Winter fun at the cottage
Winter is a great time of the year to have some outdoor fun at the cottage.
Best winter activities at the cottage
Cabin owners are starting to discover they can use their recreational properties to have some fun at all times of the year. While the winter season presents challenges, the benefits are worth the trouble once you finally get to the lake.
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Ice fishing at the cottage is more fun than you think
Fish don’t stop feeding in the winter. In fact, some anglers think the best time to catch perch, walleye, pike, and lake trout is during the winter months.
The great thing about ice fishing is that it can be done very comfortably in an ice hut, and the entire family can get in on the action.
A good starter ice fishing shelter is all you need for the cottage. If you decide to get serious you can build a more permanent structure to leave on the lake all winter.
You can check out our full list of the gear you need at the ice fishing equipment for beginners page.
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Snow shoeing remains a classic winter cottage activity
Many cottage owners have a pair of traditional snow shoes hanging on the wall, but few people actually use the old-style gear. Modern snow shoes are designed for beginners of all ages. As a result, snowshoeing is a becoming a very popular winter cottage sport.
A snow sculpture competition is a ton of fun at the cottage
A snow sculpture competition is a great way to enjoy the outdoors at the cabin during the winter months. Depending on the size of the group, you can organize the family into teams of two or three people.
Choose a non-biased judge right from the beginning. Grandma is normally a pretty good pick. Otherwise, things can get a bit heated when it is time to decide the winner.
This cool snow sculpture starter kit is great to get the competition started.