Comments, Testimonials

Visitor Comments


“Thank you!  We enjoy the lake when we come to stay a house in Wakefield.  Keep up the good work of keeping the water and lake clean.”

Joe (Providence, RI)

2018-03-03T15:06:47+00:00

Joe (Providence, RI)

“Thank you!  We enjoy the lake when we come to stay a house in Wakefield.  Keep up the good work of keeping the water and lake clean.”
“I wish I could give more but I want you to know we greatly appreciate what you do for this lake and how much we enjoy it.  It is one of our favorite places in New Hampshire.  Keep up the good work!”

David (Merrimac, MA)

2018-03-03T15:19:52+00:00

David (Merrimac, MA)

“I wish I could give more but I want you to know we greatly appreciate what you do for this lake and how much we enjoy it.  It is one of our favorite places in New Hampshire.  Keep up the good work!”
“Chocorua Lake has become a regular stop for me when passing through.  If I lived closer, I’d help more.  Thank you for keeping it nice!”

Paul (Quincy, MA)

2018-03-02T17:05:59+00:00

Paul (Quincy, MA)

“Chocorua Lake has become a regular stop for me when passing through.  If I lived closer, I’d help more.  Thank you for keeping it nice!”
“We love the lake!”

George and Clara (Westfield, MA)

2018-03-03T15:14:54+00:00

George and Clara (Westfield, MA)

“We love the lake!”
“The lake is a joy to visit and to recall in the mind’s eye.”

Anonymous

2018-03-02T17:05:14+00:00

Anonymous

“The lake is a joy to visit and to recall in the mind’s eye.”
“Last Sunday morning my husband and I enjoyed a muffin and juice on the granite benches beside ‘the lake’.  It is where we often return whenever in New Hampshire.”

Janet (Storrs, CT)

2018-03-03T15:22:27+00:00

Janet (Storrs, CT)

“Last Sunday morning my husband and I enjoyed a muffin and juice on the granite benches beside ‘the lake’.  It is where we often return whenever in New Hampshire.”
“I’ve enjoyed the lake for many years as a child and even to this day."

Anonymous

2018-03-02T17:07:51+00:00

Anonymous

“I’ve enjoyed the lake for many years as a child and even to this day."
“My family and I were driving home from a short camping trip in the White Mountains, looking for a convenient lake to use our kayak in, as a fun way to cap our little vacation.  Suddenly, a beautiful lake, right on the road, so inviting….  And a fabulous view!"

Ken (Belmont, MA)

2018-03-03T15:15:57+00:00

Ken (Belmont, MA)

“My family and I were driving home from a short camping trip in the White Mountains, looking for a convenient lake to use our kayak in, as a fun way to cap our little vacation.  Suddenly, a beautiful lake, right on the road, so inviting….  And a fabulous view!"
“I imagine you work hard to preserve this unpreserved character of the lake.  I want it to stay this way.  And since there’s no free lunch, I’m paying now for all those free afternoons in the hope that there will be more to come.”

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

2018-03-03T15:10:37+00:00

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

“I imagine you work hard to preserve this unpreserved character of the lake.  I want it to stay this way.  And since there’s no free lunch, I’m paying now for all those free afternoons in the hope that there will be more to come.”
“Since 1962 when my father and I built a small camp on Pine Hill Road in Ossipee, we have been going to the lake for swimming and its beauty.”

David (Merrimac, MA)

2018-03-03T15:19:13+00:00

David (Merrimac, MA)

“Since 1962 when my father and I built a small camp on Pine Hill Road in Ossipee, we have been going to the lake for swimming and its beauty.”
"One of the most beautiful places on earth. I spent most of my summers here as a child and hope to make it back soon."

Caroline M. (Columbia, SC)

2018-06-03T01:34:11+00:00

Caroline M. (Columbia, SC)

One of the most beautiful places on earth.
"It is a joy to know that there are persons who are willing to work so hard to save our precious local environment and magnificent natural landmarks."  Jane (Meriden, NH)
2018-03-11T18:13:35+00:00
"It is a joy to know that there are persons who are willing to work so hard to save our precious local environment and magnificent natural landmarks."  Jane (Meriden, NH)
"From a baby to now, we have hiked Mt Chocorua, stayed at White Ledge Campground and, of course, I learned to swim in Lake Chocorua at about 5 years old.  What great memories!  We are overdue to be a CLC member. Thanks for all you do!"

Sam and Ruth (Hooksett, NH)

2018-03-11T18:34:39+00:00

Sam and Ruth (Hooksett, NH)

"From a baby to now, we have hiked Mt Chocorua, stayed at White Ledge Campground and, of course, I learned to swim in Lake Chocorua at about 5 years old.  What great memories!  We are overdue to be a CLC member. Thanks for all you do!"
“Even the gnarly root structures of the trees along the shore are always familiar.  I see myself hanging in those roots, reading ‘Ripley's Believe It or Not’ comic books, looking out at Mt Chocorua, going for another dip.”

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

2018-03-03T15:09:37+00:00

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

“Even the gnarly root structures of the trees along the shore are always familiar.  I see myself hanging in those roots, reading ‘Ripley's Believe It or Not’ comic books, looking out at Mt Chocorua, going for another dip.”
"Although I now rarely get to make an in-person visit the Grove and be able to "inhale” from the Narrows Bridge the beauty of that quintessential, upper New England, experience — and have to rely, instead, upon the pictures of it — I continue to appreciate all that the Conservancy does to protect and maintain it for everyone to experience, hopefully in person."

David (Lexington, MA)

2018-03-11T18:08:10+00:00

David (Lexington, MA)

"Although I now rarely get to make an in-person visit the Grove and be able to "inhale” from the Narrows Bridge the beauty of that quintessential, upper New England, experience — and have to rely, instead, upon the pictures of it — I continue to appreciate all that the Conservancy does to protect and maintain it for everyone to experience, hopefully in person."
“In the summer of 1940 and 1941 I worked at the Chocorua Inn to earn money for college, and have wonderful memories of enjoying the lake, picnicking and canoeing.”

Marion (Derry, NH)

2018-03-03T15:17:22+00:00

Marion (Derry, NH)

“In the summer of 1940 and 1941 I worked at the Chocorua Inn to earn money for college, and have wonderful memories of enjoying the lake, picnicking and canoeing.”
"You guys do a great job taking great care of our history."

Don (Sanbornville, NH)

2018-03-11T18:32:00+00:00

Don (Sanbornville, NH)

"You guys do a great job taking great care of our history."
“You are to be applauded for your efforts.  It’s better than going to the movies.”

Bill and Phyllis (Alton, NH & Leesburg, FL)

2018-03-03T15:07:43+00:00

Bill and Phyllis (Alton, NH & Leesburg, FL)

“You are to be applauded for your efforts.  It’s better than going to the movies.”
“We love the lake and stop whenever we drive by.  Keep up the good work.”

Jeffrey and Karen (Lynn, MA)

2018-03-02T17:03:45+00:00

Jeffrey and Karen (Lynn, MA)

“We love the lake and stop whenever we drive by.  Keep up the good work.”
“THANK YOU for your work!”

Helen (Coventry, CT)

2018-03-03T15:23:41+00:00

Helen (Coventry, CT)

“THANK YOU for your work!”
“We enjoyed Chocorua Lake immensely.  Everything was clean and forestry.  Keep it up.“

Dave and Peggy (Weston, MA)

2018-03-02T17:07:29+00:00

Dave and Peggy (Weston, MA)

“We enjoyed Chocorua Lake immensely.  Everything was clean and forestry.  Keep it up.“
“Thank you for the use of this beautiful lake and picnic area.  We love it!”

Inge and Gary (Durham, NH)

2018-03-03T15:21:10+00:00

Inge and Gary (Durham, NH)

“Thank you for the use of this beautiful lake and picnic area.  We love it!”
“We had a great time kayaking at your lake this summer.  Keep up the good work!”

Jo Anne and David (Monson, MA)

2018-03-03T15:13:59+00:00

Jo Anne and David (Monson, MA)

“We had a great time kayaking at your lake this summer.  Keep up the good work!”
“I’ve been to the lake 25 or 30 ties in about as many years.  What made it stand out, even then but especially now, is the feeling that it’s not preserved – it just is.  No front gate, no snack stand, no lifeguard, no little pontoon rope to tell you where you can’t swim.  Just a lake in the mountains, like it belongs there.”

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

2018-03-03T15:10:09+00:00

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

“I’ve been to the lake 25 or 30 ties in about as many years.  What made it stand out, even then but especially now, is the feeling that it’s not preserved – it just is.  No front gate, no snack stand, no lifeguard, no little pontoon rope to tell you where you can’t swim.  Just a lake in the mountains, like it belongs there.”
“Thank you for the use of your lovely lake!  We spent several hours taking turns paddling around, enjoying the serenity and beauty, watched over by Mt Chocorua (which my wife and I climbed years ago).  I’m pleased to be able to support your efforts in maintaining this little treasure!”

Ken (Belmont, MA)

2018-03-03T15:16:21+00:00

Ken (Belmont, MA)

“Thank you for the use of your lovely lake!  We spent several hours taking turns paddling around, enjoying the serenity and beauty, watched over by Mt Chocorua (which my wife and I climbed years ago).  I’m pleased to be able to support your efforts in maintaining this little treasure!”
“Enclosed is a check as our contribution to the wonderful efforts you people are putting into maintaining the lake and surrounds.  My husband I stop at the lake every time we travel by – a most romantic spot!”

Kathlyn and Jesse (New Hampton, NH)

2018-03-03T15:18:07+00:00

Kathlyn and Jesse (New Hampton, NH)

“Enclosed is a check as our contribution to the wonderful efforts you people are putting into maintaining the lake and surrounds.  My husband I stop at the lake every time we travel by – a most romantic spot!”
“My wife Irene passed away on May 25, 2002.  She loved Chocorua Lake.  We visited every year.”

Larry (Doylestown, PA)

2018-03-03T15:26:58+00:00

Larry (Doylestown, PA)

“My wife Irene passed away on May 25, 2002.  She loved Chocorua Lake.  We visited every year.”
“This is a favorite of our family, a great place for the kids to safely use the kayaks and canoes.  Thanks!”

Jo Anne and David (Monson, MA)

2018-03-03T15:14:24+00:00

Jo Anne and David (Monson, MA)

“This is a favorite of our family, a great place for the kids to safely use the kayaks and canoes.  Thanks!”
“I am just one of the many who appreciate your efforts to keep up the bridge and picnic areas.  It is one of my all-time favorite things to do, stopping there whenever I’m in the area. Your organization is truly appreciated.”

Marion (Derry, NH)

2018-03-03T15:16:43+00:00

Marion (Derry, NH)

“I am just one of the many who appreciate your efforts to keep up the bridge and picnic areas.  It is one of my all-time favorite things to do, stopping there whenever I’m in the area. Your organization is truly appreciated.”
“One of the most beautiful spots in the Northeast.”

Anonymous

2018-03-03T15:07:15+00:00

Anonymous

“One of the most beautiful spots in the Northeast.”
“Thanks for the nice stopping off place between Portsmouth and the White Mountains.  We’ve been doing this trek north for quite some time!”

Andrea and Bob (North Hampton, NH)

2018-03-03T15:08:40+00:00

Andrea and Bob (North Hampton, NH)

“Thanks for the nice stopping off place between Portsmouth and the White Mountains.  We’ve been doing this trek north for quite some time!”
“I’m glad there are still places like this – a lake, not a Sea-Doo arena.  It’s a blessing.  Keep up the good work.”

Anonymous

2018-03-02T17:03:05+00:00

Anonymous

“I’m glad there are still places like this – a lake, not a Sea-Doo arena.  It’s a blessing.  Keep up the good work.”
“In my retirement my wife and I spend many hours on the eastern shore of the lake, enjoying the view of the mountains and in recent years watching the loons in their daily trips around the lake.  It was especially wonderful this year to see the two young ones.”

David (Merrimac, MA)

2018-03-03T15:19:32+00:00

David (Merrimac, MA)

“In my retirement my wife and I spend many hours on the eastern shore of the lake, enjoying the view of the mountains and in recent years watching the loons in their daily trips around the lake.  It was especially wonderful this year to see the two young ones.”
“Thank you very much for all you have been doing through the years.  I was very happy to find this donation envelope during my latest visit.”

Carol (Kennebunk, ME)

2018-03-03T15:20:46+00:00

Carol (Kennebunk, ME)

“Thank you very much for all you have been doing through the years.  I was very happy to find this donation envelope during my latest visit.”
“We have enjoyed visiting the lake for over 30 years.  I had no idea how much you do to protect and preserve this lovely place.  Thank you for your efforts.  Please accept a small donation to help with your work.”

Ronald and Kathryn (Barrington, NH)

2018-03-03T15:23:21+00:00

Ronald and Kathryn (Barrington, NH)

“We have enjoyed visiting the lake for over 30 years.  I had no idea how much you do to protect and preserve this lovely place.  Thank you for your efforts.  Please accept a small donation to help with your work.”
“This lake is one of the features that brings me back to the White Mountains every few years.  It is one of the few places from my childhood that has remained essentially unchanged.”

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

2018-03-03T15:09:08+00:00

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

“This lake is one of the features that brings me back to the White Mountains every few years.  It is one of the few places from my childhood that has remained essentially unchanged.”
"I am very impressed by your organization and have been fond of the Mount Chocorua region for decades."

Elaine (Boston, MA)

2018-03-11T18:33:17+00:00

Elaine (Boston, MA)

"I am very impressed by your organization and have been fond of the Mount Chocorua region for decades."
“Just passing through.  Beautiful lake!”

Anonymous

2018-03-03T15:17:44+00:00

Anonymous

“Just passing through.  Beautiful lake!”
“Thank you for providing this area to picnic and view the lake and mountain.”

Lawrence (St Petersburg, FL)

2018-03-03T15:08:11+00:00

Lawrence (St Petersburg, FL)

“Thank you for providing this area to picnic and view the lake and mountain.”
“Thank you for your help in preserving this place!”

Ryan (Milton Mills, NH)

2018-03-03T15:24:22+00:00

Ryan (Milton Mills, NH)

“Thank you for your help in preserving this place!”
“It is a worthy thing you do – thanks for looking after this place.”

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

2018-03-03T15:11:22+00:00

Brian (Clifton Heights, PA)

“It is a worthy thing you do – thanks for looking after this place.”
"Our favorite stopping off place along Route 16."

Andrea and Bob (North Hampton, NH)

2018-03-11T18:10:04+00:00

Andrea and Bob (North Hampton, NH)

"Our favorite stopping off place along Route 16."
“My husband and I want to thank you for such a beautiful lake and area.  We spent an afternoon kayaking on the lake, and plan to do it again often.  Everything was great!  Thank you.”

Bob and Marion (Foxborough, MA)

2018-03-03T15:20:20+00:00

Bob and Marion (Foxborough, MA)

“My husband and I want to thank you for such a beautiful lake and area.  We spent an afternoon kayaking on the lake, and plan to do it again often.  Everything was great!  Thank you.”
“We camp at Chocorua Camping Village. We love and appreciate the lake.”

Cynthia and Walter (Nashua, NH)

2018-03-03T15:11:58+00:00

Cynthia and Walter (Nashua, NH)

“We camp at Chocorua Camping Village. We love and appreciate the lake.”
“This is our favorite spot whenever we get to New Hampshire – usually two times a year."

Larry and Irene (Doylestown, PA)

2018-03-03T15:13:30+00:00

Larry and Irene (Doylestown, PA)

“This is our favorite spot whenever we get to New Hampshire – usually two times a year."
“Nice to see you doing such a valuable community effort without waiting for some government group to do it for you.”

Anonymous

2018-03-02T17:06:18+00:00

Anonymous

“Nice to see you doing such a valuable community effort without waiting for some government group to do it for you.”
“I have been stopping, enjoying and photographing here for 50 years! I have a wonderful slide show over the four seasons. One of my favorite all time spots!”

Philip (Dover, NH)

2018-03-03T15:12:27+00:00

Philip (Dover, NH)

“I have been stopping, enjoying and photographing here for 50 years! I have a wonderful slide show over the four seasons. One of my favorite all time spots!”
“It is a lovely lake and I have swum here many times.”

Anonymous

2018-03-02T17:03:30+00:00

Anonymous

“It is a lovely lake and I have swum here many times.”
"I would love to thank the trail maintenance crew for their spectacular efforts in cleaning up the Hammond Trail.  I thought that trail was damaged beyond repair as gargantuan trees the size of small cities blew down on the trail making it almost impossible to navigate.  I consider these folks “trail angels” and could not possibly thank you enough for repairing the damage done.  I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning when went up the Hammond Trail on Monday and witnessed what the crew had done.  I had just been up there on Friday, so having a crew get up there and complete the clean up on that trail in such short period is nothing shy of incredible. Thank you 1000 times over…you guys are the BEST!!!!!"

Marianne (Albany, NH)

2018-03-11T18:11:51+00:00

Marianne (Albany, NH)

"I would love to thank the trail maintenance crew for their spectacular efforts in cleaning up the Hammond Trail.  I thought that trail was damaged beyond repair as gargantuan trees the size of small cities blew down on the trail making it almost impossible to navigate.  I consider these folks “trail angels” and could not possibly thank you enough for repairing the damage done.  I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning when went up the Hammond Trail on Monday and witnessed what the crew had done.  I had just been up there on Friday, so having a crew get up there and complete the clean up on that trail in such short period is nothing shy of incredible. Thank you 1000 times over…you guys are the BEST!!!!!"
“I visited the lake and took a swim before and after climbing Mt Chocorua.  Very refreshing.”

Anonymous

2018-03-02T16:31:50+00:00

Anonymous

“I visited the lake and took a swim before and after climbing Mt Chocorua.  Very refreshing.”
“Thank you for this restful spot.”

Steve (Evanston, IL)

2018-03-02T17:07:40+00:00

Steve (Evanston, IL)

“Thank you for this restful spot.”

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