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

  • Christmas Hours ON DECEMBER 24TH THE TOWN OFFICE WILL CLOSE AT 1 P.M. AND THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON DECEMBER 25TH & 26TH IN HONOR OF CHRISTMAS   
    Posted by Admin Belgrade
  • CMP OUTAGE CMP PLANNED POWER OUTAGE FOR BELGRADETHE POWER OUTAGE IS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 13 TH, SATURDAY   12:01 AMTHE OUTAGE SCHEDULED FOR THREE HOURS OR LONGER FOR AN UPGRADE ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 7:12 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Efficiency Maine Home Energy Loans The town of Belgrade has recieved a flyer offering Home Energy Loans through Efficiency Maine.  These loans are low interest rate loans.  Below is the additonal information and the contact ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2014, 9:08 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
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