Sept/Oct 2022 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 Sept/Oct 2022


  • Many Happy Returns

    Fifteen years later, these Christian Island cottage kids are back at the place they love.

  • You're In for a World of Dirt

    Yes, you can compost at the lake. Here’s how.

  • Wild Night Out

    What are those noisy critters up to at 3 a.m.?

  • After Hours Club

    Need a late-night snack? Build a delicious cheeseboard for less than $50.

  • The Coming of the Tempest

    It’s time to get spooked. Read this original ghost story around the campfire...if you dare.


  • Waterfront

    We connect the moon to the CL Fall Show; up for a night swim?; cottage-inspired Halloween costumes; lead-free tackle to help save loons; celebrate Oktoberfest with sausage toppings; Reporter; A cancer diagnosis shifted this couple’s real estate hunt; mortgage strategies for freelancers

  • Workshop

    Split wood efficiently; avoid a clogged carburetor; find the right chain for your next job; try this single-log fire; create an emergency toilet plunger

  • Cottage Q&A

    Seagulls vs. loons; what’s killing Scots pines?; calculating capital gains; control dust on a gravel road; waterproof flooring solution

  • Zim Weighs In

    Oh, the joys of clearing out a cottage filled with everyone’s old junk.

  • Style Ideas

    This couple transformed their getaway in Sooke, B.C., into a dream cabin on a budget.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    It’s spawning season for this school of fish.

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