Land in Maine is cheap, low cost but when you add a waterfront element, the price goes up depending on the size of the ME lake, river, pond, ocean or whatever the property borders.
Remember that many ME land properties are near those same lakes, streams, etc and that there are 6000 lakes along in Maine to enjoy.
Any Maine lake over twenty acres has a public landing in theory.
Some ME lakes are a little harder to determine just where exactly the boat landing is but others have a concrete ramp, swimming area and very easy ability to back a boat down in to the water, like Drews Lake.
Make sure if you are coming from down country, out of the state of Maine though that your boat prop does not have a dangling piece of milfoil, the evasive plant that when introduced to a lake, explodes with vegetation.
Soil erosion from improperly built roadways around Maine lakes, ponds, rivers and timber cutting operations miles away in the same watershed for that water body hurt the health of the water resource we need to protect too.
That slip of deadly parasitic milfoil plant brought in on a boat trailer, flown in on a float plane from an infected lake is bad business. It essentially kills the lake, robbing the oxygen levels of the Maine home to all those fish.
The place you like to water ski, kayak, fish and listen to Maine loons on.
Land in Maine. Big supply, low cost and just like a car, the more features you add to the Maine land search criteria, the higher the price.
The factors controlling the price rise include additional road frontage, bigger view, long water frontage, ease of lay of the land building site prep work, quality woods to selectively harvest, clearly surveyed and all with generous, attractive owner financing in place.