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What you’ll find in the July issue of Cottage Life

The July issue is mailed to subscribers May 30, and is on newsstands June 9. In the July issue of Cottage Life:  Pick the right canoe paddle Our annual grilling section Amazing transforming bunkies A grown-up tree...

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Herb caddy template

If you’re making Paul Lewis’s herb caddy from the July ’14 issue of Cottage Life, you can download and print the full-sized template here.

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Time to reconnect: Craig and John

On any summer day in the late 1950s, you could find Craig and John on Lake Simcoe near Barrie, Ontario. In the water, the two best friends would try anything. They glided barefoot behind the boat; made their own skis out of pieces...

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Tips for dealing with the top five cottage stains

Yes, the work doesn’t stop just because you leave the city. And when it comes to stains at the cottage, you’re likely to be faced with a number of different challenges—because the great outdoors just likes to keep things...

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Brighten your deck without using bleach

No matter how well you build your deck, or what you build it from, sun and rain will eventually make it look old and dingy. Mold on a deck isn’t harmful, but it’s not exactly attractive, either. In this video, DIY expert...

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Trade in your old two-stroke and save with Clean Wake

If you mix oil and gas together before powering up your outboard, you’ve got a conventional two-stroke motor. Trade “two-stroke” for “inefficient,” and that’s a pretty accurate description. (“Dirty,” “loud,”...

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Tips for providing shore access to your dock

Choosing the right dock for your cottage property requires carefully considering your shoreline, the makeup the lake’s bottom and what you’ll be using your dock for. But once you’ve found your perfect dock, there’s one...

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