Walkability

 

Walkability: For folks that prefer to travel by foot, the city of Ely has much to offer. Our downtown core of Sheridan and Chapman streets feature a wide variety of shops and businesses, restaurants, art galleries, office space, and much more. Not far from downtown is the beautiful Trezona Trail, a paved path around Miner’s Lake and spur trails that head to Vermilion Community College and the International Wolf Center. Ely is also recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City with many neighborhoods lined with a beautiful mix of maple, oak, and elm trees. Whiteside Park in the heart of the city serves as the grounds for seasonal festivals and a Farmer’s Market during the summer months. While you’re there, be sure to check out the kiosk on the corner of Sheridan and 7th Ave where you’ll find a map of the area and information on upcoming events, local attractions, trailheads, and city landmarks. In July, (organization name0 offers guided historic walking tours of downtown Ely.  A self-guided tour brochure is also available at most businesses in town or the Chamber of Commerce.  If you need to travel further than your legs can take you, Ely also offers local transportation services.