View of the Marina and Shagawa Lake through the Trees
Girl Enjoying the Water at Shagawa Lake
View of the Marina at Grand Ely Lodge
go sailing on a boat near Grand Ely Lodge Minnesota Hotel


Ely, MN Summer Activities

Explore the Great ELY Outdoors

Grand Ely Lodge is a great location for outdoor Ely, MN summer activities!

Fishing & Boating

Grand Ely Lodge overlooks scenic Shagawa Lake with smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, pike, crappie, and lake trout bustling right below the surface. We offer a marina for you to enjoy a relaxing day on the water. Rent one of our 16ft. Deluxe Fishing Boats or a 20ft. Deluxe Pontoons, or fish right off the dock using one of our fishing poles to reel in a keeper. Here you are never too far from the catch of the day.

Canoeing, Kayaking, & Paddle Boats

Grand Ely Lodge offers FREE use of a canoes, kayaks or paddleboats, so venture out on Shagawa Lake and take in some of nature's best kept secret. Learn more about Grand Ely canoe rentals and other ways to enjoy the water.

Nature Hiking

Lace up your boots and enjoy an adventure into the beautiful Ely forest. The Trezona Trail, located just across the street from our resort, provides four miles of scenic hiking for outdoor explorers of all experience levels. Other area trails include the Bass Lake Trail, Angleworm Trail, and Secret/Blackstone Trail, for miles and miles of wilderness to walk through.


Bring your bike and pedal your way right from the Grand Ely Lodge onto the 4.5 mile Trezonza Trail  where the trails take you through a journey of lakes, trees and wildlife. The bike trails are great riding adventure for all levels of experience. Bike racks available for your convenience while staying with us at the Grand Ely Lodge.

Berry Picking

During peak season, areas are bustling with fresh berries, perfect for the picking. The Ely Blueberry Arts Festival occurs every year in late July, celebrating the ripe harvest Ely experiences every summer.

Book your stay today to enjoy these wonderful Ely, Minnesota summer activities.