1. If you want a touch of the north shore before actually getting there, try Jay Cooke State Park

2. There’s a lot of cool wooden platforms and nice views on the Shovel Point hike at Tettegouche State Park.

3.  If one day it’s misty and cool jacket weather on Artist Point in Grand Marais . . .

. . . come back the next day and it might be warm enough to make you want wade.

4. If you leave a sink full of dishwater over night, you might go searching in the water the next morning for a fork and come up with a . . .

Yes, that's a mouse.

And just so I don’t leave you with that image in your mind. Here’s one more from Artist Point