Piragis Northwoods Company has, over it’s four decades in business, become a sort of home away from home for lots of people on the way to their Boundary Waters Canoe trips. The Piragis Northwoods Company strives to be the paddlers’ best friends up north with our award-winning outfitter operations.
In addition to outfitting our retail store ensures we have the “right stuff” in stock and our online catalog covers everything we can’t keep on the shelves https://www.boundarywaterscatalog.com/.
The MinnSNOWta™ ROOF RAZOR® Roof Rake is an industrial quality tool designed for removing snow from roofs. This helps to both prevent ice dams and prevent snow loading, which can damage your house and property drastically. Remove the snow to prevent ice dams with the Roof Razor®.
The Quickest and Safest Way Possible to Remove Snow From A Roof!
The double cutting surfaces of the MinnSNOWta™ Roof Razor® Roof Rake head allow the Roof Razor® to remove snow by undercutting deep or drifted snow. The snow eventually collapses by its own weight onto the poly chute and slides off the roof. Poly wheels keep the Roof Razor® above the surface preventing damage to frozen shingles. No other snow rake is faster. No other snow rake is easier.
Vintage and modern kitchen gadgets for foodies, home cooks, people who love to cook, and people who love to eat. Bakeware, cutlery, cabin-ware, and more. It’s a new store every week! If you’re visiting Ely this store is a must see!
Take home a piece of Minnesota when you visit the Chris Perry Gallery! Showcasing beautiful fine art prints of northern lights, Minnesota landscapes, northern Minnesota wildlife and night photography! Fine art prints, frames handmade in Ely, cards, posters and more!
Nature and landscape photography and handmade prints and frames by Chris Perry. Visit our gallery in downtown Ely. Open on busy weekends and always by appointment.
The Gnarly Varulfr is Ely’s gnarliest leisure shop featuring skateboards, skate gear, incense, clothes, shades, hats, bags, an art gallery, vinyl, camp gear, and more. Stop in an learn about the Legend of Gnarly Varulfr!
The North American Bear Center is the only black bear and wildlife educational facility of its kind. Dedicated to replacing old myths with facts, it lets people learn from the bears themselves about bear behavior, ecology, and their relations with humans.
Great things await you inside! Whether you visit us in Ely or here on our website, we hope your time with us gives you a better understanding of the world of black bears.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit that relies entirely on the support of visitors, merchandise sales and people like you. We do not receive any state or federal funding. Help support our mission.
Chapman Street Books has thousands of vintage and modern books to be had in varying degrees of quality. Prairie Fire Tobacco is a small smoke shop that sells pipes, tobacco, vintage tarot and gemstones.
The Dorothy Molter Museum is a seasonally operating, historic museum focusing on the life and legacy of Ely Area icon, Dorothy Molter.
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Through tours of Dorothy’s original cabins, self-guided exploration of our outdoor, natural areas, community programming and a wide selection of mission-driven retail merchandise (including our own Isle of Pines Root Beer), visitors will leave with an understanding of who Dorothy was, how she lived in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and a greater appreciation for the Ely Area’s natural and cultural history.
With the uncertainty of future public health initiatives and guidelines, the operation of the Museum will be significantly different this season. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters.
The Dorothy Molter Museum preserves and interprets Northwoods wilderness heritage through learning opportunities inspired by Dorothy Molter, the last non-indigenous resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).
As a private, non-profit organization representing part of the unique and rich history of northeastern Minnesota, the Dorothy Molter Museum strives to not only honor the legacy of its namesake but also, be an active and positive member of the Ely Area community and family of Minnesota museums.
Through tours in three of Dorothy’s original cabins, self-guided exploration of our outdoor, natural areas, community events, public programs, and a wide selection of mission-driven retail merchandise (including our own Isle of Pines Root Beer), visitors will leave with an understanding of who Dorothy was, how she lived in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and a greater appreciation for the Ely Area’s natural and cultural history.