8 cottage cats who love to explore the great outdoors

This article was originally published in the Early Summer 2016 issue of Cottage Life magazine.

When you think of pets who love to go hiking, hang over the side of a motor boat, or join their owners for a canoe ride, you tend to think of dogs. However, there are plenty of cottagers who bring their feline friends up to the lake—and many kitties who love to roam around the great outdoors.

Our readers have sent in several amazing examples of such cottage cats. Whether they’re curled up in the bow of a boat, or scaling a tree, they’re certainly having a lot of fun adventuring with their owners.