Information about alewives is from the 2022 Maine Alewife Trail Map, produced by Maine Rivers, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the health of our river systems. Learn more and download the map at

40 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

40 PLEASANT STREET, Brunswick — $787,000
4 beds, 2.5 baths, 3,000 SF

This nice looking 1930s home is blocks from Maine Street and the Brunswick Dam fish-way on the Androscoggin River, where a see-through panel lets you to watch the fish pass over the dam. Back at the house, you’ll find wide, fine trimmed archways, an updat-ed kitchen, second story sunroom, and a one car detached garage. Heat pumps for each floor, high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. Open house tomorrow, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Listed by Jean-Jacques Dodet, Keller Williams Realty. See the full listing.

104 Dam Road, Vassalboro. Listed for sale in May, 2023.

104 DAM ROAD, Vassalboro — $450,000
2 beds, 1 bath, 906 SF

This classic cottage enjoys 175 feet of frontage on Webber Pond, the destination for alewives coming up the Kennebec River, and it is located less than a half mile from the fish ladder at the dam. According to Maine Rivers, “this is a great place to see a medium size run and has good access.” The house may need a cosmetic update, but the listing includes two lots—the home on 1.21 acres and a .68 acre abutting lot for added privacy. Listed by Lori Dube, Sprague & Curtis Real Estate. See the full listing.

5 Carter Woods, Bradley. Listed for sale in May, 2023.

5 CARTER WOODS, Bradley — $349,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,978 SF

Just across the river from Orono, this elevated ranch is a ten-minute drive from Chemo Lake, the end point for alewives traveling the Penobscot River. Here, the nonprofit Maine Forest and Logging Museum collaborated with the Atlantic Salmon Federation to install a fish ladder where visitors can view the fishway for a fee. Home highlights include a fenced-in yard, above ground pool, and a skylighted open kitchen. Listed by Timothy Bush & Rachel Cousins with Nexthome Experince. See the full listing.

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