The 2nd Annual Water Issue

Splash into summer with Midwest Living’s second-annual Water Issue, a celebration of life on the lake, river, pool or stream. Tour a colorful lake cottage, get three menus for beach picnics, learn to make authentic fish tacos for Cinco de Mayo, and stowaway on a canoe trip of a lifetime (through a photographer’s iPhone lens).

Dunes, cliffs, cruise or beach— whatever floats your boat, our biggest-ever guide to Midwest lakes has you covered.

Pack up! Each of our mouthwatering menus features simple recipes that transport well, plus easy add-ons you can buy.