Sparkling Messalonskee Lake in Maine’s Belgrade Lakes Chain
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
Lakefront property on Messalonskee Lake offers the perfect getaway for a vacation home on crystal clear water. Messalonskee Lake is the second largest body of water in the famed Belgrade Chain of Lakes. Search for lakefront properties on Messalonskee Lake This 3,510 acre lake with a maximum depth of 113 feet and a mean depth of 33 feet is officially named Messalonskee Lake, but is also known as Snow Pond. That name is for Philip Snow who hunted in the area around the lake during the mid-1700s and later moved his family here. Because the lake is 9 miles long, it is also sometimes referred to as Nine Mile Pond. The water quality of Messalonskee Lake is listed as average. Gilliam Johnston, volunteer water quality monitor and Vice President of the Snow Pond/Messalonskee Lake Association rep...