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Today, we’re highlighting properties that fit an active outdoor lifestyle. Whether it’s on the trails, mountains, or water, these homes each have access to some of the best outdoor amenities.
For the Adventurer
What better place to have an adventure than a national park? That’s part of the appeal for these first two Maine properties.
Not only is Loon Call not far from Acadia National Park, but it also offers a world to explore right out the door. From the striking oceanfront home, head down to the water to set off and explore Flanders Bay.
The beauty of Western Way (besides its idyllic village setting) is its convenience. Spend more time exploring Acadia and Maine’s waterways thanks to this low-maintenance lifestyle that’s close to everything.
And is there any greater adventure than building a home? Isle au Haut Land has elevated building sites surrounded by over 110 acres of forests and beaches. Create a home base to go out and explore Acadia from. At Bear Pond in Palermo, in addition to 295 acres of Maine woods, there’s also a private 7-acre pond. Just imagine an outdoor adventure camp on this gorgeous property.
Finally, something a little different from these other Maine properties. Not only is Greenwood Forestland Portfolio in a region known for its recreational opportunities, but it’s also an opportunity to build or expand an ESG portfolio. It’s two adventures in one 981-acre property!
For the Skier
Isn’t it every skier’s dream to spend more time on the slopes and less traveling to get there? The ski in/ski out home on Nosedive Drive in Stowe has some of the best skiing in the east right out the door. Plus, these creatively joined units have plenty of room to host a crowd.
On top of Huntington Road’s warm-weather amenities like its tennis court and swimming pool, this country retreat in Henniker, NH is under 10 minutes from Pats Peak Ski Area and 25 minutes from Mount Sunapee Resort.
For the Boater
Considering that Bremen Long Island was first settled by boat builders and fishermen in the mid-1800s, it should come as no surprise that boating remains a major aspect of community life here. This shingled Cape-style home includes a deep-water pier offering access during all tides.
It’s rare that an opportunity to live on the water in Salem arises. It’s one of the many things that makes Hemenway Road Waterfront a special property. Another of the property’s unique traits? Its access to Osgood Park’s ramp and dock – kayak and sail in the backyard.
From Mill Pond House, look out across the serene Somesville Mill Pond and the Somes Harbor anchorage, towards the Acadia Mountains and island views.
The ultimate home for a boater? One that includes a boat as part of the travel plan. Fish Point on Great Cranberry Island, ME is accessed via private boat and is a secluded and private seasonal residence.
For the Equestrian
An equestrian property isn’t just a gift for an equestrian, it’s also a gift for their horses.
What better thing to offer your four-legged friends than room to roam? At Hidden Ridge Farm in Pomfret, there are over 75 private acres to enjoy. This exceptional Vermont recreational retreat includes an indoor arena complex, a 5-stall stable, viewing area with kitchen and office, ample hay storage, 2-bedroom apartment, 80’ x 100’ outdoor arena, 6-stall field barn and post & rail fenced pastures.
Echo Ledge Farm in Woodstock also includes plenty of equestrian amenities and it’s in the heart of Vermont’s horse country. Take the horses out for a ride through these 91 acres full of trails, meadows, a pond, gardens, and so much more. Then, come home to the 3-stall barn, a swimming pond for horses, and an indoor arena.
Stay tuned as we showcase properties for everyone on your list!