We have everything you need to begin your adventure in the Northwoods. Disconnect and escape to nature.
Jordan’s provides the gear and knowledge you need to navigate your trip to Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and the Quetico Provincial Park.
The Ely Nordic Ski Club is a 501(c3) non-profit organization run by volunteers.
We focus our efforts towards the Hidden Valley Recreation Area (HVRA) located on the east end of Ely, Minnesota. As a club, we are responsible for the building & maintaining the HVRA trail system for year round use as well as maintaining and managing the Hidden Valley Chalet/facilities. While open to the public, this trail system is most heavily used in the winter in particular by youth ski programs such as, the Minnesota Youth Ski League and the Ely Nordic Wolves ski team.
The Hidden Valley Recreation Area trails are for non-motorized use and are part of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) Grant-In-Aid program. As such, you are required to have a the Minnesota Ski Pass when using the trails in the winter.
Your membership dues represent support for our thriving northern community which embraces life sports that enhance the health and well being of individuals and families. Our operating expenses depend on your membership dues. Please become a member of the Ely Nordic Ski Club!
Ely Nordic Ski Club
PO Box 346
Ely, MN 55731
At Voyageur Outward Bound School we believe in the potential of every individual. We believe when people discover strength of character, an aptitude for leadership and a desire to serve, it has a positive impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. And that discovery has the power to make the world a better place. Outward Bound changes lives through challenge and discovery. We offer life-changing expeditions for everyone, regardless of social or economic status, race or gender, from struggling teens, to first generation urban youth, adults in transition or veterans integrating back into life outside of active duty.
For over 50 years, we have been changing lives by using the wilderness as a classroom to provide unparalleled opportunities for personal growth, self-reliance, confidence, teamwork and compassion.
Our full portfolio of programs ranges from part-day programming to wilderness programs lasting a full semester. Canoeing, camping, rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding and urban adventure programs serve as the educational vehicle for social and emotional learning and character development. In all of VOBS programs, tight-knit groups are led through sequenced challenges designed to discover and improve skills such as emotion management, teamwork, initiative, problem solving, responsibility and empathy. This learning occurs for both the individual and the group. Voyageur Outward Bound School students experience the benefit of personal challenge and the positive effects of nature as they build critical life skills.
Up North Jobs Inc. is a nonprofit advocacy organization formed to stimulate regional economic development, job growth and to preserve the mining, forest products and other natural resource based industries that carry on operations in our region.
We are committed to counter the radical environmental organizations opposing proposed copper/nickel mining operations in Northeastern Minnesota.
The Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast is a lakeside lodge adjoining the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) – our million acre front yard near Ely, Minnesota. At the Blue Heron you can experience all the wilderness of a canoe trip but with a king or queen size bed, private bath, and breakfast in the dining room overlooking the lake.
You can launch from our shore to canoe, fish or just laze about. By boat or by foot you can explore the nooks and crannies of our 10 acres and the BWCA… next door. Numerous trails and logging roads nearby can be used for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. In winter we host dog sled trips. Or perhaps you’d rather ‘just be’ in a comfortable chair by the shore, on the porch or in front of the fire.
Steger Mukluks and Moccasins are manufactured in Ely, Minnesota. We proudly make the warmest and most comfortable winter boots and moccasins in the world right here in Minnesota! Thank You for coming back year after year to buy our wonderful footwear! Patti Steger & The Mukluk Crew
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”
Frandsen Bank & Trust was recently named one of America’s Best Banks in Minnesota by Forbes magazine. Of the nearly 5,400 banks in the United States, only 149 made the 2019 list, and only three banks from Minnesota were recognized.
Frandsen Financial Corporation CEO Chuck Mausbach states, “We were thrilled to learn that the rankings are driven entirely off of customer survey responses. What a huge compliment from our customers.”
The list is a result of Forbes and a market research firm surveying over 25,000 United States customers for their opinions about current and former banking relationships. Banks were scored on satisfaction and recommendations, as well as