June 2012

Cabin Life brings you the joy of cabin, cottage and lakehome living with ideas, information, and inspiration for your special place. Gorgeous photos, beautiful cabins, renovation ideas, delicious recipes and fun weekend projects are only a few of the things you'll receive in every issue of Cabin Life magazine. 
From the Editor
By Mark R. Johnson
How do you like your cabin living?
pg. 6
It’s fun, educational – even magical – to build a birdhouse for the cabin with your kids and then see what feathered friends move in.
pg. 22

What to do if you come across a potentially dangerous animal while hiking.

pg. 26
Family-Friendly Kayaks & Canoes for 2012

Versatile seating and storage options make these new craft fun and family-friendly.

pg. 30
We show you a fourth kayak that's versatile enough for a weekend adventure as well as a quick jaunt.

DIY “kit” docks can be a great option for replacing your must-have link between land and water.

pg. 32
Stop Exotic Species from Invading Our Waters

In the battle against aquatic invasive species, anglers & boaters catch a lot of heat. But water gardeners and aquarists are not off the hook.

pg. 39

To give your getaway a bit of Adirondack style, have fun incorporating one or more of these 10 key elements.

pg. 42

8 designers offer a fresh take on this beloved classic.

  • PLUS: A web-exclusive Adirondack furniture set from a ninth designer
pg. 44

A Minnesota retreat on Lake Superior borrows its style from the Adirondacks, a style that fits this family to a “K.”

pg. 48
More photos of "A Superior Remodel" by Greg Page Studios and the owners themselves.
Before and after floor plans of "A Superior Remodel," reproduced from original blueprints by Daniel L. Hare.
In Every Issue
From the Deck

The dazzling Yellow Warbler, how to protect your paradise from wildfires, our favorite hammocks and the best summer books to read while you’re in them, a fresh look at jet-drive boats, National Fishing & Boating Week, the skipper test, a superb worm bucket, memories of dad, new sunscreen labels help you protect skin better, and more!

pg. 8
More memories of moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas at the cabin.
How to deal with weeds that have taken over since you’ve been away.
pg. 16
The View from Here
Paul Sullivan: A fisherman’s life.
pg. 17
Adirondack touches blend past and present in a little lake cottage.
pg. 18
Photo Album
Readers share snapshots of fun in the sun.
pg. 20
Mini great-camp style.
pg. 54
Hot dog road trip.
pg. 56
Quick & Easy Gourmet

Asian-inspired picnic fare: Pulled pork bánh mì, sweet & sour coleslaw, and orange pound cake.

pg. 58
Easy summer entertaining: Serve up some savvy gear and yummy bubbly for your impromptu picnic.
pg. 60
Lights Out
A pooch's paradise.
pg. 66
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