One of the wonderful things about cottaging in Fall and Winter is that you can spend all day outdoors in the crisp air, hiking, skiing, icefishing, or snowboarding, without overheating or being swarmed by insects. However, there are days that are too rainy, too snowy, or just plain uninviting to spend outside. Cozy up indoors […]
You’ve spent the day on the ice with your fishing line, and wonder of wonders! You’ve caught enough fish to serve everyone a delicious fresh fish dinner. But wait! How do you cook it? Well, first you need to clean, scale, and gut your fresh fish, then you need to decide how you want to […]
Yes, winter is here. (Technically there are four seasons in each year, but who are we kidding? This is Canada.) While there are many options for making the colder months bearable, such as skiing and snowshoeing during a cottage getaway or buying tickets to The Nutcracker, one of the easiest ways to create happiness in […]
The hectic, busy, and work-focused culture of Canada today makes it all too easy to keep putting off a trip to the cottage. There’s that deadline you’ve got coming up, or the kids have a piano exam that they should really keep practicing for, or the kitchen walls have needed repainting for years… Let’s face […]
The days are cooler, the nights are crisp, and all around the leaves on trees are changing colour, flaming red and orange as if to farewell summer in a burst of brightness. Here are seven of the best places to cottage in the Fall.
Fall is the season for great colours, warm scarves, black boots, and everything pumpkin flavoured. Thanksgiving is an amazing opportunity to spoil your pumpkin sweet tooth and be the hit of the family dinner. Pies, cakes, bars…you name it, you can make it with pumpkin. Just don’t be surprised when you’re asked to host the […]
After months on end in the city, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only wildlife Canada is home to are squirrels, raccoons, and enormous centipedes. But hark! All you need to do is book a cottage getaway in one of the following areas, and you could be spotting majestic native fauna in no time.
One of the truly lovely things about being on vacation at the cottage is having the time to make (and enjoy!) breakfasts that go beyond dry cereal and toast. These ten cottage breakfasts ideas are easy to make, use basic cottage pantry ingredients (with the occasional fancy extra) and, most importantly, taste delicious while also […]
Apple picking is a fall favourite for Canadians across the country. The temperature is cooling down, but the apples are ripe. Get the family together this month and take advantage of the fruit growing in your own backyard. Apple pie, anyone?
If like so many other Canadians, you have visited cottagecountry.com and found the perfect rental for your vacation, you may have found a rental that includes a recreational boat for you to use during your stay! Or maybe you are borrowing a friend’s boat to use during your lakeside vacation. Whatever the circumstances are, remember […]