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About Ely


Nestled within the Superior National Forest, Ely is a small town in northern Minnesota on the edge of the pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Often referred to as “the end of the road”, visitors can expect much to see and do year round. With a variety of local attractions, the charming down town offers great arts festivals, museums, restaurants, and shops, while surrounded by beautiful lakes, abundant wildlife, fishing, and hiking. Whether you’re drawn to the area for a wilderness adventure or looking to explore the “Coolest Small Town in America”, we’re sure you will treasure your Ely visit for years to come.

110 N 2nd Ave W   |    Ely, MN  55731