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   Ely is welcoming its spring/early summer season now and we are seeing canoes on cars and early flowers in our gardens.  The Brown Thrasher has returned to our yard and we wake up to its song.  The Loons are back too and you can hear their haunting calls from the porch.  The fishing opener is coming up May 11th and folks are looking forward to catching...

We have had a bit of a wild winter ride this year. With no snow and bare ground in January and February and tulips and daffodils popping up in March, it was easy to see a nice slow slide into an early spring.

Now that we have a lovely white snow cover and February is just around the corner, it is time for the festivals to begin!  Ely Winter Festival starts February 1st with the park full of giant snow blocks and carvers hard at work making amazing sculptures out of the gleaming white snow.  These sculptures will grace the...

So, no one “accidentally” gets to Ely.  We really are the end of the road, 20 miles south of the Canadian border and nothing between here and the border but the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness—the most visited wilderness area in the US with over 250,000 visitors a year.  It is a canoeing, hiking, dog sledding, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing mecca....