It's not a grand getaway, but this writer's sunny retreat is made just right with a no-fuss reno.The Last Boy Scout
An intrepid leader turned a ragtag group of city kids into cottagers. How the legacy survives.Hark! Who Goes There?
You may not see nature's players in action, but they leave behind plenty of signs.Row Row Row
The new shells are cheaper, more rugged, and easier to handle. So why aren't you rowing yet?Dock Bites
Dinner's not for hours, but you need a little something: Break out the afternoon snacks!Secrets of the 50-Year Deck
How to make yours the strongest, smartest, and most durable on the lake.
An artesian well wonder; Canada's Parks Day; Beer-and-barbecue pairings; Cottage books; Swimming cat; Book-club shenanigans; Drum tellers; the long, long journey of a paddle; Reporter; An unusual snake; Healing with blueberries
Swimmer's itch; siting a cottage; tornado refuge; a legal agreement; Is microFIT a fit?
Why do we call them "cottages," anyway? You'll be surprised by what we found out.
Sir Percival arrived and wouldn't go away.
Another #$*! Friday traffic jam. What to do?Real Tools
Circular saw bladesStuff We Like
Circ saw guideDIY Weekend Safety Inspector
Keep your old deck aliveMore Stuff We Like
No-solder fittingsGo Green
To the dumpGreat Inventions
Wind-pumped water; Cool beer in saunaSpark of life
The jack pine's trial by fire is a rebirth for northern forests.Saluting red and white
Time to wave the flag and celebrate all things Canada.