|What an awesome day to be on the water...with Mt Monadnock as a backdrop|
- There are more than forty significant ponds and lakes in the region that offer boat access
- Ten of those forty lakes and ponds are more than 300 acres in size...
- ...totaling over 8,000 acres of lakes and ponds to enjoy (unscientific research) :)
- Within just a ten mile radius of the B&B we have access to over 4,000 acres of that water and that doesn't include the Contoocook River!
Whether you are looking for large open lakes like the 700+ acre Lake Nubanusit or something more intimate like the 100+ acre Willard Pond there are options to fit your desires. We have been paddling for quite a few years now and are still barely scratching the surface of what the Monadnock Region has to offer. So come on out, bring your "yak" or floating vessel of choice and start exploring. You won't be disappointed.
|Silver Lake had plenty of neat small coves to explore!|
|Silver Lake views|
We ended the excursion by taking a short dip in the lake to cool off. I could not imagine paddling here on weekends when the summer homes are all occupied but if you are here midweek...this would be a great day out!
Highland Lake: I paddled here with our niece while Paula picked blueberries at nearby Pitcher Mountain. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was shocked at how not-busy the lake was. At seven hundred acres the lake feels huge and has tons of shoreline to explore because it is very narrow and extremely tall (perhaps seven miles tall). I have now been on this lake twice totaling about four hours and have maybe explored sixty percent of the shoreline. One of the lake houses has a small island off its shore and they have built a bridge across to it...we were able to paddle under it which was fun.
|Rob going under a small foot bridge|
|Rainbow after sun shower on Willard Pond|