Oakland, located in the heart of the Belgrade Lakes Region offers a lifestyle and community spirit that residents hold dear to their hearts. With three large lakes, two public parks with waterfront beaches, and one of the finest school systems in the area, Oakland offers a sense of place that many other towns strive for.
The attractiveness of the lakes makes it easy to see why the town has one of the largest concentrations of summer camps for children in all of Maine. Messalonskee Lake, McGrath Pond and East Pond not only offer plenty of opportunities for summertime water recreation, but are known for large Pike, competitive Bass fishing and during the winter months, fast action ice fishing.
Hiking and biking trails crisscross the Town and offer trail experiences for novice to moderate skill levels. Any day of the week, several vehicles can be found parked at the KMD trail head that provides access to the Messalonskee stream trail. In the evenings, groups of mountain bikers can be seen heading out to the Power Line and South Alpine Street trails.
The small quaint downtown has not changed much over the years. The village feel has an addictive nature that allows one to be proud to call Oakland their home town. Every year our Flower Committee cultivates vibrant flowers along Main Street and at our major intersections giving all who travel through and live here just one more thing to look forward to every summer.
A popular 3-day summer celebration named OakFest offers something fun for all ages on the last weekend of July. From a Friday night opening parade and street dance and a Saturday that offers open air markets, kids events, live music and great food to the grand finale of a Triathlon on Sunday is guaranteed to offer something for everyone. Beginning with the summer of 2018, a new and exciting summer music series will be offered at the Oakland Waterfront Park in the town’s newly built Waterfront Gazebo.
From Grand Waterfront homes to single family homes located throughout town to beautifully landscaped homes located along Oakland’s countryside, residential choices are plentiful.
With a new Police Station and an active Fire Department, Oakland remains one of the safest towns to reside in. Great Schools, low crime rates, low taxes and plenty of recreational opportunities makes Oakland a wonderful place to visit, live and raise your family!
Come visit Oakland, relax and maybe stay awhile.