Ice in NH – Ice Report!

Mark Friedman has reported that "Little Lake Sunapee" in New London, NH is being sailed and skated with very nice ice. He was on it today. I don’t know his plans for tomorrow.

In addition, Jay Whitehair has just sailed Mascoma Lake in Enfield, NH and it’s sailable. It is a smallish lake, like Quaboag in Massachusetts. Jay says 3" of consistent black ice 10 out of 10. He will be sailing it tomorrow and arriving at around 12:00 pm tomorrow. There is one spot with open water so note hazards before sailing. Take Rt. 89 and take Exit 17 to RT. At end of exit turn right onto 4A. There is a bridge on the left that you cross and you will see a parking lot. Wind looks light for next two days.

Remember NO ice is entirely safe. Don’t sail alone and check conditions before sailing. Wear ice picks.

Thanks. Karen Binder/DN 5630

3 responses

  1. Craig Breismeister

    Back in New Hampshire from vacation… How are the conditions at Mascoma and Little Lake Sunapee this weekend given the warm weather? It would nice to be out there Sunday the first for a New Year’s Day sail.

    12/31/2022 at 11:43 am

  2. Craig breismeister

    Just now back in NH. How is the ice at Mascoma and Little Sunapee? Any other spots look good?

    12/30/2022 at 10:11 pm


    Hi Karen – Our entire family has been out skating and sailing our Velocity Wingsails on Little Lake Sunapee on Christmas Day and Boxing Day- was really fun! Cheers, Kim, Will, Annie & Abby.

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    12/27/2022 at 6:37 pm