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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Top 10 Clearest Lakes in the U.S.

Take a dive into the clearest, cleanest, and most refreshing lakes in the United States. ~by Dana Pitchford. America the beautiful has a wide array of natural wonders inside its borders, but these ten stunning lakes offers views into some of the cleanest, clearest waters in the country. From alpine lakes in the mountains to the […]

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 […]

10 Ways to Keep Lakes Clean

A clean lake is a happy lake. Here are some simple tips to consider to ensure your lake can be enjoyed by future generations. Posted September 25, 2009 by Freshwater Society If you live on a lake, stream or wetland, plant a buffer strip of native plants along the water. If you have a lawn, […]

Fresh Water Beaches in Massachusetts

If salt water and shark-infested waters are not your particular cup of tea, you may enjoy one of the many fresh-water beaches in Massachusetts. Beautiful and clean fresh water beaches entice visitors for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, paddling, kayaking, canoeing and more water sports in state parks and forests and towns in all parts of Massachusetts. […]