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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Prepare to be amazed. This former hunt lodge is filled with a ton of intriguing curiosities—and has a few crazy stories too.
Looking for inspiration? We’ve rounded up 10 tales of teamwork that improved life at the lake. You may just find your next community project.
If you’re planning a paint job this summer, knowing how paints have changed and how they work will help you to get a better, longer-lasting cover-up.
Keep everyone happy with these 6 delicious recipes for food lovers of every stripe. Plus: we answer your vegiquette FAQ.
The super-simple CL guide to health and wellness; the vodka soda awards; Reporter; ode to the lowly fly swatter; bug-busting tips; rules for building bunkies; readers speak out on COVID-19; what’s your cottage star sign?
Inside the dream workshop of a top cottage putterer; soldering watertight connections; an alternative to barnboard; how to fix a leaky hose; building wraparound deck steps; a DIY canoe and kayak launch; is it level or is it plumb?
What to do if your dog is eating wild mushrooms; our yews are dying; how to store lithium-ion batteries; a mystery dead bug; is it safe to jump off a cliff?
Life at the lake is not as quiet as you remember it: lawn mowers, outboards, fireworks. How is all this noise affecting us and the wildlife we love?
It’s great to be handy at the cottage, where there’s always something to repair or improve. But Zim has some advice for you if you aren’t really the fix-it type.
From Latvia, with love: a cherished family cottage gets a smart upgrade with a mixture of old country and fresh pops of contemporary colour.
The spruce budworm is a tiny bug, but it has a huge impact on our fir trees—and the shape of our forests.