July Is Soon To Become August

The next time words appear on this blog it will be August here in the Maine Lakes Region.
Next Saturday August 1st has the following event right here in Naples:

22nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Naples Town Pier, with activities on Long Lake and Sebago Lake
Mountainview Woodies Classic Boat Club of Maine
Events begin on Tuesday with boat rides for children from Camp Sunshine providing retreat for children with health issues and their families, Wednesday is a Long Lake cruise to Harrison for lunch, Thursday is another luncheon cruise – this one on Sebago Lake to Migis Lodge, Friday is the arrival parade and banquet at Freedom Cafe. On Saturday the vintage boats will be on display at the Town Pier in Naples.
– See more at: http://www.great-maine-vacations.com/maine-boat-show.html#sthash.A67Jxldd.dpuf

Berry picking is still good but will not last too much longer. Here are some area spots for self-picking:

http://www.chipmanfarm.net/strawberry.html

Gillespie Farms, Inc. – strawberries, peas
752 Mayall Road, New Gloucester, Maine. Phone: 207-657-2877. Fax 207-657-2870. Email terri@megalink.net . Open: You pick strawberries 7 days a week when in season typically, Mid June to July, from 7am to 1pm, weather permitting, call. Senior discount on Wednesdays.

Crabtree’s Blueberries – highbush blueberries
703 Bridgton Road, Sebago, ME 04029-3344. Phone: 207-787-2730. Fax 207-787-2531. Email crabtree@crabcoll.com . Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am till 2:00 pm, open mid-July till end of September or later. Pick your own large juicy highbush blueberries. Shaded picnic tables. Sebago Lake area. Call or visit web site for directions and information. Route 107, 1.5 mile north of Sebago Town hall, Sebago, Maine.

Maple Springs Farm – Pick your own flowers and raspberries.
808 Maple Ridge Road, Harrison, ME 04040. Phone: 207-583-4698. Email: maplespringfarm@yahoo.com . Open: June 20 through October 1, Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Directions: Atop beautiful Maple Ridge with scenic views of the Oxford Hills. Environmentally sensitive farming methods produce beautiful, tasty crops in carefully tended, easily accessible beds.

Get out and enjoy the season! For all of your Real Estate needs, call us anytime at 207-693-5200 and our Anne Plummer & Associates homepage is:

www.mainerealestate.me

Summer Vacation Time

Area event reminders:
Today Sunday the 19th in Bridgton is Art in the Park, you can enjoy some great crafts and talented artisans along with always delicious and priced-right St. Peters BBQ food.

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-> Thursday night July. 23rd don’t forget the Fireworks to kick off Casco Days Weekend.
-> Naples For The Arts (dot org) the Naples Art Walk is this coming Saturday July 25th.
-> For more on fireworks in the region, the Naples Art Walk, and The Casco Days celebration this coming weekend, please scroll down to last weeks blog for more details.
This time of year is when many families and individuals start taking full weeks off from work to enjoy summertime fun together. Day Trips to area water parks and fun parks are always popular for those with kids or those of us blessed to be kids at heart: Nearby Windham’s Seacoast Fun Park is a popular destination and they have expanded their facilities recently

http://www.seacoastadventure.com/

to not only further support their attractions such as the Sky Swing, Adventure Golf, Go Carts and sliding, their new “base lodge” is supporting some great local and regional music acts. Here’s the link to the schedule at the new Deck House Sports Tavern:

http://www.seacoastadventure.com/deck-house-sports-tavern/

As many families take time to enjoy their lakefront, waterfront, lake access and water access properties here in the Maine Lakes Region, everyone who works here at Anne Plummer & Associates wants you to be able to enjoy your summer vacation time with the best possible spots on earth here in the Lakes Region if you are looking to own. If you are thinking about selling your property, there has rarely been a better time to reap the rewards of your investment as many properties are going for asking price, and swifty. Whatever we can do to help you best enjoy this summer of 2015: Give is a call we would love to hear from you!

Upcoming Area Summer Fun

As the shadows of the many 4th of July Fireworks shows here in the region fade, if you like fireworks you are in luck due to many other upcoming events here in the state, with some taking place right here in our Maine Lakes Region area! Nearby, on Thursday night July 23rd the Casco Firemen’s Association sponsors the next nearest show, a large Fireworks Display to help kick-off Casco Days, which is a multi-day festival that includes a MidWay with rides and games, and this area festival is gaining popularity and attendance numbers each year.
Go here to learn more about Casco Days and to see this years schedule, and the waterfront Fireworks display that again, is Thursday night to start the festival:

http://cascodays.com/schedule/

For those of you who want to be “in the know” and who love Fireworks, here is the place to see a list of every Fireworks display taking place in the State of Maine this year:

http://pfr.informe.org/almsonline/almsquery/(X(1)S(iv3bf2fys2uucu5tuuq5d4en))/SearchEvent.aspx?board=5022&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Just enter 12/31/15 in the end date field a Voilà, you can scroll and note the list, time, date, exact location, and sponsoring party of every fireworks display in the State for the remainder of 2015.

Also that weekend on Saturday July 25th, make sure that you plan time to come by, visit, maybe have lunch, and at least walk along the Naples causeway sometime between 9am-5pm that day to wonder-at the amazing talents, and to enjoy – and maybe take something home from – the Naples Art Walk and Fine Arts and Crafts Show this year. There is a hopefully not needed rain-date as a placeholder for the next day, July 26th, should the weather look unfavorable for this years event on the 25th.

http://www.naplesforthearts.com/

There is a lot going on so get out and enjoy it!

Providing Helpful Area Information

To the many of you who may be here for the long 4th of July weekend and might be spending an extrnded stay here in the Maine Lakes Region, on behalf of everyone here at Ann Plummer & Associates: Welcome! The topic this week is Recreation due to the predicted delightful weather, and please enjoy within some tips on how and where to get out and enjoy the area!
Hiking is a great simple way to enjoy the region. Theses links will assist you:

http://www.mainetrailfinder.com/

http://mainelakesandmountains.com/theme/hiking/vtm0D50FF690720A6D92

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/index.shtml

http://maineaudubon.org/

http://www.hikenewengland.com/LegendME.html

There is a great hike of easy to medium difficulty just up route 85 that takes you up Rattlesnake Mt. Plan on just under an hour up, a bit less on the way back down.

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Many enjoy Golf, and this interactive map will help you to find and enjoy nearby courses:

http://www.themainegolftrail.com/map-of-courses/southern-maine-golf-courses/

If you own a boat and need something before you put it in the water, or maybe you would like to rent a craft for a period of time, there are many marinas and facilities in the area to help you. We have put together this list for you:

http://www.mainerealestate.me/marinas.html

For Sporting Camps, Campgrounds,
Lodging, Outfitters, Guide services,
Outdoor Gear, more Marina assistance, Dining and more, this State if Maine web link is helpful:
http://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/opportunities/resources_sebagolakes.htm

For all of your Real Estate needs please call us, and visit us here online:

http://mainerealestate.me/

And Happy Summer everyone!