exploring our amazing natural spaces

Tiny bubbles

While most ponds and some lakes now have ice the Minnesota DNR publishes specific guidelines before heading out for a walk on the water. Have fun but be safe is always a good rule of thumb.

  • 4 inches for walking
  • 5 inches for a snowmobile or ATV
  • 8-12 inches for a car
  • 12-15 inches for a medium-sized truck

pond leaf

One response

  1. Marilyn J. Ringold

    Thanks for this wonderful picture and for the reminder to be safe in these early stages of ice overs on lakes and ponds. Our lake, Howard Lake, just froze over last night a very then freeze, however. Even the geese decided that it was time to head south! M

    November 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

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