Beth Gauper is a renowned Minnesota travel writer and quite the adventurer. I highly recommend subscribing to her weekly e-mail newsletter, Midwest Weekends.
It turns out that we travel/nature writers are all about spoiling secrets. We find these cool places, sometimes even in the confidence of others, and we share them with the world.
Beth's latest issue, just out today, features Secret Spots of the North Shore. It's a good list. Some of my own faves on her list include Iona's Beach and Amity Creek. Beth gets you off the beaten path and away from the crowds. Of course, once these spots are published, they are no longer "secrets."
Want to know my secret places? Might have to wait for the next book, Hiking the North Shore. Or the next one after that. Go to Beth's places first...she's already spoiled the secret.