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Belgrade photo credit to Dave DostieBelgrade Lakes ©Dave Dostie PhotographyBelgrade, located 10 miles northwest of Augusta, was incorporated in 1796.

The sixty square miles of the town are largely composed of lakes, streams, and wetlands. Boaters will find plenty of water surface to cruise on from morning to night. For those who enjoy fishing, Belgrade’s bodies of water offer several species of fish, including landlocked salmon, brook trout, and largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Nature lovers will also be delighted by the opportunities to bird watch and spot the many species that call Maine home.

In the summer months, the idyllic town’s population nearly doubles when part-year residents return to their cottages and seasonal camps along the many scenic lakes and streams.


  • Population: 3,189
  • The town is named after Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Writers E.B. White and Ernest Thompson were annual visitors to Belgrade. Thompson’s play On Golden Pond, which was made into the 1981 film of the same name, was inspired by his time spent at Great Pond in Belgrade.
  • Belgrade has one of four water postal routes certified by the U.S. Postal Service and is available to residents of homes on Great Pond during the summer season.

Belgrade Town Office
(207) 495-2258