June/July 2024 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 June/July 2024


  • Mr. Webster's Wonder Emporium

    There’s nothing accidental about this ramshackle, upcycled cabin.

  • Bugs You Can't See

    How itty-bitty critters play a huge role in the cottage-country ecosystem.

  • In Praise of Small Pleasures

    There are a million reasons to love the lake. Here are five of them.

  • Drip, Drip, Drip?

    Don’t panic: how to fix tiny, common leaks before they spell big, big trouble.

  • Just a Little Somethin’ Somethin’

    Quick and delicious happy hour bites for the beach, dock, or deck.


  • Waterfront

    Meet Canada’s smallest avian family; how to help update the latest Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas; a Wabamun Lake, Alta., shoreline restoration project; Tall Pines festival is back; Reporter; here come the spiders; cookbooks based on board games?; flashlights for your shoes; this cottage purchase was a sister act

  • Workshop

    Online DIY coaching; dealing with tiny screws; sawdust control tips; quick fixes for faulty switches; five cool tools for magnification; how to replace a motor shaft bearing; why you need a gear puller

  • Cottage Q&A

    Gutters with a flat roof; cottage burial options; lead-free fishing bait; what kind of arachnid is this?; owls and mouse poison

  • Forces for Nature

    Maintaining your woodlot has a whole bevy of benefits.

  • Style Ideas

    This clever couple built up so they could look out.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    It’s the male pumpkinseed sunfish who builds a nest and tends to the babies.

  • Cottage Glossary

    The one water activity that’s acceptable before a.m. coffee.

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