The Apgar family has been on Lake Kanasatka since 2005 when we purchased a vacation home on Sandy Cove. We brought our young boys up for the Fishing Derby in 2004 and while I was out on Fish Cove (Lake Winni) in the sub freezing temperatures my wife went out looking at real estate. The view across frozen Lake Kanasatka towards the Ossipee Mountain range was so beautiful that we put an offer in right away and were lucky enough to move in by Memorial Day. The fish were jumping in my boat that year and our boys (9 and 11) were young enough to thoroughly enjoy jumping off the swim raft into the clear blue waters. Several years went by while we enjoyed tracking shooting stars and satellites in the clear dark skies, roasting marshmallows on the campfire, learning to waterski, wake board, kayak, sail, canoe and fish in the quiet waters of Lake K.

As the boys grew to high school age it was no longer enough to spend family time at the lake during the summers. They started to invite friends to share with all the outdoor activities, including some covert clinking of bottles around the campfire late night when they thought their parents were not looking! We entertained large groups of friends and family in our Sandy Cove home, making beds on the floor to accommodate everyone that loved to spend time here in our little slice of paradise!

In 2014 our lake neighbor let us know that their year round home was going up for sale and we decided to upgrade to a larger 4 season home on the lake. We moved furniture and mattresses through a trail in the woods between the 2 homes and were soon enjoying the lake year round in a larger home with room for even more guests through the summer months. This enabled us to add show shoeing, skating, and nordic skiing to the list of adventures we could offer to guests at Camp Apgar!

During Covid we sold our Massachusetts residence and moved to our Glidden Road home full time. Much to our chagrin we started to experience Cyanobacteria blooms right around that time and have since been fully engaged in helping to clean our beautiful lake of phosphates, ensuring that our grandchildren will continue to enjoy the same small lake feel of Kanasatka and learn to love the outdoors the same way the rest of our extended family and friends have learned here at the Lake.

Scott Apgar

LKWA Board of Directors