Whether your interest lies in landing giant northern pike, massive lake trout or what is the much revered and sought after, walleye, Ely has it all. And THE place to begin your quest is Babes Bait and Tackle. Babes has been in the same location for over 30 years, one of the oldest fishing landmarks in the region. Fishermen from all over the country and beyond pass through the doors of Babes locally known as “the best little bait shop in Ely”.
Fenske Lake Resort Cabins is a secluded, peaceful vacation resort near Ely, MN just off the Echo Trail with true Northwoods charm – a perfect place for your vacation. Knotty pine cabins right on the water’s edge are surrounded by woods, wildlife, and nature.
You’re at the start of a nearly boundless adventure at the edge of the BWCA. At our three-season resort, you can sample good fishing on Fenske Lake or plan a wilderness day trip into adjoining canoe-only wilderness lakes where wildlife sightings are common. Savor quiet evenings by your campfire listening to the haunting call of the loons. Hiking trails, mountain biking, and several museums and unique shopping abound nearby, making this your perfect vacation getaway.
Contact us today to schedule your vacation in the Northwoods.
Welcome to Ely Outdoors Company in Ely Minnesota! Your gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and the Superior National Forest.
We are a family operated business that is passionate about the BWCAW, Quetico Park, and the Ely, MN area. Our desire to create customized canoe adventures makes every canoe trip very unique.
We offer a variety of specialized canoe trips that will match your expectations, skill level, and time available for a canoe trip. Feel free to give us a call and learn more about our services and our dedication to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Canadian Border Outfitters is your total BWCA canoe trip and Quetico Park canoe trip outfitter, providing both complete and partial outfitting. We’re located on Moose Lake in Ely, MN, the gateway to Canada’s Quetico Park and central to the U.S. BWCA’s prime entry points.
Let’s start with a proper introduction. We’re the Ott family – Gene, Jane, Nick (son) and Danielle, (daughter in law) and we acquired the property in 2000. Originally from Northeast Iowa, we had been scout leaders and Boundary Waters Minnesota camping enthusiasts for several years when the opportunity arose to make a lifestyle change that simply delighted us. Since that time, we have built an outfitting service that, we believe, is one of the best in the area. In addition to outfitting services, we have authentic log cabins, right on Fall Lake for non-campers to experience great fishing and conveniently explore the Ely area.
Our cabins and lodge (with bunkhouse) have an amazing history. The cabins were originally built and located up on Pipestone Bay on Basswood Lake. When Congress declared “The Wilderness Act of 1964, all buildings needed to be either moved or burnt to the ground, restoring the natural wilderness. Shortly after, each log was labeled, deconstructed, floated up through Newton Lake to Fall Lake and put back together, like a complex jigsaw puzzle. Can you imagine the planning and the work to accomplish this?
We’re honored by every guest that chooses Packsack and promise to make every effort to build a wilderness experience that best matches your wishes.
We put Remote Within Reach for you! You will encounter an active outdoor experience on the edge of the wilderness. We provide this experience from our exceptional location on Snowbank Lake located on the edge of the world famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) near Ely, Minnesota.
We provide northern Minnesota quality fishing, ice fishing, outfitting, dog sledding, hunting, hiking and other outdoor activities make your time on the edge of the wilderness remarkably unforgettable. We put remote within reach by providing an accessible and affordable destination on the brink of America’s true wilderness.
Our promise to you is simple: we will not leave a mint on your pillow, make swans from bath towels, nor provide a hot yoga room. We will, however, provide clean cabins, a responsive staff, quality equipment, and an abundance of spectacular Northern Minnesota outdoor adventures putting remote within reach for you.
Timber Trail Lodge located on a chain of four interconnected lakes with direct access to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Timber Trail Lodge offers both deluxe and economy priced cabins, excellent fishing, 11,000 acres of water to explore, a natural sand beach, children’s activities, and Boundary Waters Canoeing Adventures all within easy access to the many recreational activities offered in Ely, Minnesota. When considering a Minnesota Resort vacation we hope you will consider Timber Trail Lodge and Boundary Waters Outfitters.
Are you tired of complicated commercial vacations that are so fast paced and exhausting you need a vacation after your vacation? Then you need a BWCA Wilderness Canoe Trip!
Contact us today to schedule an Adventure at an Affordable Price!
Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. In the summer, Scouts from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba.
Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.