April 2010 Issue


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.

PLUS you’ll get...

  • Discount coupons to our Cottage Life shows
  • Free digital access with your paid subscription
  • Useful renovation and maintenance tips
  • Our annual Real Estate and Grilling issues
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What's Inside April 2010


  • Real Estate: After The Boom

    Realtors are looking to the next generations to heat up the market. But are there any buyers?

  • Moose Factory North

    Iconic Canadian artist Charles Pachter finds inspiration at an old Lake Simcoe ice house.

  • Secrets Of The Butter Tart Lab

    Academics are studying all things cottagey. Welcome to the world of Weekendology.

  • They've Got The Whole Lake In Their Hands

    The Mulrooneys love Lac Laporte, just as much as their ancestors did 140 years ago.

  • On Top Of Spaghetti

    When homemade pasta sauces are this easy and appetizing, why settle for sauce from a jar?

  • Rack Star

    Build our custom storage stand for your kayaks and canoes, and keep your dock clutter free.


  • Waterfront

    Fungus art; Wildcrafted tea; Victoria jubilee chair; Reporter; Rare moose; Species at risk update; Retro collector; Regatta-ribbon cushions; Four fresh reads for spring; Part-time pets

  • Puttering

    Trailer safety; Brushcutter; The never-fail log joint; Preventing break-ins; Using a water level

  • Cottage Q&A

    Evicting foxes; dealing with loud boats; artesian well overflow; how to determine stove burner temps; Warfarin vs. traps

  • Real Estate : Red Leaves

    The huge development on Lake Rosseau should have been the return of the grand old lake resorts. So what went wrong?

  • Nature Scrapbook

    I spy a goldeneye: A sure sign of spring, this dashing duck splashes down wherever enough ice opens on lakes and rivers.

  • Weekender

    See the forest: Above and below, tree lines are visible everywhere.

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