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.
In Every Issue
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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