Merrymeeting Bay is an unspoiled environmental treasure located just 30 minutes from Portland and minutes from historic Bath, Maine. Covering 9,600 acres, it is considered one of the largest and most significant freshwater tidal ecosystems in the country.
One of only four places on the planet where two major separate watersheds converge, the others are the San Joaquin Delta, the Euphrates Delta and the Ganges Delta. This confluence of the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers, as well as four smaller rivers, has created a landmark that has played a major role in the economies, agricultural and military history since pre-revolutionary war times.
Indians first inhabited the bay hunting and fishing as well as introducing the wild rice which still grows abundantly on the shoreline between Chop Point and the Fryee Islands. The British Navy used the region as a primary source for masts for ocean going vessels, and over 3,000,000 tons of “white gold,” or river ice, has been harvested from the river over the years. These are just a few of the roles this region played. Ship building and tourism are the major economic drivers today. Today the region boasts hundreds of acres of protected lands and it’s a haven for sportsmen and nature enthusiasts. Kayaking, fishing, hunting, and hiking are popular activities
The 22± acres along the waterfront being offered for sale are completely untouched and offer stunning western views and a topography providing waterside coves and walking trails to a wonderful ridge line for longer views and elevated building sites.