Tips For Snowmobiling on Your Favorite Lake

Unfortunately, one of the most common causes of snowmobile deaths is thin ice. When winters are exceptionally warm, some bodies of water may only be partially frozen, greatly increasing the risk of an accident on the ice. The best option when you come across a frozen lake or pond is to find a way around […]

3 Reasons Not to Wait Until Spring to Buy Your Lake Home

Congratulations on your decision to invest in the lakefront lifestyle! Owning lakefront property is an experience that will change the way you live…it becomes a retreat to escape the hassles of daily living. The wildlife, recreation, and vacation feel of waterfront living will forever be a part of you. Purchasing a lake home is unlike any […]

Safety Tips for Snowmobiling on Lakes

Don’t become a statistic! Lake ice can always be dangerous because of changing conditions and inconsistencies in its thickness, particularly when there is running water beneath it. The safest snowmobiling rule is to never cross lakes or rivers since ice thickness to support a snowmobile can never be guaranteed. Never venture onto lakes or rivers […]

Prevent Ice Damage to Your Dock – A De-Icing Guide

If you must leave your dock in for the Winter, preventing ice damage is your number one priority. This guide will explain the theory behind de-icers. By Van Isle Water. De-Icing is more accurately referred to as an art form than an exact science. Each application and location is different and there is no set […]

Snowmobile Safety – Be Careful on Lakes!

After the deaths of three people on snowmobiles at Lake Winnipesaukee last week, I thought these safety tips from SSAP would be appropriate to review. PLEASE stay safe out there. Ice can always be dangerous because of changing conditions and inconsistencies in its thickness, particularly when there is running water beneath it. The safest snowmobiling […]

Stay Safe – Lake Ice Safety Tips

Stay safe this winter on your lakefront property. Follow these great tips: 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 ice do not attempt to rescue […]

Ice Fishing: The Art of the Tip-Up

For those not indoc­trinated in the cold-weather arts of hard-water fishing, tip-ups—also called ice traps, fish traps, or tilts—are mechanical strike indicators that suspend lines under the ice. When well made and properly fished, they are instruments of exquisite practicality. Each dangles a spool of line and hook (typically adorned with a minnow) beneath a […]