Winter 2007 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 Winter 2007


  • A Cottage Built with Local Flavour

    This Georgian Bay couple didn’t have to go far to find all the help they needed.

  • Ice Capades

    For these islanders, getting to the cottage is a bone-thumping, propeller-powered adventure on ice.

  • Mixed Blessings

    Homemade mixes add time-saving versatility to your cottage meals, or make unique gifts for your friends. Decisions, decisions...

  • Can This Cottage be Winterized?

    Strategic thinking and expert advice for three cottagers with familiar cold-weather conundrums. Click here to read this article online.

  • 18th Annual Photo Contest

    Picture Perfect: From 2,655 entries, we present the 12 winners of the 2007 Cottage Life Photo Contest.


  • On the Waterfront

    A speed-skating pioneer; keeping hot water bottles cozy; Manitoulin pedal power; how art helped save an island; please don’t feed the deer; toboggans on your noggin; Zimmer rants on trashy behaviour; book review of Looking for Loons

  • Puttering

    Make your toboggan slope-ready; Japanese-style pull-saw; Fire-retardant spray gel; mini blow torch; DIY books for the putterer’s library; Keeping track of your plumbing in winter; Wood-fired water heater; pop-off deck railings

  • Cottage Q&A

    Tin ceilings and condensation; traplines and pets; re-webbing lawn chairs; creosote-tie retaining wall; a cottage tree for Christmas?

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Little stinker: The musky mink is fair of fur and foul of temper.

  • Cottage Classic

    The directionally challenged driftwood marker.

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