront Home in the Acadia Region on Toddy Pond, $545,000 - 09/08/10 09:31 AM
This lakefront home sits on peaceful Toddy Pond which runs down the middle of the Blue Hill Peninsula.  A contemporary cottage of almost 3000 square feet on 2.4 acres has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.  Hot water solar panels assist the high efficiency propane boiler.  Along with energy star appliances and modern construction methods this home boasts a greenhouse and a variety of gardens.  Room for the whole family to stay in comfort and play in one of the most sought after regions of the East Coast.  Centrally located in an area known for recreational oportunities and the arts.  This … (0 comments)

maine: Schoodic Point, Acadia Park's Little Sister - 04/26/10 07:45 AM
There's a little known part of Acadia National Park at the tip of Schoodic Peninsula.  With dramatic views and loop road of its own, around every corner is another piece of pristine coastline.  This is what National Parks are there for.  My wife and I often go there on an extremely hot day because the ocean breezes are like sticking your head in the refrigerator.  Come on now, I know we've all done that on a hot day.  Anyway, the one way two lane road is a pleasurable ride with ample opportunities to stopand take pictures or explore.  At the southern … (0 comments)

maine: Newberryneck on the Blue Hill Peninsula, A Peacefull Easy Bike Ride - 04/17/10 02:41 AM
In the town of Surry, on the Blue Hill Peninsula, you can find a peaceful strip of land with views of Mount Desert Island across the Union River Bay to the east and East Blue Hill across Morgan Bay to the west.  Parking at Carrying Place Beach is a great place to start.  This dead end road affords dramatic  views right to the end.  A ride out there and back is only 10 miles, fairly level and traffic free.  By the way, real estate on this out of the way is highly sought after and sells at a premium.  Prices have … (1 comments)

maine: Summer's Eve in Blue Hill, Maine - 04/01/10 02:34 AM
Summer on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Downeast Maine wouldn't be complete without walking to the Blue Hill Town Park and enjoying the music of the Flash in the Pans band.  This particular evening in July, my wife and I took in an art opening at the Blue Hill Wine Shop before strolling to the park where the evening light on the harbor was adding its own music to the atmosphere.  This out of the way New England town is steeped in culture on an old fashioned waterfront born of fishing and the shipping of granite from a quarry nearby.  In the summer … (0 comments)

maine: Biking Acadia National Park's historic Carriage Trails - 01/29/10 01:28 AM
Even before moving to the Maine coast near Mount Desert Island, my wife and kids and I had already begun exploring the enchanting carriage Trails of Acadia National Park.  Even ten years after moving to the area and finding all the other great places to ride, we still return to the park regularly.  It's there for everyone to enjoy and we never tire of it.  See our photos below and check out the Park's own website




maine: Land in Orland, Maine. A 2.48 Acre Lot, Conveniently located between Ellsworth, Bucksport, and Bangor $22,900 - 11/16/09 03:30 AM
Near the north end of Branch Lake, this buildable 2.4 acre lot is on the Happytown Road off Coastal Route 1, central to Bucksport, Bangor, and Ellsworth.  A great location for a summer or year round residence with access to work or play.  The best of both worlds.
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Thomas Dean
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Town & Country, Realtors
140 High Street
Ellsworth, ME  04605
207-667-7557  ext.106
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maine: Pumpkin Island Light, Eggemoggin Reach, Little Deer Island, Maine - 07/10/09 07:03 AM
My wife and I went to a late July 4th gathering on Last Wednesday the 8th in a small community comprised of 19th century vacation cottages on the north end of Little Deer Isle offthe coast of Maine.  For me the best feature was the old lighthouse in the view, situated on Pumpkin Island.  The whole community was once only accessible by steamship and rail.  Now you can drive across the Deer Isle Bridge that crosses the Eggemoggin Reach.

maine: The Good Life Center, Brooksville, Maine - 07/07/09 02:54 AM
When I moved to Maine 35 years ago, it was mostly as a result of the books written by Helen and Scott Nearing.  Since moving to the Mid Coast region a few years ago, I made the pilgrimage to the homestead that started it all in Brooksville, Maine.  Now maintained by young and energetic stewards, this place is a shrine to the folks who inspired the "Back to the Land" movement of the '70s. If you are in the  area, you must make a visit.
Visiting on July 4th, 2009

Orr Cove - across the road


maine: Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine - 06/24/09 05:14 AM
As you travel up the coast of Maine toward Bar Harbor, before reaching Bucksport, you will be greated by the sight of the amazing new bridge accross the Penobscot Narrows.  In one of the towers is an observatory that affords spectacular views of the area.  This can be reached from the entrance to Fort Knox. This fort has a lot more to it than the earthen mounds of other Pre-Civil War forts.  The garrison that housed the troops looks like not a fun place to be, on a par with Alcatraz or Gitmo.

Fort Knox from the Observatory


maine: Charming 1995 3-BR 2 Full Baths Cape in Picturesque Blue Hill, Maine $299,995 - 06/02/09 02:55 AM
This brightly colored cape sits on 1+private acre in the jewel of the coast that is Blue Hill, Maine.  Only minutes from the center of the town that is the center for arts in the region.  Living is easy when your driveway is paved and your 2 car garage is attached by a breezeway.  The neatly laid out 1400 square feet are easy to care for as well. Yours for $299,995 MLS# 886595.

maine: Bar Harbor Region, Year 2000 3 bdrm. Victorian w/salt water views, Blue Hill, ME $599,000 - 05/22/09 08:38 AM
This classic Victorian is actually Green Built and Eco-Friendly.  Using the best materials and up to date construction methods, this 3 bedroom , 1-Full and 2-3/4 baths home on 6.7 acres, costs little to heat and requires little maintenance outside too. $599,000 MLS# 881485 
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Ellsworth, ME

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