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Preparing your Lakefront Camp for Winter?

The first part of the preparation is sitting back looking out onto the lake and taking in all the memories you will have for years to come.  Tubing with the grandchildren to getting up for the first time on waterskis and the ultimate dropping one ski going slalom. What about the first fish caught or teaching someone to swim. Camp is all about taking home memories that will last forever.

Where to start with winterization?

Start on the outside and work your way in.  Some basics are take in the dock, put away the floats, winterize the outboard and rake up the fallen leaves.  Yes, you can leave them until spring but they will be matted down and could do damage to your lawn.  


Got to Keep the Heat On

Got to Keep the Heat On


In the past most followed the general rule of draining the water system and shutting down the heating system, covering the furniture and putting a plan in place to keep the rodents out. This method has worked and will continue to work for many seasonal camps.  So why worry?

Keep in mind that draining down of all the water in the plumbing system can cause seals and gaskets to dry out and may require some repairs when the water goes back on in the spring. In a modern home that you are shutting down for the winter, you have temperature fluctuations that may cause internal damage to your home.  The expansion and contraction may cause drywall to crack or seams to split and structural damage may be caused hidden in the walls. You also may find on a visit to the home during the winter frost on the interior of the windows which may result in mold down the road.  After draining the pipes I would recommend keeping the heat on somewhere between 50 and 60 degrees and installing a temperature monitor that notifies you if heat is off. The cost of the fuel is minimal compared to the cost of repairing structural damage or mold remediation. 


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Lakefront Homes in NH. Skiing Hiking Snowmobiling Sailing

In New Hampshire the Lakes meet the Mountains and our state is a number one destination four season vacation and retirement target. Why? Our lakes are deep with crystal clear water and the major ski resorts are just a short ride from any of our 250 plus lakes. On Winnipesaukee for example, you can boat to major ports around the lake for a shopping or dining experience. You can actually leave your car in the driveway and go grocery shopping or to a concert by boat. Mount Sunapee and Gunstock Ski Resorts almost touch the lakes. Where else can you be boating on Saturday and at a Nascar Race on Sunday.4515649

The summer is winding down and we are moving into the State Fair and foliage season. No place can you find a mountain canvas of spectacular colors that NH offers during foliage season.  Fall leads to skiing at Attitash, Loon, Cannon, Sunapee, Waterville, Wildcat or snowmobiling our 1000's of miles of trails that cross the state. Winter leads to spring and we start all over with some great salmon fishing, hiking, biking, flowers blooming and the lake ice receding.

In addition to a wonderful destination to build memories with your family New Hampshire has no sales or income tax and our motto is Live Free or Die.

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Why do New Hampshire Lakes Draw Millions of Visitors Yearly?

In New Hampshire, we have over 250 lakes in the greater lakes region.  Our lakes have crystal clear, clean water and range in size from 100 acres to 44,000 acres.  We have a handful of large lakes that are the major draw to lakefront buyers. Those lakes include Winnipesaukee - 44,000, Squam - 6700, Winnisquam, Sunapee 4000, Ossipee, Wentworth - 3000 and Bow, Merrymeeting, Waukewan, Great East all 1000 acres. Don't forget winter, most lakes are 30 minutes or less to a major ski resort. Four Seasons of activity.  ( foliage - zip lines - concerts - boating - snowmobiling - skiing - sailing - fishing - outlet shopping - attractions - hiking - swimming - road races - bike racing - Nascar - Laconia Bike Week - Pond Hockey - Cross Country Skiing ) 


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700 Feet of Private Shoreline on 6 Acres with a 2 Bay Boathouse.


You have a vast variety of homes on the lakes.  One example is an icon on Lake Winnipesaukee with 700 feet of shoreline, a boathouse and 6 acres of land for $3.7 million. Homes on the major lakes are priced from $600,000 to $10 million. The ideal estate has a sandy beach, sunsets, and room for the whole gang. 

Another example of homes available are shared waterfront homes. On Winnipesaukee, you have Meredith Bay, Southdown, and Grouse Point to name a few. Squam has Squam River Landing a well-developed community of energy efficient homes with docks available at the associated marina. On Winnisquam, Waldron Bay is the go to the community. Only 70 homes comprise this development with 2000 + feet of sandy beach plus docks. Never a crowd at the private beach.

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