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NH Lake group introducing anti-invasive species legislation

MEREDITH — The New Hampshire Lakes Association is working to introduce three bills to present to the legislature next month, all designed to bolster the work of state officials and dockside volunteers fighting invasive water species, like milfoil, that could ruin the state’s lakes.

Other states are suffering badly from infestations of invasive species such as variable milfoil and Asian clams, and the Granite State has begun to suffer as well, state officials say.

Invasive water species make recreation in and on the water dangerous and unpleasant. They also disrupt the ecological balance of water bodies, they reduce shoreline property values, and they are difficult and expensive to control, said Andrea LaMoreaux, vice president of the Lakes Association.

There are four areas in the state that already suffer from severe Asian clam infestation — Cobbett’s Pond in Windham, a section of the Merrimack River below Manchester, Long Pond in Pelham, and Wash Pond in Hampstead — and in each, parts of the water body are marked because of the problem.

“It’s very hard to get rid of these once they get here from other water bodies in other states,” LaMoreaux said. “That’s why the emphasis is on preventing them from getting into our waters to begin with.”

Invasive species arrive on boats, often on boat propellers, and volunteer inspectors join state officials at docks each summer, checking boats for invasive plants and removing them when found.

In its 2014-15 Lakes Advocacy Survey taken since September, the Lakes Association asked its 1,000 members and many other interested groups which of several suggested issues the association should focus its association and legislative efforts on.

Three areas of focus for legislation were identified and have been adopted by the association. The first is to improve the makeup of the state’s Exotic Aquatic Weeds and Species Committee by adding all responsible state agencies and other commercial and nonprofit stakeholders to the group and require the committee to make legislative recommendations each year. Changing the committee in any way requires the consent of the legislature.

The second bill would require groups that hold boating events to have a state permit — fishing derbies, boat parades, regattas, etc. — to conduct and document the inspection of participating boats for aquatic invasive species. Inspection would assume removal of visible aquatic invasive species and verbally confirming that the boat and gear has been cleaned, drained, and dried after traveling between water bodies.

The third focus and bill would provide the state with the authority to temporarily close part or all of a water body for all non-essential boat traffic for the purposes of treating, with the intent of controlling or eradicating, infestations of aquatic invasive species. LaMoreaux said two state representatives, Sue Gottling, D-Sullivan District 2 and Judith Spang (d). D-Strafford District 6, are working with the lakes association on the legislation.    By DAN SEUFERT  Union Leader Correspondent

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Squam Lake, A New Sustainable Community on Golden Pond

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On of the new homes with breath taking views ready for occupancy this spring

Squam has a new  Sustainable Living Community which balances environmental, economic and social considerations in it’s development. Come visit the sites and model home overlooking  the Squam.  The community  will preserve the beauty of the area while minimally impacting the land. Some lots are wooded and provide privacy and abut hundreds of acres of conservation land, others offer outstanding lake and/or mountain views. The community will be a fully recreational winter/summer fantasyland with snowmobile and snowshoeing trails throughout the acreage and access to Squam Lake through the affiliate owned Riveredge Marina. The marina offers day docking, boatslips, boathouses and a valet service with dry berths to accommodate all needs. The Community Center and roof top deck are available for use as well as the town beach on Little Squam which is located at the base of the development. “The Morgan” has a 1st floor master suite, finished basement and 1 car garage.

4369415 (1)For additional information on Squam Lake  homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Drones Helping New Hampshire Regulate The Shoreline

Drones Helping NH DES Regulate Shoreline Rules

We just attended an educational real estate class given by Shannon Aldrich. One of the interesting topics was the use of drones by the NH Department of Environmental Services.  

NH DES in order to help them regulate docks, moorings, shoreline modifications and especially unauthorized tree cutting are using drones to record the shoreline to make year to year comparisons.

Wow, typically shoreline reports were from Google Earth views looking for new docks or moorings on the lakes that had not been permitted properly or sent in from neighbors upset with shoreline activities done in the midnight hours. 

With this new program they can view not only what is taking place on the water but view what you are doing on land. 

Our advice prior to any shoreline modification is call DES at 603-271-3503 or visit their website to view rules and regulations.  

Also if you are interested in looking for a new lake property or selling your current home call we would be glad to help out.

Carl Sack 603-566-2386   or Paula Hinckley 603-566-6608
Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty
Licensed Realtor in NH   #nhlakesrealty
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Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Meredith NH Estate

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Private Winnipesaukee Estate on 15 Acres

Meredith NH Past the gated entry is the meandering drive adorned with lanterns that lead to a masterpiece post and beam home on Lake Winnipesaukee’s  with 245 feet of pristine shoreline. This estate is set on 15 private acres surrounded by protective trees with sprawling lawns, beautiful perennial gardens and paths leading to the lakeside entertaining space with outdoor kitchen and fire pit. Unique natural woodwork, soaring ceilings and an open floor plan highlight the views, while the impressive entertaining space with 1,000 bottle wine cellar will thrill connoisseurs. Designer features include a professional chef’s kitchen with Butler’s pantry, custom cedar root staircase and railings, 5 natural stone fireplaces, living room with wet bar, bedrooms with custom ensuites, theater room, in-law quarters, helicopter access and state-of-the-art security. U-shaped docking, sandy beach and incomparable views of Mount Chocorua and the White Mountains. This luxury home features 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, garage space for 4 cars and toys.  The home is centrally located to golf, hiking, snowmobiling, shopping, and the majors ski resorts are less than 40 minutes away.  On the water you can enjoy a relaxing day cruising the shoreline taking in the scenic beauty New Hampshire has to offer and visit towns around the lake. Winnipesaukee is one of the few lakes you can shop and dine by boat or snowmobile. Listed by Ashley Davis of  Four Seasons Sotheby`s International  Realty/Meredith #nhlakesrealty

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Priced $5,695,000

For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Meredith NH Luxury View Home For Sale

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Meredith NH, Luxury 3 bedroom 6 bath home with mountain views

Meredith NH  Estate like setting, 3+ acres of manicured grounds with irrigation system with gorgeous mountain views. Enter into marble foyer leading to a gracious spiral stairway to second level with two elegant master suites and on-suite baths, one with jacuzzi. First floor master also with on-suite, hardwood floors throughout, Crown molding, new quality kitchen 2012, stainless steel appliances, gas range, granite counter tops. 8 zone FHW/oil heat, underground utilities, central vac, central air, finished basement with pool table. 6 Photovoltaic rooftop collectors, new deck, gazebo, pergola, 2 car heated attached garage, canine fenced in area, potting shed, beautiful gardens, and more. A must see property! Owner is a license real estate agent. This lovely home is close to all the lakes region amenities.  Golf – Shopping – Hiking – Restaurants and Winnipesaukee are all minutes away and  you can be at your favorite ski area in less than 40 minutes.  Enjoy all the lakes region has to offer in this lovely home.  Listed by Roche Realty Group, Richard Hagen. 4369415 (1)For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Squam River Landing update! Squam Lake Homes!

Squam River Landing update!

Homes are being built at Squam River Landing, be a part of the Squam community call or drive up to visit our model home or homes being constructed. 

Squam River Landing is a thoughtfully planned, residential community designed to be woven within the Squam Lake watershed and community by encouraging sustainable and responsible development alongside economic development. The master plan for Squam River Landing balances the needs of economic, social and environmental considerations.

Model Home Available Master Plan combines elements of a cluster plan within a conservation development which balances built density with preserved land

Home design and construction methods will be Energy Star compliant; and LEED and NAHB Green eligible Home design/ construction methods will be energy efficient, conserve water use, conserve/use local resources, control site development, provide a high quality indoor environment

Combined with Riveredge Marina at Squam River Landing you have access to the Squam Lakes. As the social center of the community, the full service  marina offers a place to entertain friends and family, participate in local events or enjoy a day on the lake.

Shepard House Rear ViewFor additional information on Squam River Landing call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lake Winnisquam Property : Meredith NH

Lake Winnisquam Property, Meredith NH Imagine a private, tranquil setting on Winnisquam. A place where you can enjoy nature at its finest with captivating views of a Loon preserve just across a serene cove. You know that those views will never change. Imagine a home that is harmonious with nature taking full advantage of this setting. This home becomes your safe haven, a retreat from the ordinary, a plac

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Priced under $900,000 on 4,000 acre Winnisquam

e to unwind. Whether you are looking for a primary residence or a vacation paradise, this home is surely worth considering. From the large great room, to the custom gourmet kitchen, and the large master suite you’ll find high end finishes throughout and living spaces for large gatherings as well as private moments. This special .99 acre lot has 168’ unspoiled frontage but it is but a short boat ride down the channel to wide open waters and all the summer fun you may desire. When you hear the call of the Loon as the sun sets across the cove and a glow is cast across the still water, you’ll know you are home… The home is just under 4,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 168 feet of private shoreline plus an oversized 3 car garage all located on 4000 acre Winnisquam Listed by Roy Sanborn and Ashley Davis of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.

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3 bedrooms – 3 baths – oversized 3 car garage

For additional information on NH Lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Squam Lakes Facts and Real Estate

Squam Lake is a lake located in central New Hampshire, south of the White Mountains,

Squam Lake was originally called Keeseenunknipee, which meant “the goose lake in the highlands”. The white settlers that followed shortened the name to “Casumpa”, “Kusumpy” and/or “Kesumpe” around 1779. In the early 19th century, the lake was given another Abenaki name, Asquam, which means “water”. Finally, in the early 20th century, Asquam was shortened to its present version, Squam.

The 1981 film On Golden Pond was filmed in the town of Center Harbor on Squam Lake.[2] There is one tour boat service offered by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, based in Holderness, that will show visitors where all the filming locations are situated, as well as items of natural significance.

Squam Lake is a nesting site for loons and is a good place to see them in breeding plumage during the summer months. Bald eagles and great blue herons are also known to nest on the lake.

The lake is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, lake trout, lake whitefish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and white perch.

Squam Lake has about 30 named islands and numerous smaller, unnamed islets. The named islands are:

Basin Island Birch Island Bowman Island Carnes Island Chocorua (Church) Island Duck Island Great Island Groton Island
High Haith (at 243 acres (98 ha), the largest island, bridged ) Hoag Island Hubble Island Kate Island Kent Island Kimball Island Laurel Island Little Loon Island (nesting site to bald eagles ) Long Island Loon Island Merrill Island Mink Island Mooney (or Moon) Island Mouse Island Otter Island Perch Island Potato Island Sheep Island Three Sisters (three separate islands) Utopia Island Yard Island

NH Second Largest Lake

NH Second Largest Lake

For additional information on Squam  lake homes or Squam River Landing call 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our websites www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.
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Wolfeboro NH, Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Home

Wolfeboro NH, Winnipesaukee Lakefront Outstanding Winter Harbor lake front home! Desirable South Western exposure, expansive 190 feet of waterfront, and TWO Grandfathered over-the-water large & grand decks that are just spectacular! Additionally there is a fully-equipped guest cottage at the waters edge. The main house is an expanded traditional New England Cape with sun room/porch, large living room with fireplace and open kitchen – all washed with sun from the multiple windows. Room for all with four bedrooms, separate living guest quarters plus an attached and large detached garage, large enough for boat storage. Protected Winter Harbor, sun all day, level lot, and minutes to Wolfeboro. A true family compound.Listed by Maxfield Real Estate, Randy Parker

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4 Bedrooms – 4 baths – Guest House – 190 feet of shoreline on .83 acres

For additional information on lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Pleasant Lake, Deerfield – Pleasant Lake, New London NH

 

Pleasant Lake, Deerfield NH

pleasant_deerfieldPleasant Lake is a 479-acre lake located in Rockingham County in central New Hampshire, United States, in the town of Deerfield. The eastern shore of the lake forms the boundary between Deerfield and the town of Northwood. Water from Pleasant Lake flows north to Northwood Lake, then west via the Little  Suncook River to the Suncook River, a tributary of the Merrimack River.

The lake is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including brown trout, rainbow trout,smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, and white perch.

 

Pleasant Lake, New London NH

pleasant_newlondonPleasant Lake is a 602-acre lake located in Merrimack County in central New Hampshire, United States, in the town of New London. The village of Elkins is located at the east end of the lake, next to its outlet. Water from Pleasant Lake flows east to the Blackwater River, a tributary of the Contoocook River, and ultimately the Merrimack River.

The lake is classified as a cold- and warmwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, and horned pout.

There is an island on the lake (visible in the photo) which on old maps has the name “Granite Friends Island” but is better known today as “Blueberry Island.” It is a destination for boaters and a favorite picnic spot.

For additional information on Pleasant Lake homes call Four Seasons | Sotheby’s International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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