CURRENT USES OF THE LAKE
Town water supply
Canaan Street Lake is a water source to the Village of Canaan. The reservoir for the town water supply is located at the Southeast end of the lake. This is a significant town resource and should this water become unavailable, the required drilled wells would be very expensive.
NO BOATING, SWIMMING OR WADING IN THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY
No entry in any season, including boating or swimming is allowed in the Public Water Supply by NH State Law. In the summer, the reservoir is marked by buoys. Permanent signs are also posted on the shoreline.
Canaan Street Lake is a significant recreational resource for boating, fishing, swimming and other water sports in the summer, and skating, ice fishing, skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. The Lake has a public beach and boat ramp that is very busy, especially on summer weekends.