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Lake Paddle

  • The Island (Chocorua Lake Conservancy) 1280 NH-16 Tamworth, NH, 03817 United States (map)

Interconnected and magical worlds of flora and fauna live on the edges of our lakes in places people rarely have the opportunity to examine closely.

Join CLC Stewardship Director and naturalist Lynne Flaccus for an exploration of the north end of Chocorua Lake by canoe or kayak. We’ll explore the shore and quiet waters of the lake looking at water plants, bugs, turtles and snakes, and whatever else we can find along the way. The sandy and muddy bottom and shrubby shoreline where the Chocorua River empties into the lake is a wonderful place to explore by boat. We’ll look for blooming lily pads, bladderwort, sundew, and buttonbush, and insects above and below the water surface. What birds might be feeding along the shore or in the water?

All ages are welcome for this family-friendly exploration—kids must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at The Island public access area beach and we'll paddle from there depending on weather and wind conditions. Participants must bring their own canoe or kayak, and paddles, and life jackets are required. Be sure to bring sunscreen, bug repellent, water and snacks, and your enthusiasm for exploring the natural world! Questions? Call Lynne at the office, 603-323-6252 or email

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

Photo: Lynne Flaccus

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