Spofford Lake Association

1. SLA Annual Meeting:

Will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Spofford Yacht Club on North Shore Rd. from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be ordered with the envelope in your (soon to arrive) Spring Newsletter. Purchase your tickets early as space is limited.  

BBQ Dinner Menu


Cheese & Crackers, Veggies and Hummus. Deviled Eggs-Horse Radish Egg, Ginger Lemongrass Egg & Paprika Egg

Buffet Dinner 

Buffalo Chicken Wings with Dressings

Classic Chicken Wings with cilantro lime creama & sweet chili garlic sauce on the side

BBQ Ribs

Caprese Salad with tomatoes, peaches, basil balsamic and fresh mozzarella

Lemon shallot green beans with fingerling potatoes and roasted corn

Classic Cobb Salad with dried cranberries, hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce, gorgonzola cheese and red onion (bacon and croutons on the side)

Dinner rolls with infused butters

2. From the NH Business Review (Oct 28,2018); interview withTom O'Brien, President of NH Lakes (
www.nhbr.com/October-26-2018/Q-A-with-NH-Lakes-President-Tom-OBrien/ )

Q. What is the purpose of NH Lakes?

A. We work to promote clean water policies and responsible use, and to inspire the public to care for our lakes. Without an intentional approach to maintaining the health of lakes, they will age more quickly, some within our lifetimes.

Q. What do you mean by “aging?”

A. We think of lakes as living things that have a natural life cycle with a beginning and an end. New Hampshire’s lakes were created by glacial activity about 10,000 years ago, so they are young, geologically. A young lake is clear and has very little organic matter and high levels of dissolved oxygen. Over time, lakes essentially begin to fill in with decayed plant matter and sediment from the adjacent landscape. What we do around lakes, and how we do it, determines the rate at which they age.

Q. What are the main threats to New Hampshire lakes?

A. Over the past 40 years we’ve been dealing with two primary threats: the influx of aquatic invasive species and the widespread and, we think, ultimately more lethal threats of polluted runoff from the developed landscape, which is changing the lakes right before our eyes. Added to these are weather changes that are warming lake temperatures and changing precipitation patterns. In the past 40 to 50 years, some lakes have gone from a cold water fishery to a warm water fishery.

Q. By invasives, do you mean milfoil?

A. Exotic milfoil is the poster child, since it’s the most common invasive plant in our lakes. About 85 lakes have a milfoil infestation of some size. But there are other invasive plants and animals.

Several New Hampshire lakes and rivers contain Asian clam infestations. Zebra mussels are in Massachusetts, and last year they were found on a sailboat that was about to enter Lake Sunapee. It had last been in the water on Lake Champlain, albeit several years prior. Chinese mystery snails occur in an uncounted number of lakes.

See the entire article using the URL above. 

3. Spofford Hall Property  


This past fall the Court ruled in favor of Route 9A LLC, the owner of the former 'Spofford Hall'. The judgment allows the owner to subdivide the six-acre site into five single-family home parcels.

The final agreement between the town and the property owner has not yet been completed. Specific information regarding the property's development will be forthcoming upon completion of the agreement. 

 To remain abreast of developments, members should refer to the Board of Selectmen meeting minutes, available on the Town's website


The Spofford Lake Association Board meets monthly, generally April through October. If you are interested in these meetings, or have news you wish to share, please email us with your requests.