April 2012 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 2012


  • Wind Ninjas

    The race is always on for this family of fiercely competitive sailors on Lake of the Woods.

  • Ever Easy

    How do you like your eggs? Delicious new recipes for a most versatile staple.

  • A Change of Plans

    Not one project, but two: A dock organizer inspires a sophisticated deck storage bench.


  • Cottage Real Estate 2012

  • Five Regions to Watch

    Where to start your search now. You may be surprised.

  • Matches Made in Cottage Country

    Three searches, nine properties, three success stories. Which cottage would you choose?

  • What Do You Really Know?

    Take our quiz on all the essential nuts and bolts of cottage buying.

  • Waterfront

    Grilled cheese is hot; How to jazz up a classic; A doggone great vacation; Caption winner; Environment grant recipients; Beware the cabin…; My sappy story; Reporter; Fresh, new page-turners

  • Puttering

    Drain flow problem solver; cheater vents; free digital TV; how to cut a hinge mortise; cottage hardware store; two critter stoppers

  • Cottage Q&A

    Mice in my stove; metal vs. concrete septic tanks; stop mould; save on capital gains tax; antifreeze in the lake

  • Cottage Coup

    Can 18 friends share a weekend at the cottage?

  • In Like Zim

    Your final wishes say a lot about you.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Fast and loose: It’s mating season for the flighty, flirty red-winged blackbird.

  • Weekender

    Anniversary Essay: The iconic cabin

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