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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What do you get when she’s a designer and he’s a designer and they buy an isolated strip of water-access shoreline? A sophisticated, off-grid retreat, of course. Click the title link for exclusive photos from the cottage and bunkie.
Traffic is a headache, right? Not for these guys. Their float planes—the latest in a long line of magnificent machines that opened up the North—get them to the lake lickety-split. Click the link for a video of a float plane journey over Georgian Bay.
A cathedral ceiling will really elevate your cottage space, but beware the hazards of structural renovation and insulation. Before your raise the roof, read this.
Ginger pears and apple butter. Yum. Even if you’ve never canned before, you can preserve the best of autumn’s abundance with these basic instructions and easy keeper recipes.
The Shield tells stories; road cuts that rock; Reporter; log pepper mills; books for fall; Elvis is everywhere; Northern dialects; Great Lakes act; a super-helpful cottager; the world’s oldest beer
Sound protection for your ears, and common cottage noise levels; exterior caulking; two mouse blockers; how to winterize your ATV
Outdoor speakers; cedar rot resistance; tree webs; prepping septics and boats for winter
I chose to walk to the cottage. What in the world was I thinking?
Your bubbler could make you a criminal
Summer, you’re great. Now, get lost!
Removable feast: Come October, red oaks and their acorns feed the entire forest
The singer and environmentalist on the lake, real and imagined