Halfmoon Lake Association was founded to protect the interest of property owners through education and the continued monitoring of lake quality in order to enhance both property values and recreational opportunities.
On the Alton-Barnstead line, Halfmoon Lake is a 280 acre natural body of water with a maximum depth of 29 feet and at an elevation of 640 feet. For lake facts and Website credits please click here.
Aluminum Boat Found, May 26: An aluminum row boat washed up in the brook next to Fernhill beach this spring. Someone may have thought it stolen because of the aluminum thefts reported last fall. Please see Lost 'n Found.
NH DES beach sampling, May 26: The 2015 beach sampling season started this week. Three Halfmoon beaches are scheduled for testing on June 19. Test results, usually available in a couple of days, can be found here. This state program harmonizes well with HMLA's own water quality testing, which is conducted under the state's VLAP program.
Free Fishing Day: Take advantage of New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day, coming Saturday, June 6. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire - freshwater or saltwater - without a fishing license.
Loon Nest Update, May 20: It’s been two weeks since a man-made loon nest was positioned off Rustic Shores and Fernhill and while we remain optimistic the loons are not yet responding. A loon couple has been sighted almost nightly near the nest; unfortunately, the rent-free housing remains empty. The last two evenings witnessed a beaver (or muskrat?) insisted on swimming through the loons' resting area touching off quite a ruckus.
Locke Lake Social Club Invite: The club invites members of Halfmoon Lake to join their social club. This is the social club not the Locke Lake Colony Association. Dues per person, annually, are only $5. Click here for their brochure.
Man-made Loon Nest on Halfmoon: Loon Preservation Committee biologist, John Cooley, and HMLA Vice President, John Wheeler, maneuvered a nest to a hopeful location on May 5 off Rustic Shores and Fernhill. Within a few hours a loon couple reportedly check it out. Let's keep our fingers crossed that we'll be seeing chicks this season. If the loons are successful, of course, we'll all want to give them space. See pictures below and at the Photo Gallery.
Ice-out on Halfmoon arrived Monday, April 20, 2015, a bit later than last year's April 16 ice-out, and four days earlier than for Lake Winnipesaukee, which arrived on April 24 at 4:34 pm.
The July meeting was held Saturday, July 19, at the home of President Bill and Pat Mannion of Rustic Shores. July meeting minutes.
Water Quality Team: Geared up for the 2014 season, our Water Quality team continues to monitor our lake's water. VLAP water test results for the 2013 summer are available: click here. Previous test results are on the Documents page.Lake Milfoil Scouts: Debbie Fedorchak and Linda Bramante, our lake scouts, keep surveillance for invasive weeds. Last year marked the third summer season our scouts found no traces of milfoil. DES Beach Sampling
View more pictures at the Photo Gallery.