Blog :: 05-2014

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How do we classify or rate our lakes and ponds water quality?

 

What is the Water Quality of the local lakes.  Simple if you know the classification for the lake, you can quickly determine water clarity, bottom structure and if weeds are abundant.  The classification often also are related to fishing, water color and  summer beach closures.

What is an Oligotrophic Lake?

 

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An Eagle Sitting on the Bank of a Mesotrophic Lake in NH

 

An oligotrophic lake is a lake with  low nutrient content. These lakes have low algal production and consequently have very clear waters, sandy or rocky bottoms.  The waters of such lakes typically have ample oxygen supporting  many fish species, like salmon or  trout which require cold, well-oxygenated  waters.  Normally no beach closures on these lakes and ponds.

Mesotrophic Lakes?

Mesotrophic lakes have an intermediate level of algal productivity. These lakes commonly have clear water, sandy, rocky or hardpan bottoms or with beds of submerged aquatic plants. There is a medium level of nutrients and aquatic plants possible along the shallow shorelines. Occasional beach closures.

Eutrophic Lakes?

A eutrophic body of water can be  a lake or pond and  has high biological productivity. Due to excessive nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, these water bodies are able to support an abundance of aquatic plants. Usually the water body will be dominated either by aquatic plants or algae. The algae engages in photosynthesis which supplies oxygen to the fish and biota which inhabit these waters. Occasionally an excessive algae bloom will occur and can ultimately result in fish kills and are not safe for any water activities.  The process of eutrophication can occur naturally and by human impact on the environment. These lakes will be impacted by hot summer months and frequent Beach Closures!

During the summer the NH  Department of  Environmental Sciences will test our beaches and if high bacteria counts are found will close them to the public. One of the determining factors is the nutrient content in the water that enables algae production to dangerous levels.  Visit the NH website for updates on your favorite beaches condition.  http://www2.des.state.nh.us/WaterShed_BeachMaps/WaterShed_BeachMaps.aspx

For a list of local lakes and water classifications visit our website at www.nhlakesrealty.com

Information on lake homes in New Hampshire contact Lady of the Lake Realty at 888-737-5550 or info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our comprehensive website http://www.nhlakesrealty.com 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Executive Estate with 2 Bay Boathouse! NH

Unique Lake Winnipesaukee Estate with vast panoramic vistas, over broad open water with distant mountain views and spectacular and ever changing sunsets. 2 waterfront lots of record, 3.1 acres, and 342' of waterfront.

 

Lake Winnipesakuee luxury estate

Luxury Winnipesaukee Home on 3 acres with 9 bedrooms and boathouse (sold ask about others)

 

Property also includes a 2 bay 1600 sq ft boathouse, built in 2004, containing two 30' slips, as well as external dock and breakwater. Everything you would expect to find in a quality property-details, space, high end appliances and fixtures-plus an elevator. Conveniently located between Alton and Wolfeboro.  Located on just over 3 acres this 8500 square foot home features 9 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms with all the amenities expected in a luxury Winnipesaukee Estate.  Skiing - Hiking - Golf - Shopping - Restaurants are all just a short drive.  Listed by Jodi Hughs of Prudential Spencer-Hughes Real Estate. For additional information on this home call 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.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today to see if this home is still available??

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Is This a Lake or a Pond and What's the Difference?

Is This a Lake or a Pond and What's the Difference?

If you have been selling waterfront properties in the lakes region for any length of time, you have been asked this question often. Surprisingly, there is no definite answer, as the difference between lakes and ponds can best be defined as arbitrary.Squam Lake Real Estate

Many think that lakes are deeper and larger than ponds. That is not always the case. Often the term lake or pond was given to a waterbody by early settlers and it had nothing to do with size. In later years "ponds" became "lakes" to make them more attractive real estate investments.

In terms of limnology (the study of inland waters) scientists have tried to categorize lakes and ponds, and although there is disagreement amongst them (surprise) there is some agreement among two characteristics which separate the two. In general, "deep" lakes and ponds are waterbodies that are deep enough in some spots so that sunlight cannot penetrate to the bottom and while there may be plants around the edges there will not be emergent plants in the deep areas. Also, the water will stratify into 3 temperature layers; warm, cold and a middle layer which undergoes temperature changes. To some, this category defines a lake. A "shallow" lake or pond is shallow enough that sunlight can shine through to the bottom supporting emergent plants throughout the waterbody. There may also be mucky sediment at the bottom. Also, this waterbody will have only one or two layers of water temperature. To some, this category defines a pond.

For further discussion or to learn more about the 200+ lakes and ponds in the lakes region, please call Paula Hinckley 603-566-6608.

Information for this article was taken from NH DES Environmental Fact Sheet BB-49 and by permission from Andrea LaMoreaux's article "What IS the difference between a lake and a pond?" (NH Lakes Assn.)

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Luxury Newfound Lake View Home, Bridgewater NH

Newfound Lake Spectacular Luxury View Home located in Bridgewater NH.  The views from this private hilltop estate are simply breathtaking. Ragged Mountain and Mountain Sunapee Ski Resorts are visible along with Mount Cardigan. Perched above Newfound Lake, in the ultra low-tax town of Bridgewater, this 98+- acre parcel is an outdoor enthusiasts dream.

 

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Views from this 6 bedroom 6 bath executive home

( sold ask about others homes )

 

Hike, bike, ride horses, snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe, garden, watch the wildlife including moose, deer and eagles. Just walk out your front door. The 6 bedroom 6 bath 4200 square foot home  was built with attention to detail, and designed to maximize the views from every room. The master bedroom is complete with fireplace, spa-like master bath, walk-in closet, and of course those views. There is an attached 2 bedroom caretaker quarters/au pair suite/guest quarters, complete with its own kitchen and bath. Under the guest suite is a 3 car oversized garage with workshop.  The home is perfect for entertaining, and the landscaped grounds make a stunning wedding venue. Major ski areas are less than 30 minutes away and you can snowmobile from your front door to Canada.  Newfound lake is one of the cleanest lakes in the country and lake  amenities are just minutes away.  Less than 2 hours to Boston Logan and 1 hour to Manchester.  For additional information on this home call 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.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today to see if this home is still available??

Lake Winnisquam Luxury Home for Sale, Laconia NH

Laconia NH, Lake Winnisquam :   Enjoy amazing lake views and sunsets, 164' of frontage, & a sandy beach in a private cove at this pristine Winnisquam waterfront home on prestigious Shore Drive.

 

Lake Winnisquam Real Estate

Plenty of Room with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms 2 car garage

( sold call for current listings ) 

This 4 bed, 3.5 bath, open concept home has an elegant, yet laid back feel that comes from its tasteful decor & enhanced views of the lake from just about every room. The beautiful custom kitchen has gleaming cabinetry, corian counters, and stainless appliances. An adjoining dining and family room area with custom built-ins, brick hearth and gas stove makes this a perfect entertaining space. Just beyond is a spacious living room with hardwood flooring and  a gas fireplace. The fabulous 3 season porch has wood cathedral ceilings and pine floors and is a great place to relax. A wall of windows in the master suite provides fabulous lake views. A large deck overlooks your very own Shangri-La. Fresh paint, a new roof and extensive landscaping add to the charm of this home. There's even a custom dock and utility garage down under for all your water toys. Golf, Shopping, Skiing, Hiking, Entertainment are all just a short ride from this lovely home.  This home is my Listed by Roy Sanborn of Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.  For additional information on this home call 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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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, Grouse Point Home

Lake Winnipesaukee Home for Sale, Meredith, NH This lovely home has a very private location within the highly desirable Grouse Point Club. Winnipesaukee home at Grouse PointOne of the newest homes in the association. Extremely spacious with an open concept design. The home features a large kitchen, screened porch, master bedroom suite with full bath as well as the laundry room and half bath all on the first floor. On the lower level there are 2 more full baths and 3 more bedrooms with a huge family room with two walkout doors leading to a private patio. This prime association has 3 walk in sandy beaches, docks, moorings, clubhouse with a heated pool and workout room. The entire clubhouse has been renovated and has a stunning new kitchen conveniently located near the function room. There are tennis courts and a basketball court and kiddie play area. You are in a separate world but minutes to great hiking trails, golf and ski areas.  Quiet but located less than 5 minutes from downtown Meredith  For additional information on this home call 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.

Sold ask about other Grouse Point Homes Available! 

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Pleasant Lake Real Estate, Lakefront Home Deerfield NH

Pleasant Lake,  The total package. An impeccable, updated classic home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 bath, with  great room for entertaining, master study/library, walk in closet, new decks, awesome waterfront on a crystal clear Class A lake,.

 

Pleasant Lake Real Estate, Deerfield NH

Open Water Views with Southwest Exposure

 

The home features gardens, a private owned boat launch and a 2 car garage on over 1/2 acre of land. You will absolutely fall in love with this property. Great commuter location close to Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth. Golf, Hiking trails, shopping and restaurants are all minutes away. Just under 1.5 hours to Boston.  Listed by Paula Hinckley    For additional information on this home call  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.

Sold visit our website for others! 

Pleasant Lakefront home for sale

Great Trout Fishing in this 500 Acre Lake

 

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today for all of your Pleasant Lake Real Estate Needs

Pine River Pond Real Estate, 600 acre lake, Wakefield NH

Wakefield NH Lakefront Home;  Excellent opportunity to own one of the few flat lots on Pine River Pond.

 

Pine River Pond Real Estate - Wakefield NH

Sandy Beach - Dock - View - Garage - level lot

( sold call or visit our website for other homes )

This 3 bed 2 bath home has been taken back to the studs & completely remodeled with a new: kitchen, 2 bathrooms, windows, insulation, plumbing & electrical, flooring, even the furnace, gas stove & jet pump were replaced - it is almost completely new construction. In addition to the 3 bedrooms, there's a loft & a 29 x 10 sleeping porch so there's easily enough space for 10-12 people. The 26x20 garage is a great place to securely store your boat, jet skis, snowmobiles & 4-wheelers. This .89 acre, northerly facing (morning sun) lot has 100' of frontage, with sandy swim area, neatly tucked away behind both Boys Island & Smith Point so there is little to no traffic & you don't have to worry about the noise. Crystal clear Pine River Pond is roughly 6 miles long & 600 acres, it offers fantastic bass fishing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, you could even land a plane. Don't forget Wakefield has super low taxes.        

 For additional information on this home call 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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Waterfront Home Lower Beech Pond For Sale 15 Acre

Everything you're looking for in a waterfront property! Expansive 304' of shoreline on beautiful Lower Beech Pond, with dock, pretty western exposure and gorgeous sunsets.

 

15 Acres Parcel with Home on Lower Beech Pond

15 Acres Parcel with Home on Lower Beech Pond

 

Located at the end of the road and surrounded by over 15 acres, the home offers all the privacy you want. Perfect as a year round home or seasonal getaway, this three bedroom property has a large open kitchen/living room area with sliders out to a four season sunroom and deck overlooking the water. Additionally there is a two car garage with storage above. Only about 15 minutes to downtown Wolfeboro, shopping, restaurants and Winnipesaukee, but ideally located in low-tax Tuftonboro!    Listed By Randy Parker of Maxfield Real Estate.

( sold - check our website for other listings ) 

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Lower Beech Pond is 155 acres, great Brown Trout Fishing

 

For additional information on this home call  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.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today to see if this home is still available??