Winter 2011 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 2011


  • Sled Heads

    Have snowmobile, love winter. Cold is not a four-letter word for these cottagers, who live to ride the trails through sparkling scenery.

  • Best in Snow

    There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. The newest winter wear is warmer, lighter, and a whole lot more fun.

  • Winter’s Harvest

    Let the late-season bounty begin! With food this delicious, we hardly miss burgers.

  • Trigger Happy

    You shutterbugs sent us more than 10,000 entries this year. Here are your best shots from our biggest photo contest ever.

  • Shoot First, Laugh Later

    Hee hee! These contest pics put the fun in funny. And you won’t believe the one with the ladder.


  • Waterfront

    Snowkiting is hot; basic moves for kiting novices; luminous ice; drilling Rice Lake; On Assignment; Rainy Lake mermaid; scientific breakthroughs for cottagers; winter reads; Reporter; a new kind of jigsaw; dock retriever; pole-mounted watering can

  • Puttering

    Techniques and tools for cutting tiles; simple butt-joint window trim; chimney sweep tips; power nailer; dock retriever; pole-mounted watering can

  • Cottage Q&A

    Succession; trespassing; bubblers; beavers; laundry

  • Cottage Lore

    The Slacker’s Guide to Renovation: He’s making a list, but is he checking it?

  • Solutions

    How you can conquer your fears

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Wolves live well when the cold, spare months weaken their prey

  • Weekender

    A last look back, with affection

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