Adventurous Tourism in Minnesota

Plan Your Excursion with Grand Ely Lodge

Here is a listing of useful and popular links to area attractions in Ely, MN and businesses in our area. Some of the best tourism in Minnesota can be found just outside our doors.

Chamber Of Commerce

For a comprehensive overview of the Ely, MN area, also known as "the last great pure experience," check out the Ely Area Chamber Of Commerce and Visitor Center. From mountain biking to birding to dogsledding, there are endless activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Guide Services

Jim The Fish Guy has been fishing and guiding for over 20 years. This skilled outdoorsman offers half and full day trips to nearby lakes filled with Bass, Walleye, and other types of fish.

For an immersive learning experience, turn to Basswood Trails Guide Service for a fully guided Northland fishing excursion. These expert planners handle all the details.

Canoe Outfitters

Family owned and operated Canadian Waters organizes outings to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The company also runs a retail store equipped with clothing, gift items, and specialty gear.

Dog Sled Outfitters

Dog sledding has become an increasingly popular winter activity in Northern Minnesota. You can learn more about the history of the sport and even plan your own dog sled day trip with help from the following local businesses:

Photographers

Professional photographs are the best way to document your time in Ely. Tara Kay Photography is a talented local photographer that offers both indoor and outdoor sessions.

Education

Interested in learning more about Northwoods skills and crafts? Ely Folk School proudly embraces the surrounding wilderness and offers a variety of classes including basketry, canoe building, and soap making, among others.