Canobie Lake is not a Quinnipiac name but an Abanaki name that means “abundant water”. Canobie Lake is a body of water located in Rockingham County in southern New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Salem and Windham. Its average depth is and its max. depth is . It is approximately long, and on average wide, though two arms of the lake combine to produce a width of at the lake's center. Canobie Lake Park, an amusement park, is located on the lake's east shore. Canobie Lake is predominately and abundantley spring-fed which also serves as the water supply for the town of Salem, New Hampshire. Thus, no persons are allowed to swim in it. It is only strictly allowed for boats and fishing. Canobie Lake is predominantly spring-fed. Aside from the amusement park, the shores of the lake are primarily lined with houses. Water from the lake flows via Policy Brook to the Spicket River and thence to the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The type of fish that can be found in Canobie Lake are largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, striped bass, crappies, walleye, catfish, and trout. Local Indian tribes that inhabitated New Hampshire were the Abanaki's and Pennacook's. However, the tribe that was centralized in central and southern New Hampshire, near Canobie Lake, was the Pennacook tribe. Even though Canobie Lake is an Abanaki word that means "abudant water", the Pennacook's were very close relatives with the Abanaki's and were frequently classed with the Abanaki tribe. The Pennacook tribe also inhabitated northeastern Massachussetts and the southernmost part of Maine. In 1600, it was estimated that there was about 2,000 Pennacook Indians and in 1676 there was an estimated 1,250. The lake was founded in 1902 and it has attracted visitors for almost 100 years. Visitors are attracted to it because of its clean water, great amount of fish and a long stretch perfect for boating. Since its founding, the Canobie Lake Protective Association was formed to protect the lake in 1980. Canobie Lake is annually stocked by the New Hampshire Fish and Game. Eastern Brook and Rainbow Trout Stocked in 2008 Town Fish Age Quantity Weight Salem Rainbow 1+YR 940 99 Windham Brook 1+YR 340 110 Windham Rainbow 1+YR 520 437 Eastern Brook and Rainbow Trout Stocked in 2009 Town Fish Age Quantity Weight Salem Rainbow 1+YR 360 163 Windham Brook 1+YR 340 96 Windham Rainbow 1+YR 1,100 458 Eastern Brook and Rainbow Trout Stocked in 2010 Town Fish Age Quantity Weight Windham Brook 1+YR 340 145 Windham Rainbow 1+YR 1,460 663 Eastern Brook and Rainbow Trout Stocked in 2011 Town Fish Age Quantity Weight Windham Brook 1+YR 340 150 Windham Rainbow 1+YR 1,460 939
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