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Sharing Winter in Ely, Minnesota

Guests ask us all the time about winter in Ely.  While they are enjoying the warm sun, crisp clean water and the sand on our beach, so many seem to wonder what it’s like to experience Ely in the winter.

They pictures are worth a thousand words, so here you go.

Winter Sunshine

Just after sunrise at 14 degrees. This is on the edge of Bear Island Lake, near our cabins.

It’s so hard to describe the feeling of vast uniformity one feels as you look across the lake after significant snow.  We have had well over 2 feet of snow in the last week or so, with season totals much higher than that.

Winter on the Lake

Looking across Bear Island Lake

One of the interesting things that happens on the lake in the winter is that locals plow an ice road to make it easier to drive, ATV or snowmobile to their favorite fishing spots.  It’s always fun to hear about a person’s first experience on an ice road.

Winter in Ely

Ice road on Bear Island Lake

Humans aren’t the only ones that leave tracks.  We see tracks of all kinds of animals in the winter, but the most common are deer and wolf.

Winter in Ely

A single deer track near the Lodge


Winter in Ely

Looks like the deer might be headed to the sauna on a nearby property

When it gets cold in Ely, the deer actually herd up for safety.  We can see large groups of deer moving around the lake and through the woods near Timber Wolf Lodge.

Winter in Ely

How many can you see?

We are looking forward to seeing all of our returning guests and sharing the north woods experience with new friends this summer.  We can’t wait to see you.  But, if we must wait, we’ll try and enjoy the beautiful winter we are having.

Located on Bear Island LakeTimber Wolf Lodge is one of the oldest and most popular resorts in the Ely, Minnesota area.  We feature cabins and a Good Sam certified RV campground.

2018-02-28T16:17:38+00:00February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|