Discover Ely, Minnesota!
Welcome to Ely, Minnesota, one of Americas last pure outdoor adventures.
Latitude: 47.903N Longitude: -91.866W 1462 ft above sea level
Ely, Minnesota is recommended by National Geographic Magazine as one of the 50 places in the world you should visit during your lifetime. Its easy to see why.
Outdoor activities abound in the natural beauty that surrounds Ely, MN. We are blessed with over 500 lakes within 20 miles of Ely, so there are endless opportunities for swimming, boating, canoeing, and fishing.
Ely is nestled in the expansive Superior National Forest, which provides breath-taking scenery along its many hiking trails and country roads. Here you can renew an appreciation for all things natural .. our forests are home to abundant wildlife from moose, deer, black bear, and timberwolves to loons, bald eagles, osprey and songbirds. Ely, MN is a premier vacation destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Ely sits on the edge of the famed Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, more than one million acres of intersecting canoe-only waterways where the stress of civilization is left behind. The sights and sounds of the BWCAW will refresh your soul .. the eerie call of a loon, the howl of a lone wolf, and the whisper of a paddle cutting through crystal-clear waters. And, if you're looking for true hometown hospitality, which has been unchanged here for generations, plan a visit to Elys downtown shops, restaurants, attractions and museums. There are lots of things to see and do here .. including arts and crafts, educational exhibits, tours, golfing, casinos, festivals and fairs. You'll quickly see why so many families return to Ely year after year!