Cottage Life will help you enjoy life at the lake even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.
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For generations, the hearts of these Baie Fine cottagers have been tied to a mountain called Casson Peak.
Now that the feds are cracking down on DEET, what will we do for a fix? Plus: West Nile update.
What’s old is new again in cottage kitchens.
Learn a thing or two from the guys who maintain cottage country’s aids to navigation.
And you thought jobs like priming the pump and patching the roof were all work and no play.
From dockside munchies to perfect potluck, presenting the winners of our 9th Annual Recipe Contest.
Native Intelligence: At the cottage, why grow exotic plants that are as fussy as high-maintenance guests when you could have a garden of resilient locals?
Venting the bunkie’s a breeze; the awesome angle grinder; drill bits that won’t quit; the poop on composting; getting a grip on a headless nail
Friendly photo annual; an online view of Big Hawk Lake; update on rattler bites and treatment; birds bugged by West Nile; Bolton gives beavers the boot; the classic, obtrusive lifejacket
As some cottagers were chilled to discover this winter, oil tanks must now be registered and inspected before fuel supplies can top them up.
The war of the hoses: A his-and-hers account of putting in the pump.
Why horseflies attack; galvanized steel spikes for doc repair; crossing a watery property line; building a birdhouse with aluminum; a shingle-burning faux pas.
Take a tax break: You can make the cottage your principal resident without living there full time.
Set your sights on a pair of binoculars that's just right for your cottage needs.
Sex and the slithery: In spring, groups of garter snakes are hot to trot.
A chop off the old block.