Quick jaunt in the snow.
The snow was only about an inch deep - Just deep enough to leave boot prints.
I was the only one on the "Work-Out" golf course, but other boot prints verified that a few had used the various golf course hills for some sledding.
Part of this hike was on some close by piers. I did not venture out on the thin ice, however.
I'll be able to use the lake as another work-out area after its ice thickens.
As soon as I see 'ice-fishing' houses, and snowmobiles (& ATVs) out on the icy lake, I'll deem it safe for hiking. The caution will be to steer clear of the various natural springs areas, as that ice is usually a bit thinner.
Also, some lake homeowners have under water 'bubblers' installed, to keep the water flowing around their piers and boat houses. Water in motion has a lower freezing level, and the bubblers usually keep ice from forming altogether.