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Old 11-28-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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My husband and I are closing on a house in Amity this week. Planning to move there as soon as we sell our house here in Missouri. We are thinking of having a small farm with a few animals. What is a good way to get to know people in a small community? Our oldest son is an adult with cognitive disabilities. We are hoping to help him settle in with us as comfortably as possible.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:54 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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My husband and I are closing on a house in Amity this week. Planning to move there as soon as we sell our house here in Missouri. We are thinking of having a small farm with a few animals. What is a good way to get to know people in a small community? Our oldest son is an adult with cognitive disabilities. We are hoping to help him settle in with us as comfortably as possible.
what can you expect? isolation.its going to be great.
from the sucker town road to walmart in houlton is 23 miles.
this is your closest town with all amenities.
i have a camp on the Lynette rd.this is bear and moose country so buy a good rifle and shot gun.i had the siding tore off my camp a cpl years ago by a bear trying to get in.the winter can be a challenge being so far from every thing.make sure you are well stocked with what ever you need.buy a generator you will need it.all the people in the aria are nice and most will help if you ask.i envy you id love to live there full time.maybe some day.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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It's a very small town and the town office is a historic site. Find a church and you'll soon know everybody. If you don't have a tractor yet, get a very good snow blower.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Shapleigh, ME
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Marcy's husband here, thanks for the replies. Isolation is what we're looking for. Both of us hail from the Northeast, Marcy is from Mass and I'm from upstate NY (Snow Country). Good to hear there is game there. Hoping to come back after a 20 year break in hunting. Shotguns are covered, but looking for a Remington 700 before the move as my only rifle now is my M1 Garand. Also interested in Ice fishing. Is there public access nearby to North or Grand Lakes? Again, thanks for the replies.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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Isolation is not a problem. I can entertain myself pretty much. I also have Kevin, Jay and the puppies for entertainment. Here in Misery, <missouri> my neighbors are very involved in our day to day. It will be great to say goodbye. I lived in Kittery for many years, and my Gram was from Kezar Falls so I understand most of the small town stuff. I am very excited about exploring our new property. I love history and we have already been checking out the history of our little farm to be.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Grand Lake has some of the best ice fishing in the state. Any body of water over 10 acres is classified a "Great Pond" and it's basically state property. The shoreline will probably be privately owned, but you can access and fish the waters if it's opened to fishing. There is no such thing as a private pond in Maine if it's over 10 acres. North and Grand are international waters and have some special regulations, but still open to fish. (the US portion with a Maine license) Make sure you are aware of what is Canadian waters and don't fish there without a Canadian license...

When you get to Amity, volunteer at the Arthur Howell Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and you'll meet all sorts of folks. Here's a link to their website.

Spruce Acres Refuge, Amity, ME
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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thats where we spend most of our time ice fishing.one of the best lakes in the state.
and for summer brook trout go to monument.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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Grand Lake has some of the best ice fishing in the state. Any body of water over 10 acres is classified a "Great Pond" and it's basically state property. The shoreline will probably be privately owned, but you can access and fish the waters if it's opened to fishing. There is no such thing as a private pond in Maine if it's over 10 acres. North and Grand are international waters and have some special regulations, but still open to fish. (the US portion with a Maine license) Make sure you are aware of what is Canadian waters and don't fish there without a Canadian license...

When you get to Amity, volunteer at the Arthur Howell Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and you'll meet all sorts of folks. Here's a link to their website.

Spruce Acres Refuge, Amity, ME
Thanks, we'd love that. I will definitely check out the link. I looked a it once before.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: New England
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Amity is a great little town. My dad grew up there and I spent my summers on my grandfathers farm there growing up. My families farm has been there since the 1800's. There used to be a store on route 1 but that has been gone for several years. The Amity Baptist Church on route 1 is a good place to meet people. Another good place would be the snowmobile club in Linneus, it is quite active and have a lot of members from the area. Went to a wedding reception there not to long ago, good time! Also in Linneus is Granny's Restaurant which has great food and people. We snowmobile there several times on the weekends. Great place to live. Hope you enjoy and best of luck!
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Amity is a great little town. My dad grew up there and I spent my summers on my grandfathers farm there growing up. My families farm has been there since the 1800's. There used to be a store on route 1 but that has been gone for several years. The Amity Baptist Church on route 1 is a good place to meet people. Another good place would be the snowmobile club in Linneus, it is quite active and have a lot of members from the area. Went to a wedding reception there not to long ago, good time! Also in Linneus is Granny's Restaurant which has great food and people. We snowmobile there several times on the weekends. Great place to live. Hope you enjoy and best of luck!
To live in Amity without a snowmobile would be sinful. To go there and not ice fish on East Grand would be sinful also.
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