Outdoor Recreation


Being surrounded by the 3.9 million acre Superior National Forest has its benefits, and the city of Ely boasts many opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Ely is recognized by National Geographic as one of the Best Places to Go Enjoy the Great Outdoors (1 of 2 US cities listed) and made the cut for one of the 25 Best Adventure Towns in the U.S. Whether its paddlesports, hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, trail riding, hunting, birding, dogsledding, or pretty much any other outdoor pursuit you can think of, Ely has something to offer during every season of the year.