Belgrade Lakes Region

Maine's Premiere Inland Resort Area

The Belgrade Lakes Region is known for its seven beautiful lakes, waterside villages, farmlands and wooded areas. Visitors from around the world travel to the area for recreation and a relaxing getaway. As the premier inland resort area, you can expect a family oriented, serene atmosphere and beautiful scenery.

Seven Unique Lakes

The Belgrade Lakes are made up of seven bodies of water, all connected by brooks, streams and dams. The chain includes:

  • Great Pond
  • Long Pond
  • Snow Pond (aka Messalonskee Lake)
  • East Pond
  • North Pond
  • McGrath Pond
  • Salmon Lake

Activities for all Seasons!

The Belgrade Lakes offer year-round family friendly activities that attract vacationers from all over the world. We have many traditional events you can expect when you come to visit! :



4th of July Celebration

  • Parade
  • Fireworks
  • Fishing Derby
  • Road Race
  • Canoe Race
  • Music Festival
  • Fairs
  • Auctions

1st Saturday in August

The first Saturday in August brings the Bean Hole Supper and a Loon Calling Contest. The Belgrade Fire Department bakes the most fabulous beans in cast iron pots buried overnight in hot coals. Immediately after the supper, proceed to the dam between Great & Long Ponds in Belgrade Lakes Village and hear a call of loons like you have never heard before. All ages welcome.



Fall brings Octoberfest on Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. Summer may have come to an end, but this is a day to celebrate everything that fall has to offer: tractor drawn hay rides, pumpkin carving, chili tasting contest, German music and much more.


Christmas Stroll

Winter brings the Christmas Stroll on the first Saturday in December. On this evening of holiday magic, hundreds of luminaries line the street in Belgrade Lakes Village. You can also enjoy horse drawn wagon rides with carolers and hot cider and refreshments at area shops. Visit with Santa and have a warm, hearty meal at one of the Village restaurants.


As the warm weather arrives in the region, the sparkling waters of the Belgrade Lakes beckon. Listen to the call of Loons and watch a mother duck paddle into a cove with a line of ducklings behind her as a sailboat silently glides by. "Relax on Golden Pond," the warm breeze seems to say. Now that you can imagine the setting, come sit along the shoreline and see it for yourself!

Year-round Activities

Climb scenic French’s Mountain or Blueberry Hill, both of which offer spectacular views of the lakes. Both trails start from Watson Pond Road off of Route 27. Also ascend Mount Phillip on Route 225, directly across from Starbird Lane (1.5 miles east of Rome Corner) for views of Great Pond to the south and the Kennebec Highlands to the West. The Kennebec Highlands has 6000 acres containing high peaks, pristine streams, several wetlands and five undeveloped ponds. The area also features miles of rugged trails, old logging roads (most unmarked) and several maintained hiking trails suitable for foot traffic only. There are plenty of places to purchase food and drinks nearby and several fine restaurants in the area. Play a round at the Belgrade Golf Club, and18 hole golf course opened in 1999. It also has spectacular views of the surrounding lakes. Book your tee time at 207-495-GOLF.

Visitors will find nearly every possible aquatic activity taking place on the Belgrade Lakes-- swimming, fishing, canoeing, sailing, wind surfing and water skiing-- yet the lakes never feel crowded. Great Pond and Long Pond are a fisherman's bonanza with northern pike weighing in at 14 to 20 pounds or more as well as white perch, salmon and small-mouthed bass lurking beneath the rippling surface. This area offers something for everyone!

Come to the Belgrade Lakes Region and see what a wonderful vacation area this is!