Nestled in the Superior National Forest and within a heartbeat of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Ely is THE premier place to call home. What draws you to the boreal forest and pristine waters of northern Minnesota? Is it canoeing, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or ice fishing? Community celebrations may inspire you…seasonal festivals, or a marathon at the edge of the wilderness. For those who love the outdoors – winter, spring, summer, or fall – each season entices you to explore, or discover, another of your favorite recreational pursuits. Fun? Ely offers up plenty 24/7!