Tips on Lake Side Zoning Regulations

Most lakes and ponds are considered “wetlands” and therefore fall under the Wetlands Protection Act. Each town has its own interpretation of this Law in their zoning regulations, therefore you (or your buyer’s agent) need to find out the particulars of the property you are considering purchasing. Here are some general guidelines (applicable to many states […]

Plan Your Summer Vacation at These New England Lakeside Resorts

New England lakeside resorts offer luxury lodgings to rustic cottages for vacations, skiing, foliage, and more. By VisitNewEngland.com. Lake resorts — from rustic to luxurious — can be found on the famous lakes of New England, include Lake Winnipesaukee, the Squam lakes, and Purity Lake in New Hampshire; Sebago Lake in Maine; Lake Champlain and […]

Cool Off at These Summer Lake Side Escapes

Testing the waters across New England, we uncover nine beauties worth their salt—or lack thereof…by BostonMagazine.com. The coast is fine, if you’re into jellyfish, lugging around your own shade, and paying peak-season super-premiums for overnights. But we’re thinking that this is the summer to bag the ocean in favor of New England’s other liquid attractions—namely, […]

Buying a Lakefront Home in the Winter, 3 Tips

Is snow and ice covering your lakefront dreams? Don’t let that discourage you from buying a lakefront home in one of the best times of the year. But how do you know that the shoreline conditions are? How deep is the water? Are there aquatic weeds? What does the yard look like? Follow these 3 […]

Lake Ice Safety Tips From MEMA

Stay safe this winter on your lakefront property. Follow these great tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: Never go onto the ice alone. A friend may be able to rescue you or go for help if you fall through the ice.  Always keep your pets on a leash.  If a pet falls through the […]

Soak in Your Lakeside Hot Tub to Increase Mobility

If you are one of the 46 million Americans affected by arthritis, soaking in your lakeside hot tub spa can help ease your pain by helping to reduce joint inflammation and increase mobility. Soaking in warm water is one of the oldest forms of medicine, and there’s good reason why this practice has stood the test of […]

Simple Tips to Keep Your Lake Healthy

A Buffer of Native Plants Preserving a natural buffer of native plants is one of the best ways to protect a lake. Shoreline plants filter sediment and chemicals from runoff, provide food and shelter for fish and wildlife and can slow or prevent shoreline erosion. Shade from overhanging shrubs and trees can keep waters cool […]

Stand Up Paddleboarding 101: Learning the Basics

Stand up paddleboarding is quickly becoming one of the most popular water sports. To take your shot at this unique pursuit, there’s a few basics you’ll need to get down. The first step to becoming a better paddleboarder is accepting that you will most likely fall. Balance will come with a dedicated mindset and enough […]