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Postby Rhode Island kite freak » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:43 pm

Anyone snow/ice kiting in RI, MA, CT area? The state powers that be say the ice is safe on a couple state park ponds. I was thinking Wardens Pond in Narragansett. It's cold enough, but not much snow yet.

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Postby kiteny » Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:19 am

Hi! I'm in NY, about 15 minutes from CT. I live on a 600 acre frozen lake, and have been out kiteskating & skiing. It's far, but if you're ever in the area...

Seth

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Postby zfennell » Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:03 pm

they were ice-boating on watuppa pond this weekend.
but it looks like rain is forecast at the end of todays snowfall.
time to think about skates?
(even the sakonnet is iced over)

check out ice reports at:
http://www.concentric.net/%7Edn4762/For ... list.shtml

i think the kids from zero prestige have been kiting in wakefield ma.
lake quanna..p..oit? or something

-bill

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Postby Rhode Island kite freak » Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:26 pm

zfennell wrote:they were ice-boating on watuppa pond this weekend.
but it looks like rain is forecast at the end of todays snowfall.
time to think about skates?
(even the sakonnet is iced over)

check out ice reports at:
http://www.concentric.net/%7Edn4762/For ... list.shtml

i think the kids from zero prestige have been kiting in wakefield ma.
lake quanna..p..oit? or something

-bill

I took a ride by the Wattuppa on Friday and saw only one ice fishing shack out there. Not sure where to launch from now that the boat ramp lot has been recently paved and gated off, this is where we launched from and parked last year.
Any experience with Warden's in South County? I know it's real shallow and popular with the ice fishing crowd.

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Postby zfennell » Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:54 pm

i guess it's doable.
not quite as large as watuppa, but about 1 mile across.
i've been ice boating and ice boarding there, but i haven't seen it this year.
even though it's shallow, there are alot of springs scattered around so holes have always been present.

i think the only launch is from the south side, off wordens pond rd.

if the cold weather lasts, we'll have good ice on ninigret pond soon.
just a 100 yds from the ocean:)

-bill

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Postby stormboarding » Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:01 am

If you are on the West side of that area - we had some decent snowkiting on Round Lake near Saratoga, NY this weekend. Saratoga Lake had ice/snow patches but Round Lake was all snow - and you can race the snowmobilers.

And if you find yourself drifting north, I am still finding and looking for great spots throughout the Mad River Valley, Champlain Valley and Stowe area in Vermont.

At least the ice is 12+" throughout the Northeast...now we just need some snow.

rzm

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Sunapee, NH this week

Postby Styrax » Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:53 pm

Check out the forums at powerlinesports.com for discussions on snow kiting north of Boston.

If you feel like driving, Lake Sunapee, NH has great condions this week..It's huge, good snow coverage and thick ice. Across from the ski-area entance there's a beach entrance sign on the right. That's where I accessed the lake. Heading up there today.

Always looking for something closer to Boston though.


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