These social and spirited animals bring joy to cabin country, and we can't keep from grinning!
Best Lake Scenes
Special photo feature: 10 reader photos spotlighting perfect moments on the water.
A mother shares her secrets for starting a fun new family tradition your kids will love.
An angling rookie catches his first keeper with a little bit of help from the pros.
Friends call Bick Smith the "Viewfinder." The name is well-deserved, judging by the 360-degree view from his Montana cabin.
Design Ideas: Capturing the View
Whether you build one for a bunkhouse or just to capture the view, towers are a hot trend for cabin
owners from Minnesota to Washington.
Food, Friends & Fun
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Learn the secrets to delicious homemade bread from a mom who learned the secrets from her mom – and carry on this great family tradition.
Move aside the burgers and brats, and clear some space for a smoky, grilled meal your guests will never forget.
Two great drinks – one for adults and one for everyone – featuring the refreshing taste of watermelon.
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From the Deck
Birding, the best kayaks for 2011, renovating tips to maximize your ROI
, 10 things that should not leak into your lake, fishing tips, fun with watermelon, what's hot in grilling – and more!
Stories from our readers: "Neighbors" from Wisconsin and "Renovations" from Minnesota.
Paul Sullivan: A sparkling evening creates fireworks on and off the water.
Floor plan: A pair of fireplaces warms the open living spaces in this comfortable cabin.
Weekends at the cabin: Some of us hike, some fish, some lounge in the hammock with a good book. And then there are the Spencers ...
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