By: Shawn Lepp

Tips For Opening Up The Cottage For The Summer

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region, Home Renovations

(NC) We all know that opening up the cottage or cabin for the season comes with countless chores. But no matter how many lists you create and how many people are involved, there’s always something you might forget.

Here are some key reminders:

Evaluate the perimeter when you arrive. Do a quick walk around the property to check for any over-winter damage or uninvited guests.

That last one is crucial, and it involves some steps of its own:

Once you’re all set, it’s time to enjoy. Just remember to follow the rules while you’re out on the water, for your safety and the safety of others.

If your property is on the ocean, the Great Lakes or the St. Lawrence River, the Canadian Coast Guard can provide you with marine safety and navigation information. They’re also the ones to call if you find a wrecked vessel or spot a marine mammal in danger.

Find more information on how the Coast Guard can help at