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 The Belgrade Historical Society will be holding a Summer Fair on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 10 am to 4 p.m. The purpose of the fair is to celebrate ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2015, 9:10 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Untitled Post Seasonal Residents Meeting - Wednesday, August 3, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. at the Center For All Seasons. This meeting is an opportunity for our seasonal non-residents to ask questions ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2015, 8:00 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Artisan Show August 2nd Sunday, August 2nd from 9am - 3pm Belgrade Lakeside Artisan Show at the Belgrade Center for All Seasons.  Boat Shuttle between the Center and the Village provided by Belgrade Boat Shop ...
    Posted Jul 16, 2015, 12:00 PM by Admin Belgrade
  • Economic and Community Development Committee- Looking for Volunteers The Town is looking for people to join a "new" municipal committee; The Economic and Community Development Committee.  This committee will be charged with moving forward the goals of the ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2015, 12:41 PM by Admin Belgrade
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