Today tranquil lakeside living and superb fishing, swimming and watercrafting throughout the Belgrades are complemented by a variety of delightfully local public suppers, handcraft fairs, lake days bingo, music fests, auctions, antiquing, loon-calling contests, bike tours and several good hikes close by.
Within minutes of Pressey House you will find Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, a new public championship 18-hole golf course designed by Clive Clark.
Highlights of a Belgrade summer include the mailboat ride on Great Pond, outdoor concerts at the New England Music Camp on Lake Messalonskee, and cultural and campus events at nearby centers of Waterville, Augusta, Farmington, and Skowhegan. Drive or walk around the beautiful Colby College campus to pick up some college atmosphere. Take a cruise on Messalonskee Lake with Snow Pond Cruises aboard the Snowdrifter II or enjoy an aerial tour with Penobscot Island Air.
Blending the old and the new, the leisurely and the energetic, the rustic and the refined, the Belgrades remain a true memory-making adventure for all who pass through the area, and for the many who return time and again.