An activity at Pine Island Camp, a boys summer camp in Maine.

Directions and Places To Stay

Directions

From the south: Take I-95 or I-295 north to Augusta. Take the Belgrade exit (Exit 112B), and follow Routes 8, 11, and 27 north. Make a right turn off of 27 onto Routes 8 & 11 toward Oakland. Where 8 & 11 split (at the wooden "Welcome to North Belgrade" sign), the camp road is immediately to the left and plainly marked. You will make the left turn for Route 8, but you will not travel up Route 8 at all; simply cross over the end of Route 8 to reach the camp road. Please show extreme caution at this intersection. Follow the camp road to where it ends at the lake (about one mile) and you're there!

From the north: Take I-95 south. Take the Oakland/Waterville exit (Exit 127). At the end of the ramp, go right toward Oakland. In Oakland, follow signs for Route 11 south. Take a right off of Route 11 at the turnoff for Route 8, but do not travel up Route 8 at all. Simply cross over the end of Route 8 to reach the camp road, which is located right at the intersection of Routes 8 & 11 and plainly marked. Please show extreme caution at this intersection. Follow the camp road to where it ends at the lake (about one mile) and you're there!

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Places To Stay in the Belgrade Lakes Area

Inns & Bed and Breakfasts

The Village Inn, 157 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes 04918. 207-495-3553. www.villageinnandtavern.com. One- and two-bedroom suites in the heart of Belgrade Lakes Village.

Wing's Hill Inn, PO Box 386, Belgrade Lakes 04918. www.wingshillinn.com. 866-495-2400. B&B with 8 rooms (all with private bath) located at north end of Belgrade Lakes Village. Full breakfast.

The Pressey House, 32 Belgrade Road, Oakland 04963. 207-465-3500. www.presseyhouse.com. B&B located on Lake Messalonskee in Oakland, the nearest town to PIC. Five suites with bedroom, bath, kitchenette & living room. Boats available.

Partridge Cottage, PO Box 139, Belgrade Lakes, ME. 207-495-3864. Two rooms right in the Village, overlooking Long Pond.

The Pleasant Street Inn, 84 Pleasant Street, Waterville 04901.  207-680-2515.  www.84pleasantstreet.com.  A B&B in downtown Waterville.

The Stone Turret B & B, 17c Lincoln Avenue, Gardiner 04345. 207-319-4010. www.thestoneturret.com. New B&B about 40 minutes south of Pine Island.

Motels

Comfort Inn, 281 Civic Center Drive, Augusta 04330. 207-623-1000. www.comfortinn.com. Convenient for people traveling to PIC from the south; located right at Belgrade exit off I-95.

Best Western Plus Civic Center, 110 Community Drive, Augusta 04330. 207-662-4751. http://www.augustaciviccenterinn.com/. Also located right off the Belgrade exit.

Holiday Inn Express, 332 Main Street, Waterville 04901. 207-873-2777. https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/waterville/wvlex/hoteldetail. Located at second Waterville exit (north of PIC).

Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville 04901. 207-873-0400. www.hamptoninn.com. Located at first Waterville exit (a little closer to PIC). Probably the best motel option in Waterville.

Fireside Inn and Suites, 376 Main Street, Waterville 04901. 207-873-3335. www.firesideinnwaterville.com. Located at second Waterville exit (north of PIC).

Best Western Plus Waterville, 375 Upper Main Street, Waterville 04901. 207-873-0111. www.watervillemainehotel.com. Indoor heated pool, sauna, fitness room. Located at second Waterville exit (north of PIC).

Best Western Senator Inn, 284 Western Avenue, Augusta 04330. 877-772-2224. www.senatorinn.com. Located right off exit 30, southernmost Augusta exit. Spa, sauna.

Camps and Cabins (usually booked by the week, but daily rentals may be possible)

Whisperwood Lodge & Cottages, 103 Taylor Woods Road, Belgrade 04917. 207-465-3983. www.whisperwoodlodge.com. Eleven cabins, each with heat, woodstove and refrigerator. On Salmon Lake not far from PIC. Three meals a day in central dining room. Boat rentals available.

Belgrade Lakes Four Season Cottages, PO Box 441, Pinkham Cove, Belgrade 04917. 207-495-9217. www.belgradecottages.com. Daily or weekly accommodations.

Alden Camps, 3 Alden Camps Cove, Oakland 04963. 207-465-7703. www.aldencamps.com.  Three meals a day in central dining room, daily housekeeping service. Excellent food, beautiful setting, nice rustic cottages. Located on East Pond near PIC.

Castle Island Camps, 441 Castle Island Road, Belgrade, ME 04917. 207-495-3312. www.castleislandcamps.com. Three meals a day in central dining room, daily housekeeping service. Linens provided. Located on Long Pond not far from Belgrade Lakes Village.

Taconnet on Great Pond, Box HC75, Belgrade Lakes 04918. 800-588-7024. www.taconnetongreatpond.com. Fifteen cottages on small island, each with kitchenette and dock, canoe. Linens and housekeeping provided. Three meals a day in lodge. Tennis.

Private Cottage Rentals (weekly rentals on all lakes in the area)

Belgrade Reservation Center. 207-495-2104. www.belgraderental.com.

Belgrade Vacation Rentals. 800-760-1503. www.belgradevacationrentals.com.

Dog Hotel

Willow Run: Bed, Biscuit & Bath. A Country Inn for Dogs. 1761 Augusta Road, Route 27, Belgrade, Maine 04917. 207-495-3596. www.willowrunfordogs.com. Great dog hotel for familes traveling with their pups.

Belgrade Lakes Area Information

Website for information about the Belgrade Lakes area and additional lodging options: www.belgradelakesmaine.com