Something tells me that as we get closer to turning the page from February to March, that this year's ice-out (an accepted definition is when one can travel the entire body of water unimpeded) might be earlier than usual.
The Bridgton Community Center's annual fundraiser on Moose Pond has a new mascot this year. IC is a colorful snowman that is highly visible as you cross the causeway and will determine when ice out comes to the Pond. Entrants can try to win one-half of the net proceeds by predicting the correct date. Tickets are available at a number of locations around Bridgton including Beth's Kitchen Cafe.
For complete contest rules and previous ice out dates, please contact the Bridgton Community Center at 207-647-3116.
Here's an interesting link to a live webcam on the Naples Causeway.