Canaan Lake Association



Annual Meeting Documents

Water Quality and Lake Management:

Other Lake Associations

Canaan Street Links


The origins of the Association are lost in the mists of time. While the oldest Articles of Agreement are dated July 1964, the Internal Revenue Service records show the Association was registered as a non-profit 401(c)(4) in September 1942.

Its original name was "The Canaan Street Improvement Society" and its purpose was the planting, cultivation and protection of shade, ornamental and forest trees on Canaan Street as well as the promotion of the prosperity of the street.

This simple mission did not last long. In 1969 the Articles of Agreement were modified to change the name to "The Canaan Lake Association." Its mission expanded to include the improvement and conservation of the bodies of water and the adjacent land of said bodies situated in Canaan, Grafton County, NH, with particular emphasis on that body of water in Canaan , formerly called Hart's Pond, and also Crystal Lake, and now known as Canaan Street Lake.

In 2012, a second amendment was made to the Articles of Agreement in which the mission was limited to Canaan Street Lake and its watershed rather that all of the water bodies in Canaan.


Notice: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we regret that the Canaan Lake Association will not hold the customary Business Meeting and annual picnic lunch we have all enjoyed at the Meetinghouse in the past. The required Annual Meeting will be a virtual meeting conducted online, Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:00 AM.

Members who provide email addresses on the enclosed Membership Form will be invited to the session by email the week of the meeting. Members not providing an email address and wishing to attend the meeting by telephone only may call 301-715-8592 and enter meeting ID 2410589423 and Participant ID 164778 when prompted.

All members are encouraged to vote by returning the enclosed membership form and paper ballot. Ballots must be received no later than Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Please note that only dues paying members are allowed to vote, limited to one ballot per paid membership.

Click to view PDF & Membership Form.

The Canaan Lake Association meets annually in July. View photos of past events here.

annual meeting aerial photo of lake in Fall

bbq line up dog show

Annual Photo Contest

canoes at dock at sunset

Snap great Lake photos throughout the year, and then enter the annual Canaan Lake Association contest!

Click to view past submissions & winners