This week we’re launching a new series here at North Shore Experiences. We’re all about helping folks discover the best things that Minnesota’s North Shore has to offer, so each week we’ll bring you a few of the best things we find curated from the social web in a feature we’re calling: North Shore Social. From photos and videos to blogs and events, we’ll capture the best shared by other adventurer and reshare it here. So go ahead and get social with us! For a chance to get featured, make sure to share your content with the hashtag #northshoreexp or #northshoresocial.
Winter arrives on the North Shore
Well it was inevitable that the the “coldest spot in the country” readings were start coming in and registering all over the northeast corner of Minnesota! But can you blame us if part of us still wants to hold on to a bit of summer?
The national weather service this week registered Grand Marais, MN as the coldest place in the nation on December, 19 dropping the mercury all the way to -9F. Twitter was naturally, well, all a twitter about this!
By comparsion, Florida checked in at the hottest, 80F, but certainly not as pretty as the North Shore, we’ll take the cold!
— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) December 19, 2014
Artist’s Point Proves It’s Namesake
As you walk out into the harbor near Grand Marais to get up to Artist’s Point, you pass an old U.S. Coast Guard station. It’s a pretty sterile white building that stands at the tip just before the break-wall. This week someone share a beautiful watercolor rendering of the station guarding the entry to Artist’s Point, proving the namesake of the area it watches over. The point beyond the station is named for the artist’s the area has inspired over the decades and centuries.
The best part of the season is the views. Getting out and exploring snow kissed spruce and pines. If you’re lucking, you come face to face with the wildlife that calls this wonderful place home. Just like @mhilmanxx did, which he captured and share with us on Twitter. This happy little guy didn’t seem to mind having his picture taken and shared.
Season’s Greetings from the North Shore of Minnesota
That’s all for this weeks North Shore Social. Remember, if you have something you want to share to be considered for inclusion in a future Social, share it on your favorite social network with the hashtag #northshoreexp or #northshoresocial and make sure to follow North Shore Experiences. As we head into holidays, season’s greetings to you and your’s!