Belgrade Area Lakes

Lakes & Ponds in the Belgrade Lakes Region


Great Pond

Where: Belgrade and Rome
Size: 8,239 acres
Depth: 69 ft.
Fishing: Salmon, brook trout, brown trout, small and large mouth bass, smelt, pickerel, northern pike, white perch

Great Pond Maine

Great Pond is one of the larger lakes in the Belgrade Lake system. North of Belgrade Lakes village, Great Pond is separated from Long Pond by a mountain called simply “The Mountain.” Known for its massive size, vacation rentals, and fishing, this lake delivers the best of waterfront living in Kennebec County, Maine.

There are two large islands located on the lake, Hoyt Island and Chute Island. These two land masses offer a place for fishing additional shoreline and more homes.

Great Pond real estate varies in size and usage. Some people find that renting their homes out during the summer is a great way to make additional income, while others prefer to live in their homes year-round enjoying the lakefront living. Homes vary from small 2-bedroom homes to larger 5+ bedroom homes.
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Long Pond

Where: Belgrade, Mt. Vernon, Rome
Size: 2,714 acres
Depth: 106 ft.
Fishing: Salmon, brook trout, brown trout, small and large mouth bass, smelt, pickerel, northern pike, white perch

Long Pond Maine aerial view

Long Pond is one of the larger bodies of water in the Belgrade Lakes system; with more than 2,500 acres, there is plenty of room for fishing, boating, and water skiing. From the north end of the pond, there is easy water access to the town of Belgrade Lakes for shopping and dining.

Long Pond real estate typically consists of single-family lakefront homes, though there are numerous seasonal cottages and weekend homes that are used in the summer months.
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Messalonskee Lake

Where: Belgrade, Oakland, Sidney
Size: 3,510 acres
Depth: 113 ft.
Fishing: Salmon, brook trout, small and large mouth bass, smelt, pickerel, northern pike

Messalonskee Lake Maine aerial view

Located east of Belgrade Lakes village, Messalonskee Lake offers its residents year-round waterfront enjoyment. The lake is about 9 miles long and is relatively skinny in proportion. Known to Maine locals as Snow Pond, if offers summer activities such as water skiing, fishing and boating — the lake is known for great fishing and lots wildlife including loons, ducks, and bald eagles.

The layout of the lake is angled in a north-western direction lengthwise, allowing for sunset and sunrise views. The lake has a wooded shoreline offering shade in the summer months, perfect for relaxing.

Messalonskee Lake waterfront homes for sale vary in price and style, from traditional single-family homes to large vacation cabins. Prices also vary depending on the size and style of the home, and the amount of water frontage. A majority of the homes include a dock and are well shaded.
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North Pond

Where: Mercer, Smithfield, Rome
Size: 2,225 acres
Depth: 20 ft.
Fishing: Brown trout, large and small mouth bass, white perch, pickerel, American eel

North Pond Maine

Maine’s North Pond is part of the Belgrade Lakes system, known for its great fishing and lifestyle offerings; it has a smaller pond attached to it called Little North Pond.

Real estate on North Pond can vary in price, size and usage. Many year-round residents enjoy the summer months on the lake, fishing, swimming and boating. In the winter, the lake offers ice fishing, skating and snowmobiling. North Pond is a spring-fed lake though, so make sure to know the areas that are safe for winter activities.
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East Pond

Where: Oakland, Smithfield
Size: 1,823 acres
Depth: 27 ft.
Fishing: Brown trout, large and small mouth bass, white perch, pickerel, smelt

East Pond, Maine, aerial view
Maine’s East Pond, located in the towns of Oakland and Smithfield, is a choice destination for sportsmen and women; each year trophy fish are caught in this pond.

Located near the Belgrade Lakes system, East Pond is a sought after waterfront location with a mix of permanent residences and vacation cottages — homes listed are often sold quickly.
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Salmon Lake

Where: Oakland and Belgrade
Size: 666 acres
Depth: 57 ft.
Fishing: Brook trout, brown trout, small and large mouth bass, pickerel, white perch

Salmon Lake Maine aerial view

Just east of Great Pond you will find Salmon Lake, another body of water in Maine’s Belgrade Lake system. Salmon Lake is known for an abundance of wildlife – both on the land and in the water. Located on the lake are vacation cabins, year-round homes, cottage rentals and public access ports.

This lake offers summer activities that include fishing, swimming and boating. Since Salmon Lake connects with both McGrath and Ellis Pond, homeowners can enjoy all three bodies of water.

Salmon Lake real estate varies in price and size.
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McGrath Pond

Where: Oakland
Size: 486 acres
Depth: 27 ft.
Fishing: Brook trout, brown trout, small and large mouth bass, pickerel, white perch, eel

McGrath Pond Maine aerial view

McGrath Pond, in Oakland, Maine, is part of the Belgrade Lakes system, connecting directly with the northern side of Salmon Lake. This pond offers many attractions, including the 30-acre Pleasant Point Park that allows public access to the lake and has a day-use area and baseball field.

McGrath Pond real estate varies in price, size and usage. Although mostly home to year-round residents, the lake also offers homes that are used as vacation spots or cabin rentals. There is also a summer day camp, Camp Tracy, located on McGrath Pond.
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Parker Pond

Where: Fayette and Vienna
Size: 1,610 acres
Depth: 76 ft.
Fishing: Salmon, small mouth bass, smelt, cusk

Parker Pond Maine aerial view

Parker Pond is located in the Belgrade Lake system in Kennebec County. The lake is known for its expansive size and is speckled with large and small islands, perfect for exploring or fishing from their shores.
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Flying Pond

Where: Mt. Vernon
Size: 360 acres
Depth: 80 ft.
Fishing: Brook trout, brown trout, small and large mouth bass, pickerel, cusk, eel

Flying Pond Maine aerial view

Just west of Belgrade lies the town of Mount Vernon, home to Flying Pond. The pond has a number of islands that are great places to fish or explore. This all-sports lake allows jet skis and is great for swimming.

Each of the Flying Pond homes for sale benefits from close proximity to the Vienna Town Park and other culturally significant places.
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Lovejoy Pond

Where: Albion
Size: 324 acres
Depth: 32 ft.
Fishing: Small and large mouth bass, white perch, pickerel

Lovejoy Pond, Maine

Lovejoy Pond, Maine, is set amongst the rolling hills and picturesque farmland of Albion, Maine. The pond is a mile and a half long and one mile wide, and empties into Fifteen Mile River. Albion has a population of just fewer than 2,000. Located just a fifteen minute drive to Waterville, home of Colby College. And in 45 minutes, you’ll find yourself approaching coastal towns, including Belfast.

Most of the time while you’re kayaking or canoeing the 4.2 perimeter of this tranquil pond you’ll feel like you have the entire pond to yourself, you and the bald eagles, loons, cormorants, osprey, heron and kingfishers.
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Echo Lake

Where: Fayette, Mt. Vernon, Readfield
Size: 1,185 acres
Depth: 117 ft.
Fishing: Togue, brook trout, splake, small and large mouth bass, white perch, pickerel, cusk

Echo Lake Maine aerial view

Known for its horseshoe shape, Echo Lake offers its homeowners ample opportunities to enjoy all sorts of activities like water skiing and fishing, and in the winter, ice skating and ice fishing. Located just south of the small town of Mount Vernon, Echo Lake is the perfect example of Maine lakefront living. Homes on the peninsula enjoy Maine’s famous sunsets and sunrises.

Echo Lake homes for sale range from single family homes to vacation cottages. The prices also vary depending on style and size.
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Minnehonk Lake

Where: Mt. Vernon
Size: 99 acres
Depth: 73 ft.
Fishing: Splake, brook trout, small and large mouth bass, eel, smelt

Minnehonk Lake aerial view

Minnehonk Lake is part of the Belgrade Lakes system. Though it’s a smaller lake, residents can enjoy access to the lake via their back yards and docks. For the public, there are plenty of opportunities to fish from the shore, along with a boat launch located in the town of Mount Vernon at the northern end of the lake that also includes a café & lodging.

Since the lake runs lengthwise north and south, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a beautiful Maine sunset or sunrise. The southern section of the lake is surrounded by wooded lots for relaxing.
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Watson Pond

Where: Rome
Size: 66 acres
Depth: 24 ft.
Fishing: Trout, small mouth bass, pickerel, white perch

Watson Pond Maine aerial view

Maine’s Watson Pond is located in Kennebec County and is part of the Belgrade Lakes system. Small in size, it’s a shallow lake reaching depths of about 24 feet but provides great fishing for its residents.

Watson Pond real estate consists of mostly single-family homes, though some are rented out for seasonal enjoyment. The lakefront homes range in price and size (most are 2-4 bedroom), and all have a great view of Maine sunsets or sunrises.
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Androscoggin Lake

Where: Leeds and Wayne
Size: 3,826 acres
Depth: 38 ft.
Fishing: Brown trout, small and large mouth bass, pickerel, American eel

Androscoggin Lake Maine aerial view

Maine’s Androscoggin Lake is part of the Belgrade lake system, located southwest of the town of Belgrade in Leeds. This is a large, sparsely developed, all-sports lake so home owners and visitors alike can enjoy the summer activities of water skiing, fishing, and boating (jet skis and speed boats aren’t allowed, however). It’s known for its shallow waters, sandy beaches and warmer temperatures in the summer, a draw for those who love to swim.

Real estate on Androscoggin Lake varies in price, size and usage. There are many year-round homes, but there are also smaller cabins and cottages used for lakeside vacations.
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Hamilton Pond

Where: Belgrade
Size: 19 acres
Depth: 38 ft.
Fishing: Pickerel, hornpout

Hamilton Pond Maine aerial view

Hamilton Pond, Maine is part of the Belgrade Lake system. One of the smaller lakes in the chain, this lake offers some fishing and has only a few private residences — its shallow depth means that the fishing is limited.
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Torsey Lake

Where: Mt. Vernon, Readfield
Size: 770 acres
Depth: 45 ft.
Fishing: Small mouth bass, pickerel, hornpout, white perch

Torsey Lake Maine aerial view

Located just east of Echo Lake, Torsey Lake (or Torsey Pond) is part of the Belgrade Lakes system in Kennebec County and is a medium-sized lake that offers all-sports access including swimming, water skiing, and fishing. Torsey Pond isn’t a very deep lake, with the maximum depth only about 45 feet, but fish are abundant. The town of Mount Vernon lies a few miles north.

The lake offers its owners a chance of secluded lake access and a quiet lifestyle, perfect for hammocks in the summer time. Torsey Lake homes for sale range in price, size, and use. There are a number of year-round residences, as well as cabins and vacation homes.
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Taylor Pond

Where: Mt. Vernon
Size: 66 acres
Depth: 15 ft.
Fishing: Small and large mouth bass, pickerel, northern pike

Taylor Pond aerial view

Taylor Pond is part of the Belgrade Lakes system and is sparsely populated compared to other lakes in the area. The lake is formed by a dam found on the southern section of the lake that separates Taylor Pond from Echo Lake. There is a public access point that allows boaters to launch in either of the lakes.

Lakefront homes for sale on Taylor Pond are often single-family homes and not the traditional vacation cottages found elsewhere in the area.
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Maranacook Lake

Where: Readfield, Winthrop
Size: 1,673 acres
Depth: 118 ft.
Fishing: Brown trout, lake trout, small and large mouth bass, smelt, pickerel, white perch

Maranacook Lake Maine aerial view

Maranacook Lake has two basins, both with public boat launches. Homes for sale on Maranacook vary from summer cabins, to year-round residences. The lake has a few islands that are great spots for fishing or stopping to explore.
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Cobbossee Lake

Where: Winthrop
Size: 5,543 acres
Depth: 110 ft.
Fishing: Brown trout, small and large mouth bass, pickerel, white and yellow perch

Cobbossee Lake Maine view

Cobbossee Lake (also known as Cobbosseecontee Lake) is one of the larger lakes in the area and has all-sports coverage. The lake is known for having more than 60 miles of picturesque shoreline and its many islands. It’s conveniently located seconds away from Winthrop, Maine, a historic city known for its friendly atmosphere and summer activities, and is also bordered by the towns of Manchester, Monmouth, Litchfield, and West Gardiner.

Homes for sale on Cobbossee Lake range from small lakefront cabins to larger homes for year-round lakeshore living.
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China Lake

Where: China
Size: 3,845 acres
Depth: 85 ft.
Fishing: Brook trout, brown trout, small and large mouth bass, pickerel, white perch

China Lake aerial view

China Lake is known for its rural beauty and its location near historic farmlands. The lake is named after the town it is located in, which is actually composed of 4 smaller villages—China Village, South China, Weeks Mills, and Branch Mills.

Homes for sale on China Lake range from smaller waterfront cottages to larger single family homes.
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