Alton Bay’s Airport on the Ice

Alton Bay’s Airport on the Ice

Alton Bay’s Airport on the Ice

By Sarah Wright

When Lake Winnipesaukee freezes over, Alton Bay begins bustling with activity—ice fishing bob houses pop up, snowmobiles turn the lake into a crossing, and pilots can start landing their planes on the ice. It’s a truly unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the lower 48 states. That’s right—it’s the only ice runway in the continental U.S. that is registered with the state and has federal FAA approval. 

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