1018 Main Street, Meddybemps, Maine, 04657
Once the home to Gillespie Field Airport, this property holds numerous possibilities. A paved circular driveway leads to 56 +/- acres of fields, woods, small pond and the 1,600+/- foot grass air strip. Build your dream home just minutes away from pristine Meddybemps Lake and the public landing. Great for boating, fishing and just relaxing. Create your own mini-farm converting the 3200 sq. ft. T hanger to house animals or use for other creative adventures. A small pond in the lower field is the perfect spot for a quick dip on those hot summer days. The 24 x18 Welding shop also remains on the property. The airstrip has overgrown grass, but could be mowed and but back in service. Power to the Hanger remains intact as does the well and septic system that serviced the home that once stood on the property. The power line to the Welding Shop is still there and just needs to be hooked back up to the power source. The old apple orchard, wild berries and rhubarb are an added bonus. The land is suitable for crop farming or grazing animals. Endless possibilities.
Meddybemps is well known of the lake with the same name as the town. Meddybemps Lake is a 6,765 acre lake reaching depths of up to 58 feet and is made popular by the small mouth bass that fishermen love to catch! Just 93 miles from Bangor and the international airport. On hot days, the boat landing is just “down the road a-piece” where you can launch your boat and explore the island studded lake. If you prefer hunting, there’s plenty of that on your own back 40. White tail deer are plentiful and if your lucky there may be a moose or black bear. Small game like rabbit, quail or grouse, turkey and woodcock to name a few can keep a hunter busy thru the seasons.
Washington County is a lot of things. It is the most gorgeous, has the deepest cargo port, the longest coastline including the Bold Coast, the highest tides, and produces the most lobster and clam landings. What Washington County does not have is lots of traffic lights (only three in the whole county), an interstate, a Red Lobster Restaurant, or poisonous snakes. Known as the Sunrise County, Washington County welcomes the first rays of sun to shine on the US each day. With tides averaging between 18-22’; the bold, salt-sprayed shoreline of Downeast Maine offers deserted beaches, quiet hiking trails, rugged cliffs and unnamed beauty.
Truly, one of the last frontiers on the Eastern seaboard, one doesn’t have to go far to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. With 2 cities, 44 towns and a population of approximately 32,000, Washington County is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. A great place to get back in touch with nature, relax, rejuvenate, explore and enjoy.