The Belgrade Lakes Region is located just a few miles northwest of Maine's capital city of Augusta and is central Maine's premier lake area for recreation, relaxation and outdoor activities. The scenic streams and chain of seven fresh water lakes are ideal for observing panoramic views of fields and the areas rolling hills.
One of the area's most popular lookouts is atop Blueberry Hill. The location provides a one-of-a-kind scenic lookout for great views of Long Pond, Great Pond and Belgrade Lakes Village. Lakes in the region range from 500 to 8,000 acres and the area is home to Maine wildlife including deer, moose and magnificent birds.
In the warmer months (May-October) the many local parks provide spectacular conditions for boating or swimming and a variety of other water sports. There are also numerous well-defined trails around the lakes that lead hikers to rewarding breathtaking views or a quiet picnic spot.
All the lakes have state-maintained boat launches for easy accessibility and open water fishing and ice fishing is permitted. The waters feature Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Perch, Pickerel and Northern Pike. Fishing regulations will vary and a fishing license is required. Anglers should visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website for more information.
In the fall, the Belgrade Lakes region becomes a popular destination for leaf peeping and golfers to play their final rounds of the season at the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. In 2010, Golf Digest magazine named Belgrade's 18-hole championship course the "best golf course in the state."