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Gene Hicks Coffee

Award-winning gourmet coffee created in the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Omega Point Multimedia

Custom made professional videos documenting your adventures in Ely.

Chilly Dogs Sled Dogs Trips

Exciting wilderness adventures by dog team. Experienced mushers equip, instruct, and guide individuals, families, and groups on a variety of dog sled excursions. Chilly Dogs specializes in trips that take anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours, but it also offers full-day and overnight camping trips. You can be as "hands-on" as you want to be--enjoy riding comfortably in the enclosed sled, or stand on the runners and drive the team yourself. Don't leave Ely, Minnesota--"The Dog Sledding Capitol of the World"--without taking a trip with Chilly Dogs!

Ely Fishing Guide Company

Award-winning gourmet coffee created in the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

International Wolf Center

Visit the Interpretive Center where you will see real wolves in their north woods habitat, award-winning films, Wolves and Humans exhibit, Little Wolf children's exhibit, daily presentations, field trips and the Wolf Den Store.

North American Bear Center

Just one mile south of Ely, the NABC offers hands-on activities, a gift shop, and more.


Ely's premier gift and sauna shop.

Ely Surplus

Quality outdoor goods for your outdoor needs.

Black Wolf Kennels

Recommended professional dog kennel and boarding near Ely, MN.

Wintergreen Dogsled Trips

For over 30 years, Wintergreen, Ely, MN, has offered lodge-based dog sledding vacations and dogsled camping adventures. We're the world's foremost recreational dogsledding center & the only resort devoted exclusively to dog mushing.

Boundary Waters Outfitters

Boundary Waters Outfitters is one of Ely Minnesota's premier Boundary Waters outfitters having outfitted groups into the BWCA wilderness since 1939.

Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company

The Front Porch has become a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. They feature a comfortable atmosphere with a homelike feel. The smell of fresh baked goods and coffee linger all day long. They have great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer unique gifts and a place to gather and connect with family and friends.

Kess Gallery

Kess Gallery features original art, fine craft, a great selection of jewelry, studio furniture and custom framing.

Jim Brandenburg Gallery

Jim Brandenburg is an environmentalist and nature photographer and filmmaker who has traveled the globe as a photographer with National Geographic magazine for over three decades, and commissions from numerous international television stations. As an author, Brandenburg has published numerous best-selling books, including "Chased by the Light" and "White Wolf". He has also won numerous national and international awards, including twice as Magazine Photographer of the Year from the National Press Photographer's Association.