Town of Belgrade Maine Official Website

Belgrade is located just a few miles northwest of Maine's capital city, Augusta. Our current population is estimated to be about 4,000 year-round citizens, and that number nearly doubles when non-residents arrive to spend the summer months at their cottages.

The first settlers came to Belgrade in 1774, and the Town was incorporated in 1796. In the early days, most of its citizens earned a living by farming or working in its several grist and lumber mills. Gradually, however, residents started commuting to nearby cities for employment.  There is only one working farm remaining in Belgrade, and the town has become what many call a "bedroom community" composed of people who reside here but who work elsewhere. Employment in town is limited, with two lumber companies and a manufacturer of concrete products employing most locals. Small businesses such as restaurants and country stores provide a few year-round jobs, with rental cottages, boys/girls camps, marinas and a golf course adding part-time positions in the summer.

Belgrade covers about sixty square miles, with a large part of this area composed of lakes, streams and wetlands. Its five lakes and their inlet/outlet streams offer several species of fish for those who enjoy fishing, plenty of water surface for boaters, and excellent opportunities for those people interested in bird watching. With our forest acreage expanding, as former farmland reverts to tree growth, deer, moose and birds have become more plentiful for people to enjoy. There is a new 18-hole golf course, just south of Belgrade Lakes Village, with entrance from the West Road.

 

Recent Announcements

  • Untitled Post October 12, 2014                                                             Dear Members of the Belgrade Historical Society, Don’t forget that our last program of 2014 will be held at the Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2014, 11:53 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Skinner Benefit Dinner   A heartfelt thank you to the many folks who generously contributed to make the John Skinner Benefit Fund a huge success.  We would also like to extend a special thank ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 7:25 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Belgrade Historical Society announces their new website The BHS website has been launched and is ready for viewing at www.BelgradeHistoricalSociety.org. So many of the wonderful photographs displayed on the website were made available by a ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 5:17 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • NEWS UPDATES Below are the meeting mintues of the MDOT Preliminary Public Hearing on the Improvements to Rt. 27, held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Center For All Seasons .
    Posted Sep 24, 2014, 8:02 AM by Admin Belgrade
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