During the winter of 2011-2012 the ducks, geese, and swans were able to keep the waters open in the deep part of our lake until January 14th. That is the latest that we have had "Ice In" since John & Bella Sanders began tracking it in 1987. The Long Lake Area Association is a thankful beneficiary of their ice-in/ice-out data.
We strive to keep that data updated now with the help of many Long Lake friends around the lake. http://www.longlakeliving.org/p/ice-in-ice-out-data.html