In each issue of Cottage Life you'll find answers to your cottage questions, delicious recipes, design ideas, and stories of other interesting cottagers and some wildlife too



Rites Of Passage

A daughter's first solo stay at the cottage is a test of maturity. For her father – with his chequered '60s past – its a test of willpower.

Theres Nothing To Dooooooooo

Put a cork in the whine with a summer's worth of boredom-beaters for cottage kids. Plus: • Summery Books: Good choices for young cottage readers • The Nature of Guides: A kid's-eye review of field books. By Sharon McKay and Patricia Maitland.

Divide And Conquor

Possessed by a rough-hewn vision, Joel Starkman invented the

All In The Family
By Charles Long

A big rock, a hodgeppodge of cabins, and a house that wouldn't cross the ice – what more do you need to build a rambling cottage compound down on the farm? The story of Pitts' Landing.

Legends In The Sky

Behind the nightly pageant of stars above your cottage is a glittering cast of characters.

Rising To The Occasion

Jumping in the lake is easy enough, but heaving yourself back out again can be a strenuous and ungainly manoeuvre. Here's a swim ladder for water lovers that guarantees a graceful exit. Although this issue of Cottage Life magazine is sold out, plans for the swim ladder are available!

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Playing with Fire

Hot ideas for cottage barbecue lovers

Looking For A New Flame?

How to find the perfect grill

Burnt Offerings

Tales of Ineptitude from cottage country's worst barbecue jockey

The Sizzle and the Smoke

Barbecue recipes to wow your cottage crowd

Enter the Dragon

TLC tips for your barbecue

In Praise of Fuelish Arguments

Charcoal vs. Propane


Sand Lake Real Estate
Crane Lake fireboat
Sunscreen and frogs
Dock Parents program
Bluebird nest boxes

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