When the light begins to change in March, all of Ely seems to begin to think summer!  Not that people in Ely don’t love spring, but there is just something about summer that calls for excitement.  In summer canoes begin to show up on the top of cars all over town. Restaurants that took a winter break reopen with new menu items and new energy. Shops that were closed for the winter open and show their new energy in new inventory and sales galore.


Swimming, hiking, fishing, canoeing, four-wheeling and just simply sitting on the dock in the sun become our way of life and recreation.  Summer includes the Tuesday night Farmer’s Market in Whiteside Park with fresh veggies, baked goods, arts and crafts, and many wonderful chances to meet and greet.  Tuesday Night Live features live music at many places in town and more chances to see old friends, family and returning snow birds.


Festivals begin, the Folk School adds many more classes, visitors come to the Wolf Center and Bear Center, visit the Dorothy Molter Museum, blueberries ripen, and gardens fill with great produce and it is SUMMER!!

Want to see how Elyite’s celebrate a fourth of July?!

Take a look at this video!

Golf Courses

(within 50 miles of Ely)

Ely Golf Club
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay
Babbitt Golf Course
Giant’s Ridge
Virginia Golf Course
Wolfridge Golf Course