Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

January 6, 2022
by rob
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First Ice of 2022

January 6th we woke up to our lake completely covered in ice. This was one of the latest times if not the latest in the past 25 years and probably much longer. Please click on this overhead 360º view of … Continue reading

February 7, 2021
by rob
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Truesdale Winter Panorama

First try at creating an overhead panorama of Lake Truesdale in the winter. Let me know what you think. Email

January 6, 2021
by rob
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Some Lake New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

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. (Wind River, formerly Kaiser-Battistone offers 15% discount for lake area residents – but you have to … Continue reading

October 19, 2015
by rob
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Signs of Fall

Leaves are changing colors, days are getting shorter, and beach toys have been packed away for the winter.

Share your fall photos of Truesdale Lake – send them to us at and we’ll put them up at the lake website.

To start things off, here are a few fall shots around the lake. 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