Welcome to Stetson...
Welcome to Stetson, Maine! A small town with just over 1,000 residents, Stetson has always taken pride in its strong rural character. Located 17 miles west of Bangor, people originally came to settle here because of the scenic beauty, excellent farmland after it was cleared, and an abundance of lumber. Natural resources including forestland, abundant wildlife, wetlands, water resources and unique natural areas contribute greatly to the quality of life. At six miles square, Stetson continues to provide open space and recreational activities such as fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, canoeing, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Pleasant Lake, located entirely within the town's borders, is a scenic 798 acre lake known for its excellent fishing and clean water. A scattering of camps and homes around its seven miles of shoreline have not detracted from its beauty or character. A second source of community pride is our historic Stetson Meetinghouse. Located in the center village, this beautiful building continues to serve as a gathering place for town meetings, public functions and community dinners.
While Bangor is the economic/employment center of the area, Stetson has taken on the identity of a bedroom - type community. Although experiencing moderate population growth, the town continues to maintain a rural, relaxed, yet active community atmosphere. Town government has always had the good fortune to have strong and conscientious leadership. Stetson has a history of fiscal responsibility, a relatively stable tax rate and maintains a capacity for growth. While welcoming such growth, Stetson continues to encourage safeguards and goals for protecting its natural resources and quality of life features well into the future.
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Greetings from your Board of Selectpersons,
Can you believe that Fall is already upon us? We anticipate it will be spectacular
here in Stetson with all the beautiful colors of our trees.
We have a lot going on in town. The new Town Office Building Complex has new
siding and work is nearing completion in the Town Office area. We will “hopefully” be
up there late this fall. Heat pumps have been approved and TDS will be running lines so
all the computers will be running at full capacity.
The all-purpose room will be able to be used for events – Veteran’s suppers, game
day, etc., so it will be a busy place.
The sand and salt bid has been awarded so we should have all our sand & salt
delivered in the next two weeks. Hopefully we ordered enough so we won’t have to
Board of Selectmen