Pet Friendly

Planning a visit to Ely and wondering if you can and should bring your best, four-legged friend? The answer is a resounding yes! Your dog will love the wilderness as much as you do — the smells, sights and sounds! It's a dog's paradise!

We're dog people here in Ely, and many local business cater to pets, helping you to have a fun vacation with your furry friends. Most of the lodging establishments you'll find in and around Ely welcome pets, but call ahead when making your reservations to be sure. Outfitter Kondos Outdoors specializes in gear for your dog, offering everything Fido needs to be safe in the great outdoors. The Trezona Trail, a 6.5-km loop around the perimeter of Miner’s Lake within Ely city limits, is a great trek to take with your pup.

When you're ready to stroll around town and get something to eat, you'll find that your pet is welcome in some of our restaurants and coffee shops, too. Grab a meal at Rockwood or a drink at Northern Grounds while enjoying your pet's company in the outdoor seating area.

We recommend that you contact any establishments you plan to patronize in advance to ensure there is appropriate accommodations available for you and your pet. Be courteous and clean up wherever you go.

Good to know: Ely is home to Northern Minnesota’s premier Veterinarian Clinic along with a variety of local kennels.

So don’t leave them at home! Your dog deserves a getaway in Ely, too!