When will the ice leave Lake Sunapee? This has been an extraordinary winter with warm days and hints of spring followed by seemingly relentless late season snow storms. Here is a chart of historic ice-out dates on Lake Sunapee…In 2016 -incredibly the ice went out on March 18th. Throwing it all the way back to 1888 – the ice out date was declared on May 14th. Ice out is officially declared when a boat can navigate from Georges Mills to Newbury Harbor.
Ice-out is always an exciting time of year.. it’s the first step in a spring awakening… duckling, geese and loon sightings soon follow… the days grow longer and warmer and the entire summer lies before us… Place your bets – when do you think the ice will go out?