Reunions

Reunions. They're a time to renew, rejoice and revisit those people, places and events that commemorate your most important connections. There's no better place to do that than in Ely. Rekindle your connections with family, friends or classmates in the North Woods where you can enjoy our long, temperate summer days paddling, hiking or boating and end those days around the fire under a night sky filled with endless stars. 
 
For family reunions, Ely is a perfect location for the kids to learn the art of the perfect cast and later to gather around a campfire sharing stories and s'mores, making your own North Woods traditions. You'll be revisiting your most cherished memories and making new ones in the process.
 
Looking to connect with former Ely Memorial High School graduates, current residents or those in memory? Check out our active community-led Facebook Group, What’s Up Ely, MN? to connect. 

Things to Do In Ely

Dining

After you've finished your canoe trip, hike or visited our unique shops and galleries, stop by...

Shopping

There are a wide variety of stores in Ely, MN to buy something you need or just to commemorate your...

Outdoor Activities

3.9 million acres. 4,000 lakes and rivers. 2,800 miles of trails and portages. That's what...

Winter

Winter is a beautiful season in the pristine country that surrounds the Ely, MN area. The area is...

Canoeing

Several pristine canoe routes can be found on many lakes and rivers that are outside the BWCAW, yet...

Fishing

If you are planning a fishing trip to Minnesota, then look no further than Ely Minnesota! Why? Ely...

Arts & Culture

The Ely art scene is bursting with talent. Artists in a variety of media make Ely an exciting place...

Museums & History

Find a window into Ely's rich history and fascinating past at one of our museums and cultural...

Things To Do With Kids

Bring the whole family to Ely! It's never too early to teach your kids about how beautiful and...

Lodging

There are a variety of Ely Minnesota lodging options, each with their own uniqueness. Choose a cozy bed & breakfast, a secluded rental cabin, a modern motel, hotel or resort, a houseboat or a campground. The choices are endless. Read More

Plan

Welcome to Ely, gateway to one of America’s last pure outdoor experiences. Discover wilderness lakes and forests unchanged by the hand of man. Canoe for days and escape modern civilization. Hike along wooded trails, where nature... Read More