Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

December 21, 2015
by rob
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Winter Is Coming

Everyone had such a great response to the Fall photo series, we’re back again for Winter!

Send your winter lake photos to lake@truesdalelake.com and I will post them at the lake website.

Photos can feature snow, ice, bare trees, fog, winter animals, winter activities like sledding or skating, fire pits, ice fishing — or pretty much anything that happens in winter around and on Truesdale Lake. If you have winter photos from past years send them in but please note the year if you know it.

If you have a title for your photo, let me know. All photos will be credited to the photographer.

Thanks! … Rob Continue reading

September 12, 2015
by rob
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Horse & Hound Featured in Local Restaurant News

FiOS TV did a feature story on the history of the Horse & Hound. It features interviews with patrons and Sue Vales, the owner/chef at the restaurant.

Click link to check the 5 minute video feature on a regular series they call “Restaurant Hunter.” Continue reading

April 3, 2015
by rob
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Muskrat and Melting Ice

In 16 winters here I don’t remember seeing the ice stay past March 31st. This winter was so cold we entered the month of April with ice and it has stuck around for a few days.

The warm air and the cold ice made a foggy inversion layer today that just begged to be photographed.

I was taking photos of the fog, ice, and lake shore when a decent sized muskrat surfaced in the open water between the ice layer and the shoreline. I was able to snap off a few photos from our floating dock. Unfortunately as I went to change the settings to a higher shutter speed to catch the creature in action, he noticed me and ducked back under the ice. Continue reading

March 25, 2015
by rob
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Coyotes on the Lake

A pair of coyotes were spotted at various places on the lake today.

They were scavenging a deer carcass on the northern half of the lake and then scouting down to the southern end. They did a few rounds today and have been seen on other days as well. If you have any photos, please send them to lake@truesdalelake.com and we will post them here. Continue reading

January 1, 2015
by rob
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Happy 2015! – Some Lake Resolutions for the New Year

Some Lake Stewardship Resolutions: I will get my septic tank pumped and inspected. If the tank baffles are missing or damaged, I’ll have them replaced. (Kaiser-Battistone offers 15% discount for lake area residents – but you have to tell them about … Continue reading

December 16, 2014
by rob
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Caroling on the TLPOA Beach – Dec 21st @5:30pm

From the Truesdalelake.Nextdoor.com website: Good afternoon to you all on this sunny and brisk December afternoon. We are planning to have our 38 or 39th annual caroling on the beach – on Sunday December 21 – starting at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
by rob
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Lake Watershed Information

The lake associations commissioned a report on Truesdale Lake in 2001 that was done by Land-Tech Consulting. It has been over 13 years since the report publication and many new residents probably have never seen it. I have excerpted a map … Continue reading

December 16, 2013
by rob
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Free Lake Management Book: Diet for a Small Lake

The classic lake management book ‘Diet for a Small Lake‘ has been made available as a free pdf download. Originally published in 1990 — this is the updated 2009 edition. The physical book is published at cost – hardcover is … Continue reading