Ely, Minnesota came
to prominence in the late 1800’s as a mining
community. Mining and logging were the prominent
occupations for Ely residents for generations,
and are still an important element in our local
economy today. Then beginning in the early
1900’s, vacationers began coming to Ely to
experience the fishing and wilderness unique to
northern Minnesota. Unsuitable for farming,
the Ely area retained its wilderness uniqueness
until today, and has now become a nationally
known vacation destination. Ely has four
seasons of recreational activities. Summer is
our prime season, but fall colors, spring
fishing, winter dog sledding and snowmobiling,
and quiet season getaways are just some of the
reasons vacation travelers come to Ely Minnesota
throughout the year.
Peaceful Relaxation on the
Edge of the Wilderness
Ely Minnesota Resorts
Minnesota is home to some thirty resorts, each
with a variety of amenities that appeal to the
vacation traveler. Ely resorts are noted for
providing the comforts of a modern resort, yet
still providing the opportunity for the vacation
traveler to incorporate a wilderness experience
into their vacation. Ely Minnesota has been
recognized by both National Geographic Magazine
and noted author/traveler Charles Kuralt for the
uniqueness of its resorts. This site will
provide information about Ely resorts and other
fun things to do while visting.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)
Ely, Minnesota is known for the Boundary Waters
Canoe Area Wilderness, its pristine lakes and
natural forests. There are various Ely,
Minnesota outfitters to pick from when planning
your trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA)
and deciding which outfitter best meets your
trips criteria can be overwhelming. Each
outfitter offers many of the same products and
services; however, you will find that experience
and services set many outfitters apart.
. Houseboats .
. Hiking .
. Swimming .