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Cottagers often lock up their retreat in the fall and disappear until the opening weekend in spring, but winter can be also a blast at the lake.
If you can get to your cottage in the winter, there are some exciting outdoor activities to try this year.
Modern technology has transformed the classic cottage snowshoe into a piece of equipment that the entire family can use to hike around the lake during the winter months.
Cross Country Skiing
Cottage owners who have flat terrain or access to decent trails can enjoy a day of cross county skiing through the woods. Otherwise, the skies are great for doing a quick tour of the lake.
It might seem rather boring at first thought, but ice fishing is actually one of the most popular winter sports.
All you need is a basic ice auger and your regular fishing gear and you are all set to go. For those who prefer to ice fish in more comfort, or take the sport to the next level, there is a wide variety of gear that is specialized for catching your favourite fish through the ice.
Get the entire gang together for the weekend and organize a cottage broomball tournament. It’s something everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or athletic ability.
An ice bowling tournament at the cottage could be the big party hit of the year!
Inflatable oversized pins can be used. The human ice bowling version of the game involves sending a person sliding along in a sled toward the pins.
Cleaning the eavestroughs is an important part of the spring and fall maintenance process at the cottage. It’s normally a nasty job, but we figured out a way to make it easy! Read the full article
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! These unique gifts will show your favourite cottage Mom how much the family appreciates all her hard work at the cabin. Read the full article
Many people are replacing old cabins with brand new cottages, but want to retain the traditional cabin charm. Read the full article
Walking the shoreline after water levels drop can turn up some interesting finds. Read the full article
Winter is a great time of year to head out to the cabin and enjoy some different activities at the lake. Read the full article
Dad keeps the lake property in good condition and ensures all the essential equipment is running smoothly. Read the full article
Cottages and cabins require serious maintenance and having the right tools is a must if you want to spend more time fishing and less time fixing. Read the full article
Every year, life seems to get more stressful. Fortunately, the cottage remains the one refuge where we can unwind and put things back into perspective. Read the full article
Mom works hard to keep the family safe and healthy at the cottage. Here are a few great holiday gift ideas to show your mother how much you appreciate her efforts. Read the full article