Early settlers came from Southern New England, from over across the border in the Atlantic Canadian provinces or further away across the pond into Europe. Fertile farm soil is what the fields are filled with in Bridgewater. High yield crops are what happen when Northern Maine farmers tend this rich agricultural soil.Like people, soils are different when you are dealing with dirt.
In 1803 while Maine was still part of the state of Massachusetts, Bridgewater Maine was split into two three by six half townships. The south division being called Portland Academy, the north half Bridgewater. Land sold off by land grant universities or academies was one way to open up and get northern sections of the vast Maine wood land settled.
Population came slowly and winter weather did not help the fire in the belly to open up the Northern unorganized territories. March 2nd, 1858 Bridgewater incorporated and Maine became a state in 1820. Bridgewater is 436′ above sea level.
To get to Bridgewater Maine, if heading from the south up Interstate 95 or along US Rt 1, you can’t miss this village at the bottom of the hill. US Rt 1 cuts Bridgewater in half with a few roads heading east and west from this Aroostook County main highway artery.
From Canada there is a boundary border crossing from the east. Like all small Northern Maine rural towns, over 14,000 miles of back wood trails provide another way to access Bridgewater using your own power on foot or snow shoe or cross country skis. Or riding atop something with a motor plying the natural trails.
The definition of fun varies like the weather when you ask people what do they do for past times, for relaxation enjoyment. Small Maine towns like Bridgewater are loaded with volunteers who groom the recreational trails, who work on church and school activities. Sitting parked in a small cabin surrounded by wildlife is a hard location to beat and Bridgewater provides so many low cost property options. Head west to #9 Lake and explore the foot hills around it that the glacier created many moons ago. Man has not spoiled or over developed this region of the country. Maine is rural, vast, under populated and not exploited. Are you looking for a spot to homestead? Talk to Jim Gerritsen of Wood Prairie Farms about that dream.
Hunt, fish, observe the natural habitat of everything natural in Bridgewater Maine. You could not find a better place to homestead than this Northern Maine small town of 610 friendly folks using the zip code for mail to find them of 04735. Watrch a local ball game at Central Aroostook’s SAD 42 in Mars Hilll where the Panthers rule the roost. The Internet and Interstate has changed the look of downtown Bridgewater like many small Mainer towns. Take a left by the pond with the bumble bee kiddie rides to travel up the Bootfoot Road. The new town office white ranch building is on the right and whatever you need for questions to answer, help awaits you with a smile. Stop in to learn more from the town manager.
Looking forward to providing the best insider local information from a native passionate about living here. Let me share what living here as a native I can offer you! Thank you for visiting our Maine real estate website and we will work hard to show you the ropes, the lay of the land. To give you the small town community online tour perspective the best way possible to educate and not waste your time.
You get involved living in small Maine towns. I do. You will too. You will fit in just perfectly. Proud member of the state and national REALTOR associations. Past president of the Aroostook REALTOR Council, Rotary Club, Chamber Of Commerce, the Southern Aroostook Growth Council and Drews Lake Property Owners Association. Past chairman of the Houlton Zoning Board.
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