All about Ted: A visit with the Bear Center's largest resident

If there's one place in Minnesota where it's likely you'll see bears, it's Ely. Bears are native to the Northwoods and when you're here, you're in their habitat. Encountering a bear in the wild is a thrilling, and perhaps frightening, experience for Northwoods newbies. But one place you can get up…

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6 tips for capturing great photos of your trip to Ely

(BPT) - If there’s one way that adventure travel has changed in the past decade or so it’s how we share our adventures. Gone are the days of the dreaded slide show of your friends' trip. Now, it's all about social media. Check-ins, live streams, live journaling, blogging, pictures, videos — the list…

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5 of the best ways to enjoy the BWCA without camping

(BPT) - When people think of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, they think of Ely. This is the gateway to the BWCA, the jewel in Minnesota’s vast wilderness. We don’t wanna brag, but of the 10,000 lakes that Minnesota is famous for, the most beautiful are up here. What if you want to…

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5 high-tech gadgets to bring with you for your north woods vacation

(BPT) - A vacation in the BWCAW is all about leaving your devices behind and experiencing the wilderness, right? Well, not exactly. Just like technology has changed everything from education to how we interact with our friends, it’s also changed how we experience the great outdoors. New technology…

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4 things you didn’t know about the International Wolf Center

Do you hear that howl? In Ely, it can only mean one thing, you’re near the International Wolf Center. One of our most treasured institutions is a must-see for anyone who comes to visit Ely. Today we’re going to share four reasons you need to make the International Wolf Center a priority stop on your…

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4 reasons Ely is a magnet for arts-loving tourists

(BPT) - Northern Minnesota is known for its rugged individuals, deliberate lifestyle, pristine waterways, mines producing the nation's iron ore, endless tracts of forests and wilderness getaways. It’s not exactly known as a center for the arts. But this isn’t a fair characterization. In the past few…

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