As spring begins on the calendar, Maine's cold weather is starting to turn. With that, we await the ice on Maine's rivers, ponds, and lakes to clear out and dissolve away as the warmer weather returns.

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This is the time of year when we start keeping track of where the 'ice is out'. This term means being able to get across a body of water without being impeded by ice. This term doesn't mean there is no ice on a body of water but rather there is at least one avenue to be able to traverse a body of water from one bank to another without anything in the way.

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands keeps track of the lakes of Maine when it comes to their ice conditions and we checked out where things are at for the defrosting season.

Here are the places in Maine that currently are considered "Ice Out" so far for 2022.

  • Davis Pond, Eddington/Holden, considered 'ice out' on 03/28/2022
  • Crystal Lake, Gray, considered 'ice out' on 03/28/2022
  • Rocky Pond, Orland, considered 'ice out' on 03/27/2022
  • Highland Lake, Windham, Falmouth, considered 'ice out' on 03/27/2022
  • Nequasset Lake, Woolwich, considered 'ice out' on 03/26/2022
  • Silver Lake (Poverty P), Shapleigh, considered 'ice out' on 03/26/2022
  • Kennebunk Pond, Lyman, considered 'ice out' on 03/25/2022
  • Little Togus Pond, Augusta, considered 'ice out' on 03/25/2022
  • Gardner Lake, Whiting, Marion Township, East Machias, considered 'ice out' on 03/24/2022
  • Hamilton Pond, Bar Harbor, considered 'ice out' on 03/24/2022
  • Biscay Pond, Bristol, Breman, Damariscotta, considered 'ice out' on 03/24/2022
  • Maces Pond, Rockport, considered 'ice out' on 03/21/2022
  • Grassy Pond, Rockport, considered 'ice out' on 03/20/2022
  • Chickawaukie Pond, Rockland, Rockport, considered 'ice out' on 03/20/2022
  • Eagle Lake, Bar Harbor, considered 'ice out' on 03/16/2022

Keep track of your local Maine Lake at the Bureau of Parks and Lands on Maine.gov at their dedicated 'Ice Out Dates'. You can also subscribe to receive a message when 'ice out' happens at Maine Lakes for the season via text or email.

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