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Versatile Lake Winnipesaukee Transforms into Ice Runway

Versatile Lake Winnipesaukee Transforms into Ice Runway

This winter has been brutal for East Coast residents, but that doesn’t mean you should hibernate! This past weekend, pilots from across the Northeast flocked to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire to land on the only ice runway in the continental United States.

The Alton Bay Seaplane Base, a state-owned public seaplane base on Lake Winnipesaukee, is usually a warm weather destination for pilots. However, when the ice reaches a thickness of at least 12 inches and the Federal Aviation Administration gives the green light, it transforms into an ice runway. The 3,000-foot strip is plowed regularly to remove snow from the ice’s surface and opens daily from January to March, weather permitting. This winter, frequent snowstorms and high winds have created hazardous conditions, forcing the runway to remain closed for most of the season. So, when this past weekend brought clear skies, over 100 pilots from as far away as New Jersey jumped at the chance to land on the frozen lake. After all, it’s not every day that a non-amphibious plane can touch down on a body of water. Pilots swapped stories and compared vessels atop frozen Lake Winnipesaukee before taking off for home via the spectacular ice runway.

For many, lakes are often considered warm weather destinations. But, anyone who has ever been to the snow-covered Lakes Region will tell you that it’s just as fun-filled in the winter as it is in the more temperate months. From ice hockey to ice skating and from ice fishing to ice runways, there is no shortage of things to do! And, if you think the area’s winter activities sound enticing, you should come up and experience the other countless adventures to be had during spring, summer and fall. Talk about versatile!

If you’re looking for four-season fun, Meredith Bay offers easy access to all the activities that abound on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Schedule your tour today and start enjoying your fun, carefree lakeside lifestyle.

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  • 9’ high poured concrete foundation walls with steel reinforcement.
  • Foundation coated with House Guard with a 10-year waterproof warranty.
  • 2”x6” exterior wall framing; ¾” Advantech™ sub-floor and fir plywood roof sheathing.
  • CertainTeed™ 30-year architectural style roof shingles.
  • Red cedar shake siding over Tyvek™ house wrap with Cultured Stone™ accents.
  • Energy Star® rated low-maintenance vinyl. EcoBuilt™ garage doors with keyless entry.
  • Therma Tru™ Energy Star® certified exterior doors with oil-rubbed bronze finish hardware by Schlage™.
  • Masonite® solid core interior doors with Schlage™ hardware in oil-rubbed bronze finish.
  • Energy Star® rated forced hot air furnaces with central air conditioning.
  • Underground 500-gallon propane tank. Minimum of one zone per floor with programmable thermostats.
  • NFPA® residential fire sprinkler system. Kohler® decorative plumbing fixtures.
  • 200 amp electrical service.
  • Pre-wired for security.
  • Glazed maple cabinetry with granite counter tops. Kichler™ decorative lighting package in oil-rubbed bronze.
  • Heat & Glo™ high efficiency fireplaces with Cultured Stone™ surrounds and rough hewn beam mantles.
  • Ceramic tile flooring in all baths, selection of plush and Berber carpeting in bedrooms and random length red oak flooring in living areas.
  • GE® appliance package in stainless steel finish.

The plans, specifications and availability of styles are subject to change, error and omission. All dimensions and area calculations are approximate and subject to change.

Additional Features

  • Backyard Living Areas with Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace & Spa
  • Screened Porches & 4-Season Sunrooms
  • Custom Finished Bonus Spaces
  • Wine Cellars
  • Screening Rooms
  • Fitness Studios & Steam Rooms
  • Home Automation & Generator Systems

Features & Benefits

  • 9’ high poured concrete foundation walls with steel reinforcement.
  • Foundation coated with House Guard with a 10-year waterproof warranty.
  • 2”x6” exterior wall framing; ¾” Advantech™ sub-floor and fir plywood roof sheathing.
  • CertainTeed™ 30-year architectural style roof shingles.
  • Red cedar shake siding over Tyvek™ house wrap with Cultured Stone™ accents.
  • Energy Star® rated low-maintenance vinyl. EcoBuilt™ garage doors with keyless entry.
  • Therma Tru™ Energy Star® certified exterior doors with oil-rubbed bronze finish hardware by Schlage™.
  • Masonite® solid core interior doors with Schlage™ hardware in oil-rubbed bronze finish.
  • Energy Star® rated forced hot air furnaces with central air conditioning.
  • Underground 500-gallon propane tank. Minimum of one zone per floor with programmable thermostats.
  • NFPA® residential fire sprinkler system. Kohler® decorative plumbing fixtures.
  • 200 amp electrical service.
  • Pre-wired for security.
  • Glazed maple cabinetry with granite counter tops. Kichler™ decorative lighting package in oil-rubbed bronze.
  • Heat & Glo™ high efficiency fireplaces with Cultured Stone™ surrounds and rough hewn beam mantles.
  • Ceramic tile flooring in all baths, selection of plush and Berber carpeting in bedrooms and random length red oak flooring in living areas.
  • GE® appliance package in stainless steel finish.

The plans, specifications and availability of styles are subject to change, error and omission. All dimensions and area calculations are approximate and subject to change.

Additional Features

  • Backyard Living Areas with Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace & Spa
  • Screened Porches & 4-Season Sunrooms
  • Custom Finished Bonus Spaces
  • Wine Cellars
  • Screening Rooms
  • Fitness Studios & Steam Rooms
  • Home Automation & Generator Systems

Features & Benefits

  • 9’ high poured concrete foundation walls with steel reinforcement.
  • Foundation coated with House Guard with a 10-year waterproof warranty.
  • 2”x6” exterior wall framing; ¾” Advantech™ sub-floor and fir plywood roof sheathing.
  • CertainTeed™ 30-year architectural style roof shingles.
  • Red cedar shake siding over Tyvek™ house wrap with Cultured Stone™ accents.
  • Energy Star® rated low-maintenance vinyl. EcoBuilt™ garage doors with keyless entry.
  • Therma Tru™ Energy Star® certified exterior doors with oil-rubbed bronze finish hardware by Schlage™.
  • Masonite® solid core interior doors with Schlage™ hardware in oil-rubbed bronze finish.
  • Energy Star® rated forced hot air furnaces with central air conditioning.
  • Underground 500-gallon propane tank. Minimum of one zone per floor with programmable thermostats.
  • NFPA® residential fire sprinkler system. Kohler® decorative plumbing fixtures.
  • 200 amp electrical service.
  • Pre-wired for security.
  • Glazed maple cabinetry with granite counter tops. Kichler™ decorative lighting package in oil-rubbed bronze.
  • Heat & Glo™ high efficiency fireplaces with Cultured Stone™ surrounds and rough hewn beam mantles.
  • Ceramic tile flooring in all baths, selection of plush and Berber carpeting in bedrooms and random length red oak flooring in living areas.
  • GE® appliance package in stainless steel finish.

The plans, specifications and availability of styles are subject to change, error and omission. All dimensions and area calculations are approximate and subject to change.

Additional Features

  • Backyard Living Areas with Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace & Spa
  • Screened Porches & 4-Season Sunrooms
  • Custom Finished Bonus Spaces
  • Wine Cellars
  • Screening Rooms
  • Fitness Studios & Steam Rooms
  • Home Automation & Generator Systems