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Minnesota Spring Activities

Embrace the Four Seasons at Grand Ely Lodge

As the snow gradually melts and the ice breaks its hold on the area’s lakes, watch it reveal the intense greenery as Ely awakens each spring. Exciting Minnesota spring activities are available onsite and nearby, including outdoor adventures, cultural attractions and family gatherings.


If the lakes are taking a bit longer than usual to melt, you can still make a splash. Grand Ely Lodge offers an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna that stay warm no matter how low the thermometer goes outside. Relax by the pool, open 8am to 11pm daily, watch the kids enjoy the Children’s Pool, or hit the sauna for a rejuvenating, warming experience.


Kick off spring the right way: with a relaxing afternoon at Ely Golf Club. Located just south of town, the nine-hole Ely golf course offers two manageable par 3 holes and a variety of tee boxes to accommodate players of every level. Rent a cart for added convenience and spend the entire day chasing an elusive hole-in-one.


Over 150 species of birds breed in the forests of Ely, Minnesota, making our four-season MN resort an exceptional destination for birding in Minnesota. Come visit when the birds are singing the end of winter, returning from warmer climates and warbling from soon after dawn throughout the day.