2018 Kezar Lake Ice Out

It is official — 2018 Ice-Out on Kezar Lake is today, April 25th. The determination is made by Lovell’s resident expert, John Bacchiocchi.

The State of Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Land uses the following to establish the date: “Ice Out” is defined for this webpage as when you can navigate unimpeded from one end of the water body to the other. There may still be ice in coves or along the shoreline in some areas, but when a person can traverse the entire waterbody without being stopped by ice floes we will consider the ice to be out.

To see the list of Ice-Out dates around the state, click hereFor a list of ice-out dates in Maine from 2003-2017, click here. For a historical New England list, including Kezar Lake, that dates back to 1901, click here.

About kezarlife

I am a year-round resident of Lovell, owner of Kezar Realty (KezarRealty.com) and enjoy the variety of experiences that living in western Maine offers. Numerous lakes, ponds and mountains provide the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors every day. Married to Rondi we have two children. Ben is a Sergeant in the US Marines and with his wife Cassandra, son Jackson and daughter Reagan, live in Virginia. Ben's most recent deployment was to Afghanistan. Anna is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, has studied in Beijing, China as well as Taiwan and now attends Hunter College in NYC where she is enrolled in their Chinese Flagship Program. I am active in many local organizations including the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell Historical Society, Old Home Days, Lovell 5k Run, the Gasping Gobbler, the Tour de Lovell and the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. I also serve as President-elect of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. Please visit www.KezarRealty.com for up-to-date real estate listings and information on western Maine! Stan Tupaj
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2 Responses to 2018 Kezar Lake Ice Out

  1. C.E.Robinson says:

    Stan, this is very interesting. I looked up my birth year 1939 and the Ice-Out was 126. I never thought about Ice-Outs before. Thanks! Christine

    • kezarlife says:

      It is fun to look over the past 100 years on Kezar and other lakes. There really is no pattern to it and when you are living it day-to-day, it seems like it will never arrive! A lot of communities hold raffles for picking the right day and time. Until a few years ago, there was a wooden snowman on Moose Pond in Bridgton and a charity sold raffle tickets if you picked the correct date for when the snowman went swimming!

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