Who We Are

LAON is an all-volunteer group dedicated to preserving the health and beauty of Norways four lakes: Sand Pond, Hobbs Pond, North Pond and Lake Pennesseewassee.  We protect the lakes from harmful invasive plants and pollutants, monitor and report on each lake’s condition, encourage responsible recreation, and conduct a broad based awareness campaign to reach our entire watershed community.

Of course, the key to our lakes health is the actions of all our members: Controlling erosion on their properties and roads.  Removing all plants and debris from all boats and equipment.  Limiting wake to protect other people, our shoreline, and property (state law requires minimum wake within 200′ of land).

Our members enjoy swimming, boating, fishing and other water sports during the summer and ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and skating on the lakes all winter.


ANNUAL MEETING on Zoom JULY 10, 10:30 am (practice at 10am)

If you haven’t Zoomed before, please connect at 10:00 to practice! Zoom can be downloaded on any device (computer/tablet/smart phone) at: www.zoom.us. If we don’t have your email address, please email it to us since an email from us is the easiest way to connect. The zoom link is: https://une.zoom.us/j/93245829312?pwd=MnZ1Q2NNb2cxbHJObkxycVlJckNGUT09, and is on our website. If your device doesn’t have a camera or microphone, call 929-205-6099. (You could then watch via computer.)      Meeting ID: 932 4582 9312;  Passcode: 644492

The 5th annual Lake Penn boat parade will be on July 3rd at 3pm. Meet at boat launch (decorations are encouraged). Last year’s had 53 boats and 30 cars watching from the road!

The 6th Annual Length of Lake Swim will be on Sunday, August 15th as a fundraiser and celebration of the health of our lakes. Two person teams welcome! If you want to swim or have a party boat, contact us!

What’s New

Our 2021 newsletter highlights the challenges confronting us and the responsive programs we’ve developed. Our strength is based on our multifaceted approach, our success is based on lakeshore property owner involvement.

See the updates on the Lake Pennesseewassee watershed protection program:

Also, please review the summary of the highly successful North Pond Watershed Protection project, which was conducted during the fall of 2017 through end of 2019.

Read the detailed agenda and meeting minutes from the July, 2019 annual LAON meeting.


Our sponsors are caring local businesses which recognize the connection between the quality of our lakes and local economic vitality. The Town of Norway is our main partner; we are grateful for its ongoing support. Our business sponsors are listed on Thanks to Our Sponsors.

We need you to Invest in our future.  We rely on annual membership dues and business sponsorship to support our work. (All donations are fully tax exempt)

Get LAON Shirts and Tote Bags

We have designed, and have available for sale, a variety of LAON shirts and Tote Bags!  Please consider buying shirts or bags for yourself, your family members and maybe even your frequent guests.  When we begin to wear these shirts and carry these bags around town, we will be sparking awareness of what LAON does for our entire community.

Would you like to be on our email list?  (We only send a few messages each year and we won’t share our address list.) Just complete this form or Email: norwaylaon@gmail.com. Don’t forget to add us to your address book so that our messages reach you!