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Lake Paddle on Little Chocorua Lake

  • The Grove, Chocorua Lake (map)

Spend part of the long holiday weekend learning about some of the lives that go on quietly in and around Chocorua Lake while we whizz by on the Route 16 of our speedy lives.

Join Lynne Flaccus, naturalist and Chocorua Lake Conservancy Stewardship Director, for an exploration around Little Chocorua Lake by canoe or kayak. We’ll take our time along the shore and explore what might be in bloom, what birds and insects are taking advantage of the shoreline, and look below the surface for what is moving around beneath our boats.

The shallow lake provides a home for a variety of plant and animal species, some in residence, some passing through. We’ll keep a careful eye out for the resident loon family to make sure we don’t trespass on the safe space they need as we explore. Painted turtles may be out basking, or perhaps we’ll find one of Chocorua’s many snapping turtles floating at the surface to take in the morning sun or look for a snack. Bring your curiosity and questions, and your own knowledge of the lake to share.

Meet at the Grove just before 8:00. Bring your own boat and paddle; life jackets are required. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent and be prepared for whatever the weather might bring. Water and a snack, too. All ages welcome; children are responsible for their adults (and vice versa)!

Naturalist Lynne Flaccus has 30 years of experience in land conservation and stewardship, managing protected properties, studying wildlife, and educating adults and children.