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

That's what you'll find in Ely, Minnesota. Poised at the edge of the vast Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness bordering Minnesota and Canada, home to unspoiled wilderness, pristine lakes, and thousands of miles of trails through awe-inspiring old growth forests.

When you're in here, it's like going back to when the world was new. The last great pure wilderness experience is waiting for you in Ely.

Ely is proud to share all we have at the end of the road, including our new logo, national accolades and world class photography available for professional media use. 

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