We are enablers of nostalgia. Whether your pastime is downhill sledding, family time at the cabin, winter camping, ice fishing, or doing traditional work on the land, we craft the finest toboggan sleds still available.
Our designs reflect the time-tested traditions of the first people in Northern Canada. Following processes handed down to our craftsman from his mentor, who was taught from his mentor before him, the 150+ techniques we embrace consistently produce sleds that last generations.
Our sleds are hand-crafted, and our design reflects the time-tested traditions of the first people in Northern Canada. Our sleds have endured the punishment of daily use in the northern wilderness by those who choose to create their own trails.
Don’t settle for less than the best. Own an heirloom, and start your own enduring traditions.
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.
We are a small family business that started in north west Iowa that it is now located on the iron range of northern Minnesota, in the little town of Ely. Our background was in agriculture with a love of the outdoors and old styled craftsmanship. Working in blacksmithing, fine woodworking, and leather, leather soon became our medium of choice.
Legacy Toys was founded in Ely, Minnesota in 2012 as a uniquely original toy store, devoted to helping kids and their families ignite their imagination through exploration and play.
With stores in both Minnesota and North Dakota, we encourage people of all ages to engage in interactive play throughout their visit. Each location provides its own unique experience, with one-of-a-kind displays and activities that are sure to entertain. With a dedicated and experienced staff, we will help you find the perfect toys, games, plush, and more for everyone in your life!
Spirit of the Wilderness is a family owned business. Steve, Kathy and Ginny offer you the expertise and enthusiasm that comes with over 30 years of canoeing and outfitting in the BWCA and Quetico.
Our reputation, quality equipment, and educational approach to outfitting are some of the reasons people give for booking our services. We’ve introduced many folks to their first taste of the Northwoods – and watched as they develop skills to go it alone – but they keep using our services, year after year.
We invite you to explore the BWCA or Quetico and allow Spirit of the Wilderness to outfit your needs. Visit our website for more information on Canoe Rentals, Guided Trips, Live Bait, Tackle & Gear.
Wolfland was founded in 1999 serving many engineering needs; software design, software test engineering, hardware test engineering, computer manufacturing, computer repair +.
Wolfland expanded operation in the summer of 2014 to include a hobby shop and is the home of “Little Ely“
Ely may be the Canoe Capitol of the World but it also has the world’s finest sausages!
Zup’s was founded on family tradition, the spirit still lives within the organization. The friendly greetings, the welcoming smiles and always an extended hand of help. The Zup’s family would like to invite you to join us, shop a bit, try a few new items, we are sure you will be delighted with what you find and taste.
“We, at Zup’s, have no doubt you will be completely satisfied, and all of our products are unconditionally guaranteed”
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 J.D. Mills Company is a Northwoods lifestyle store, established in 1901, in Ely, MN. Ely is a casual town where dressing up means putting on a pair of khaki twill slacks or your best pair of jeans with a nice shirt or blouse.
Mills carries clothes for men and women which are rugged enough for the outdoors, yet look great for going out on the town or to a special event in the Northland. Mills carries apparel and footwear for men and women. Jeans and casual slacks, rugged outdoor pants, shirts in a variety of textures and fabrications, sweaters, jackets, socks, shoes and boots.
Mills specializes in natural fiber cotton and or wool apparel and outerwear, carrying super soft long underwear in washable merino wool, merino wool socks, wool pants, shirts and jackets. You may also find some great synthetic technical clothing for the outdoors.
We also have a fine selection on headwear. Summer and winter for protection from the sun or cold; knit caps, wool hats and wool felt outback hats. Gloves and mitts too!
Our major brands for wool goods are Pendleton, Filson, Woolrich, Stormy Kromer, Minus33 and Wigwam socks.
Mills footwear department has a good selection of comfortable casual shoes and boots for town and the outdoors. Merrell, Keen, Clarks and Nunn Bush are the major lines carried in the store.