About Us

The Cottage Front –

From a team of seasoned cottagers comes a blog site with everything from family cottage recipes, destinations, upcoming events, beautiful photography, and other cottage related stories. We began talking to more and more people and as it turns out there are lots of other cottagers who have great history, tradition and new ideas at their cottage. So we wanted to bring all those great ideas and share them all with you. Focusing on the Kawarthas, Minden, Haliburton, Apsley, Havelock and other surrounding areas.

  • Kyle H.

    Kyle H.


    Each weekend my wife, baby and I climb into my Chevy Colorado... aka the white sheep… aka the cottage vehicle and drive up to the cottage in hopes to make it up before the sunset or in time for a quick ski or for dinner. We are really hoping to fit in all three! But, if we don't get it all in Friday night, we still have the rest of the weekend to do that plus… play games, BBQ's, see friends and family, campfires, swimming, skating, tobogganing, beers, pranks, boating, cliff jumping, rope swings, water falls, river rides, fire works, relax and so much more! I love the cottage and everything that goes with it.

  • Darrin M.

    Darrin M.


    When I'm not with my wife and two kids at the cottage, you can find me behind a computer screen or riding my bike. Cottaging has been in my life for over 20 years, so putting my love of cottaging and digital marketing together to have a hand in a cottage blog just makes sense. Enjoy!

  • Laurie H

    Laurie H

    Editor in Chief

    For me, I have never known life without a cottage…so I consider myself lucky. It’s a place where friends are like family and there are lots of adventures, tradition, and excitement. I was a true cottage kid who loved to swim, catch frogs, climb trees, water ski, play ball, campfires, picnic on an island, watch the stars, and all of the events our cottagers association put on. As an adult it has become more of a place to get away from the busy city and relax. Now that we have started a family I am so excited to be a cottage kid again and experience all of the adventures and more all over again.