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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Share Ice Out Conditions For Your Favorite Lake or Pond

Ice on Long Lake in early April. Photo by Mike Lynch

The Lake George Association reported that ice went out on Lake George on April 13, one of the first water bodies to be free and open in the Adirondacks.

Meanwhile, many lakes and ponds across the Adirondacks are still frozen solid and don’t appear to be close to ice out. But that could change quickly as temperatures warm in the near future.

I’m interested in the conditions of the waters near you, so please share the ice out dates for your lakes and ponds in the comments below.



Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch is a staff writer and photographer for the nonprofit Adirondack Explorer. His favorite outdoor activities include paddling, hiking, fishing and backcountry skiing.

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4 Responses

  1. Bob OBrien, Minerva says:

    Hi Mike……while ice-out varies from
    pond to pond in and around “downtown Minerva,” most of them, large and small,are opening up at a rapid clip, albeit later than usual, due to plenty of cold weather this spring interspersed with warm days…..

  2. Mike, Yesterday I found the ice just thawed at some edges of Osgood Pond, Rainbow Lake had a large clear spot at the little bridge where it joins the Narrows, Square Pond looked solid, Oregon Pond was covered and Clear Pond had some open water.

    Osgood surprised me because it is so shallow. I had expected to see open water on Osgood.

    Let me know if you want photos.

    Happy trails,


    • Todd says:

      Do you think square pond might be ice free by May3 ? Planning on camping at fish creek ponds two weeks from today

  3. Leigh Hornbeck says:

    Ice is out at Hornbeck Boats!

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