May 2015 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 May 2015


  • A Whale of a Story

    Telegraph Cove, B.C., is paradise for nature-loving cottagers. All thanks to a guy named Marmaduke.

  • It’s a Hard Knock Life

    Would you know what to do if you came upon an injured critter on the highway? Read one turtle’s amazing story.

  • Get the Show Off the Road

    An ATV may be the ideal vehicle for your cottage. Advice on how to choose the right quad.

  • Give Me Props

    Boaters, if you want to have more power and save on fuel, pick the proper propeller. Here’s the scoop on getting the best spin.


  • Waterfront

    A parade of bagpipes; the wonders of milkweed; water levels update; great grey owls; being prepared, or is it hoarding?; Reporter; fairy-tale bunkie; all about wood-burning cookstoves + cooking tips

  • Cottage Feast

    Four new fishwiches; two remoulades; simple homemade butter; how to smoke like a grill pro; top-rated rye whisky; spruce tip recipes; twice-grilled pound cake with variations; advice about cheese

  • Cottage Workshop

    Saturday Project: Easy-to-make boot cleaner; Real Tool: Impact driver vs. drill-driver; Job Jar: Removable tinnie deck project; Solutions: Lock up your quad; Great Invention: ATV dog seat invention; Trade Secrets: Two ways to splice a cut wire; Solutions: Troubleshoot an eavestrough leak

  • Cottage Watch

    Should we bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron?

  • In Like Zim

    Cottagers new and old need Zim’s advice on the subtler points of lakeside etiquette.

  • Cabin Pressure

    From lacklustre to luxe: designer tricks to amp up your loft space.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Mysterious, high-flying woodcocks put on a spectacular springtime show.

  • Weekender

    Why, there otter be a law!

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