How do Lakes Freeze?

This article was originally published by NH LAKES. Since early August when New Hampshire’s lakes typically achieve their warmest temperatures, our lakes have been cooling off and starting the freezing process. Here’s how it happens… As the air temperature drops during late-summer, the temperature of the upper layer of the lake drops, too. The cooling […]

Winter Comes Again: Is Your Boat Ready?

Cold weather will be here before you know it. (Sorry!) Here’s what you should be thinking about before putting your boat to bed for its long winter’s nap. By Michael Vatalaro. Taking a few moments now to think about how you’ll put your boat to bed for the off season, as the days grow shorter […]

FREE LakeSmart Book now Available

No matter where you are living or buying your dream lakefront home, this updated publication by NH LAKES is a must read for living lake-friendly. This is great nation-wide advise for anyone living the lakefront lifestyle. Here’s a description from NH LAKES: NH LAKES has revised and updated this publication last printed in 2016. This […]

New England Fall Foliage From the Water

Experience this year’s fall foliage from New England’s many harbors, rivers, and lakes. By Chris Burnett , New England is famous for its colorful fall foliage, which draws thousands of visitors (or “leaf peepers,” as they’re affectionately known) to every corner of its diverse landscape each year. It seems that most of these tourists line country roads […]

Winterizing Your Outboard Engine

Try these shortcuts when prep time is short but winter is long.By Capt. Vincent Daniello August 16, 2016, Boating Magazine. Boat yards winterize lots of boats in just a few weeks, so for tips to quickly store outboard engines, we went to Thurston’s Marina ( on Lake Winnipesaukee where they prep 150 outboards each fall against […]

Tips on Buying a Vacation Home

A vacation home is a perfect way to relax and unwind. Are you considering purchasing a vacation home? If so, check out these tips to get you unwinding in no time! by James Shea, Media Lab. A vacation home is a perfect way to relax after a busy workweek or serve as a getaway for […]