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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Explore the great outdoors near Ely, MN with our guide to outdoor activities. From hiking trails to water adventures, discover the best ways to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Northern Minnesota. Plan your adventure now and make the most of your outdoor experience in Ely. New bike trails now lead from Ely through much of the area.


New bike trails lead from Ely to much of the area, fat tire biking, trail biking, you name it and Ely has it’s own bike store to help you out.

(218) 365-2453
Cross Country Skiing

Numerous trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Contact Piragis Northwoods Company for ski and snowshoe rentals.

(800) 223-6565
Dog Sledding

Schedule your dog sledding trips with Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge which is a fun trip in the winter.

(218) 349-6128
Ely Golf Club

If a day of golf is a big part of any vacation for you, Ely has a golf course just waiting and ready.

901 Central Avenue, Ely

(218) 365-5932
Ely Outfitting Company

Canoe/kayaking packages/tours available in addition to canoe and kayak rentals.

(218) 343-7951

If hiking is your favorite thing there is a wealth of trails available to you. Just across the road from Raven’s Wing is the 4 mile Trazona Trail, a hiking, biking, and skiing trail that winds through the woods around Miners Lake.  Or if you want to get out into the woods farther check out the website to find out about the best trails around Ely.  We can provide you with trail maps.

Piragis Northwoods Company

105 North Pioneer Road, Ely

(218) 365-6745
Women's Wilderness Discovery

429 Sheridan Street, Ely

(218) 235-1994