It's been a strange winter for ice on Canobie Lake. Sheltered coves began to freeze in early January, but other parts froze later and the main part of the lake still has open water. So the ice thickness is not uniform. It may be thick enough to support you near the shore, but not a little farther out.
Last weekend (January 30 & 31) the air temperature went up into the fifties, and there was considerable ice melting. The usual advice is that 4 inches of ice is thick enough to support individuals, but that's for clear ice. Ice that has melted and refrozen may be weaker than that. Be careful. Err on the side of safety.
The Canobie Lake Protective Association has just published its first Welcome brochure. It contains lots of useful information about the lake, and photos of its natural beauty, peacefulness, and opportunities for enjoyment. It also has information about protecting and preserving the lake, and restrictions that apply. We hope this will answer questions that visitors and new residents have, and inspire them to Love the Lake, as we do.
In a somewhat surprising development it was announced on Wednesday, January 13 that Ryan Development, LLC, is no longer authorized to represent the owner of the property where the Ledgeview project was to take place. The town of Windham was asked to withdraw all the pending applications by Ryan regarding this project.
This is good news! Ledgeview was going to be a very dense shopping center, which did not come close
There are two large commercial developments being proposed in Windham that are located near Exit 3 in the Canobie Lake watershed. One is Gateway Park, located at the site of the former golf course and driving range at the intersection of Route 111 and 111A. The other is Ledgeview, located between the new alignment of 111A and the northbound lanes of I-93, in what was formerly the median of I-93. Each project is about 30 acres in size.
The CLPA Board is concerned that these projects could adversely affect Canobie Lake,
The CLPA held its Annual Meeting on July 19 at the Searles School and Chapel in Windham. Members began arriving at 6:30 PM and browsed through the information displays that were arranged around the room. There was a display of 182 brand-new photos of waterfront homes posted on the walls of the room. The photos were arranged in order, so walking around the room was like a cruise around the lake! Special thanks to Marian Johnson for the photography, and Ginny Campiola for the inspiration.
Thanks to all of the enthusiastic participants in the boat parade! There were about 27 boats in the parade – a very nice turnout. The judges had difficult choices to make, due to all of the creatively decorated boats! The first prize winner (and leaders of next year's parade) was “Cape Canaveral” with Eric Rioux and Penny Maxner.
Please come and enjoy light adult beverages, snacks and dessert with your neighbors and fellow CLPA members. The location is the AIR-CONDITIONED Searles School, 3 Chapel Road, Windham (next to Delahunty's Nursery). New members are welcome!
Meet your lake neighbors. Share lake stories and memories. Find out what the association has been doing. Voice your questions and opinions.
Join the festivities on Saturday July 4th at 1 PM. The parade will start at Rocky Point then proceed around the entire lake. Check this web site for notice of any changes due to bad weather. Happy Birthday USA!!!