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Spring Cottage Life Show: For All Your Cottage Needs

Blog by Susan Brown | May 27th, 2017

One-Stop Shop for Cottage To-Do Lists

For those of us who feel winter weary and ready for the change of seasons, thinking about cottage life is pleasant, indeed. Until the to-do list gets going in our heads.

Minds starts racing: We need a new shed; I doubt the old one weathered this past winter very well, and we’ve got to tackle the weeds this year, what new toys would the grandkids like to have? There are so many things to look into and so many people to call. How will I do it all?

And then I remember the Spring Cottage Life Show: 550+ vendors all in one place, all focusing on the details of cottage life: perfect.

Over 3 days at the end of March, in Toronto, the Spring Cottage Life Show, put on every year since 1992 by Cottage Life Magazine, has brought together vendors and cottagers for one weekend, all under one roof, so that questions can be asked, deposits given, and purchases made. It really is a one-stop shop for everything you could ever think of to start the cottage season off right.

The vendors included dock specialists, septic tank system retailers, lakefront weed equipment producers, all-terrain vehicle experts, paddle board displays, and even a spectacular model cottage home.

High-end Luxury Recreational Properties in Cottage Country

And if you need the cottage to go with all this great stuff, well, you can even buy that at the show too.

Chestnut Park Real Estate was at the show in a bright and airy space right beside the action on the main stage. The company’s vast selection of high-end luxury recreational properties was on display with each area of cottage country receiving its own space.

A glossy, printed piece was available for visitors to take away. What an impressive lineup of luxury properties in their areas of expertise: Huntsville/Lake of Bays, The Kawarthas, Muskoka, Haliburton, and Collingwood.

Debbie McGrath, Director of Marketing at Chestnut Park, says this about the show: “It’s our chance to engage one-on-one with our audience, the people who like us, cherish family time at the cottage, relaxing with each other and enjoying the outdoors together.”

Any angst about my cottage to-do list was put to rest after my visit to the show, and now yours should be too.

Did you go to the Spring Cottage Life Show? What did you think? Will you put it in your calendar for next year? Please leave a comment below.