Category Archives: Enjoy The Outdoors

Cold Weather Hiking Tips

By Anna Patiuk I’m new to the wonderful world of hiking. Backpacking the mountains of Montana in the summer heat was one of the most challenging but rewarding things I’ve ever done. Luckily, I had an expert hiking guide/boyfriend teach … Continue reading

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Living At The Cabin Is So Awesome

By David Bryce If you’ve never lived in a cabin, even if just for a few days, let me tell you something.  You’re missing out.  Spending time at a cabin can be quite the experience.  It can be a way … Continue reading

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Summer Backyard Entertainment: Great Tips for a Get-together to Remember

There is nothing better than gathering family and friends for a fun, outdoor get-together. With a few decorating tricks and entertaining ideas, anyone can become the “host(ess) with the mostess. To help Americans get the most out of their outdoor … Continue reading

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Making Outdoor Entertaining Areas as Useful as Indoors

The trend toward outdoor living spaces shows no signs of slowing, and the newest step in the trend is blurring the lines between outdoor and indoor spaces. Outdoor spaces are truly becoming an extension of indoors, mimicking the most useful … Continue reading

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Wildlife Art Perfect for the Walls of Your Home!

Discover the award winning images of legendary nature and wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen.  Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for nearly 40 years observing and photographing a diversity of ecosystems and wildlife from all seven continents.  Tom has … Continue reading

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Film vs. Digital Photography

by Mark J. Harlow There seems to be a fair amount of confusion, misinformation and misrepresentation out there regarding digital photography. This discussion/article is to help clarify, educate and inform anyone who cares to read on… Today’s camera comes in all … Continue reading

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Michael Monroe

Emmy award winning recording artist, Michael Monroe, will be performing his original acoustic folk, reggae and jazz music at the 2013 Lake Home & Cabin Shows. At the shows, he also will be releasing his newest CD, Time To Get … Continue reading

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Keeping Warm With Firewood

by Andrew Walker – CottageTips.com What is the best firewood for a wood stove? Burning high quality firewood in the wood stove keeps the family warm and extends the life of the chimney stack. Best Types Of Firewood Wood choices are limited … Continue reading

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Making Your Vacation Home A True Getaway

By Rhonda Graham There is nothing quite like leaving it all behind and entering a space that manifests peace and tranquility like a vacation property that you may frequent. Perhaps you have a fantastic home that you vacation in a … Continue reading

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All About The Loons

Who has ever paddled a canoe, or cast a fly, or pitched a tent in the north woods and has not stopped to listen to this wail of the wilderness? And what would the wilderness be without it? Arthur Cleveland … Continue reading

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