ICE – LAKE MONOMONAC – NH – Great news!


Thanks to NEIYA member Kit Tucker there is sailable ice this weekend. Lake Monomonac, NH has been scouted and sailed. The lake is about 600 acres (slightly bigger than Quabog). It straddles the state of Massachusetts and RI.

The black ice is covered with a 1/2" dusting of snow. Today’s drill holes indicate 4". I spoke to him at noon today. There is one pressure ridge and Kit will be there tomorrow to point it out and any other hazards. Remember, NO ice is Safe and needs to be checked daily as conditions may change. Do not sail alone.


While we are all anxious to get out and sail, especially as our season begins, While Covid-19 is still amongst us, we MUST all practice Enhanced Personal Responsibility. Basically, take the personal responsibility that we iceboaters already practice and turn it up a few notches.

Before you go:

  • Be aware of and adhere to all local, state, or federal regulations.
  • If you have any symptoms get tested and be negative before you go. If in doubt, stay at home!.
  • Practice Social Distancing – Easy gauge, the length of a DN plank is eight(8) feet.
  • Keep congregating and socializing in the pits and parking areas to a minimum.
  • Wear your mask or face covering while setting up, transporting gear to and from your car or trailer, and while setting up.
  • The NEIYA will NOT be holding any official after ice activities so plan accordingly.
  • Let’s all be safe and keep the safety of others in mind in everything we do.

The launch area is located at:

Lake Monomonac Boat Ramp

Position: 42°42.87’N 72°00.91’W
Boat Launch:
The state line Marina on Route 202 has the only access available at this time. It’s across from the fireworks factory. Pay $15.00 at the North of the Border Food Mart to used the paved boat ramp and parking for all types of boats. (NOT SURE IF THIS IS ONLY SUMMER RULE-KB)
Nearest Launch Address:
1207 US-202, Rindge, NH 03461​​​

4 responses

  1. Kit Tucker

    Seven boats out on Lake Monomonoc today. No parking problems and the complete lake is now sailable. The winds today were light and variable but good for cruising and scouting. Great to see old friends and meet the new. A good opening day, I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

    01/09/2021 at 8:01 pm

  2. Mike Roberts

    Karen, I see there is a concrete boat ramp. Has the ice at this location been checked?

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    Mike Roberts

    01/08/2021 at 8:55 pm

  3. David Fortier

    Bigger ice in NH, Lake Wentworth


    01/08/2021 at 4:25 pm

  4. Commodore John Stanton

    There is an additional very small plate of ice on Turkey Pond outside Concord, NH that will likely be sailed tomorrow. Check the member forum for details and spotter contact info. Sail Fast and be safe.


    01/08/2021 at 2:44 pm