Ice Safety

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We love out winter sports!  So how can you tell if ice is safe? There are no guarantees. Always consider ice to be potentially dangerous. You can’t judge ice conditions by appearance or thickness alone; many other factors like water depth, size of waterbody, water chemistry, currents, snow cover, age of ice, and local weather conditions impact ice strength.Ice tips to remember: New ice is stronger than old ice. Four inches of clear, newly formed ice may support one person on foot, while a foot or more of old, partially thawed ice may not. Ice doesn’t freeze uniformly. Continue to check ice conditions frequently as you venture out onto the ice. Ice formed over flowing water and currents is often more dangerous. Avoid traveling onto ice-bound rivers and streams, as the currents make ice thickness unpredictable. Many lakes and ponds may contain spring holes and other areas of currents that can create deceptively dangerous thin spots. Before heading out onto the ice Tell someone your plans, including where you are going and when you expect to return. Come prepared. Carry a cell phone in case of emergency. Always carry ice picks and rope with you on the ice. In case of emergency, drive the nails into the ice and …

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Labor Day Weekend Lighting of the Shoreline

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Join us in lighting the Manchaug Pond shoreline at 8:30 PM for Labor Day weekend on Sunday evening September 1st! This remains the last big weekend on the lake as children go back to school and the summer vacation season comes to an end. With flares, tiki torches, and campfires, light your waterfront, campsite and home showing solidarity with the Manchaug Pond Foundation…

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On-Lake POKER RUN

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Save the date for this one – an on-lake Poker Run! No boat? No problem as we can play your hand for you so you can play from home!

The Manchaug Pond Foundation offers an afternoon of fun on the lake with a Poker Run from 1:00 to 3:00 PM to benefit Manchaug Pond. Play alone or get a boat load of friends, family and neighbors or play from home to cast off for a few hours of poker on the lake. Will you win with a straight, flush, full house or pair? Play a hand… or two or three! Check out the scorecard here! …

Manchaug Pond Foundation July 4th Lighting of the Shoreline

Lighting of the Shoreline

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Amidst the cookouts and campfires, Boat Decorating Contest, and flying Old Glory, our 4th of July celebrations on Manchaug Pond include the annual Lighting of the Shoreline! […]