Penny Caldwell

Penny Caldwell has worked in the magazine industry as a writer and editor for more than 30 years. In 2000, she was named Editor-in-Chief of Cottage Life, which has won numerous awards under her guidance.

A passionate boater, Penny likes to kick back and enjoy cottage life at the family cottage she and her husband share with their two children and a golden retriever on an island in Georgian Bay.



Recent Articles and Blog Posts


Guest post by Jackie Davis, assistant editor. In our May issue, we have an article on mice at the cottage (pg. 135). Based on the number of letters we’ve gotten (already!), this is a huge topic for cottagers. We usually have...

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The 2012 Ontario budget and the environment

Guest post by Blair Eveleigh, senior associate editor When the economy is ailing, funding for the environment is often first on the chopping block. The perceived wisdom is that jobs are more important than the air or the water or...

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Five fave things about the Show

Guest post by Jackie Davis, assistant editor. This weekend is, of course, the Spring Cottage Life Show (March 30 to April 1). I’ll be there, along with the rest of the Cottage Life editors. There’s a ton of stuff to see and do...

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Cottager goes to jail for impaired boat driving

Last July, 23-year-old cottager Colin Eadie was involved in a boating accident. It was dark—around 3 a.m. He was driving when the boat hit an island. His best friend died. That’s the short story. Eadie, who is the same age as...

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Tilley has cottagers buttoned down

When you find out you’re talking to a cottager, naturally one of the first questions is “Where’s your cottage?” This year at the Spring Cottage Life Show, we’re making it even easier for you to find your cottage...

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Ice is out near Bancroft

Thanks to Robert Pratten who e-mailed to tell me the ice went out yesterday morning on Limerick Lake, south of Bancroft. The flag that marked the Limerick Lake Lodge ice-out contest tipped over at 8:51 a.m. Ruth Smith won the...

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Surprise! Water and beer go together

Guest post by Blair Eveleigh, senior associate editor I’ve gone on about water a few times here in my guest posts, so I probably shouldn’t bring the topic up again. But a press release came in the other day that got my...

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Time to barbecue already?!

Guest post by Jackie Davis, assistant editor. Today we had our first company Summer Barbecue of the year, which is strange, because it’s March. And as far as I know, we’ve never had a Summer Barbecue before our Spring Cottage...

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Open water in cottage country

The photo you see here was taken today, about an hour ago, in Pointe au Baril. I pulled it off the Payne Marine web cam. Look at that beautiful open water! Embrace those docks ready for boats! Fire up those grills ready for...

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A cool website for cabin design and cottage photos

I was going to tell you about a self-published cottage book that arrived in our office this winter, and then I found a link to a website that knocked books right out of my head. Have you seen Go there when you...

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